Where I live, it is normal to give a tip after eating in a restaurant and to provide a tip to the maid when staying in a hotel. When travelling on business, are those tips normally part of the business expense, or are they something I should cover personally?
For food, if I'm paying with a card and have an opportunity to add the tip to the bill, I will do so. In that case, the business is paying. But for some meals and for the hotel, the tip is cash. If a business normally covers that, how is that documented, since there is no receipt?
Is paying a cash tip during business travel something a business usually covers, something the individual usually covers, or is there any consistency, and it's something that can change from company to company? (In other words, only my company can answer this question.)