Global Blue takes a closer look at the British islands’ Tax Free Shopping performance for 2018 and shows that, amidst Brexit uncertainties, the retail industry still holds on to 3 defining characteristics to ensure a solid Tax Free Shopping performance in the years ahead.
In 2018, France is the only European country to register both positive TFS growth and increase of average spend per globe shopper.
Who are the movers and shakers of the Tax Free Spend (TFS) industry in 2018? Where did they go?
Inter-regional travel is boosting Tax Free Shopping performance.
To counterbalance weak domestic consumer consumption, more than ever, Japan relies on inbound tourism to boost its economy. In this context, the Japanese government is taking an active role by implementing tourism-friendly measures, with major benefits to the retail and the overall TFS industries.
Asia Pacific is continuing to act as a global growth engine for the Tax Free Shopping (TFS) Industry. Greg Gelhaus, Global Blue’s Head of Asia Pacific, provides an update on this year’s TFS performance and some of the key trends which defined the last 12 months across the Asia Pacific Region.
Amidst the violent protests led by the gilets jaunes across the country, French retailers are struggling to get into the festive season. Almost a month after the start of the movement, what are the effects on French retail and its tourism scene?
Due to the Christian holiday traditions, European cities tend to dominate the most popular Christmas shopping destinations, but as consumers look for more unique gifts and experiences, they’re trying new places too.
During the 4th Summit Shopping Tourism & Economy in Madrid on November 19 & 20th, Global Blue revealed key insights about Chinese globe shoppers in Spain and possible levers to increase the country’s status as an attractive shopping and tourism destination for international travellers.