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In APAC, last year’s THAAD missile crisis had affected Chinese and South Koreans relationship to the extent that China had banned any outbound tour trips to South Korea, impacting the country’s TFS performances. What is the state of the Korean TFS market in 2018?

On the same level, as Japan became Global Blue’s best performing country in 2017, did the island managed to sustain this stellar performance in 2018? Who are the nationalities pulling the country’s results?

Global Blue has produced exclusive reports on the region’s TFS 2018 performance, giving you the lowdown on the best performing nationalities, the new destinations and latest shopping trends.

The report offers an analysis of the APAC region’s TFS country, considering the current macro-economic factors impacting their results.

Click to download the 2018 APAC TFS Destinations Report.