This report provides detailed data on the size and development of retail sales of individual product types through Duty-Free
New research by Visa UK shows that while the British are happy to spend an average of pounds 75 on duty-free
shopping while on holiday, it will be on gifts for themselves rather than for friends and family.
TRG's new duty-free
shopping main store will be located in the center of Terminal D between Gates D22 and D23, transforming space that is currently used mainly as gate waiting areas into a high-end shopping experience.
UK airports claim landing charges for European flights would need to rise by about a third to compensate for the loss of income from their duty-free
The European Commission is expected to deal a blow today to the campaign to save duty-free
shopping within the EU, which is due to be abolished June 30.
Coincidentally, Germany will be the EU presidency between January and the end of June, when duty-frees
disappear, and Finance Minister Mr Oskar Lafontaine vowed tonight to keep the issue on the agenda.
But a spokeswoman for Neil Kinnock said: "The abolition of duty-free
and the privilege which allows diplomats and Commissioners limited duty are not connected at all.
A trial is being carried out of tax-free sales at Stansted airport, and the impact from the end of duty-free
sales "appears to be more than covered," said Mr Collie.
Supporters of duty-free
also claim up to 30,000 jobs will be lost.
The association said Europe should call a halt to the blitz on duty-free
until the tax on whisky was the same in all 15 EU countries.
DFS Group is the world's largest duty-free
retailer for international travelers.
Yet this summer could be the last chance for holidaymakers to enjoy their much-loved duty-free