Introducing Duty Free Hunter

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Finding the best duty free deals has never topped the agenda of just the casual travel. Or for those that have holiday homes or visit the same destination frequently.

But for those of us that globe trot – and more of us are taking more than one or two overseas trips per year – then it’s worth looking at a new website that guides us to where deals are on. At travellers will find a single place to match their next trip to the duty free and luxury shopping on offer in the world’s airports and on-board airlines.

Built with the help of the major airports, duty free retailers, airlines and travel organisations Duty Free Hunter provides a free site to find out what shopping is on offer along their whole route – on departure, inflight and on arrival. In addition, the Duty Free Hunter blog carries news on the latest store openings, exclusive product launches, events and competitions, promotions and special offers running in duty free shops around the world.

The duty free industry is something of a business phenomenon. In just 60 or so years the business has spread from the very first shop at Ireland’s Shannon Airport to a global industry with total sales in excess of £40 billion. There are now duty free stores beyond the airport too with downtown, border stores, ferry and cruise terminals all taking advantage of low or no sales tax opportunities to sell to travellers away from their own countries. At the forefront are the international hubs with London Heathrow, Dubai International, Hong Kong International, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Singapore Changi as the top 5 in terms of traffic.

But readers should remember that despite their tax free status, airports and airlines can be more expensive than high street shops. For example, liquor and perfume stores in the US are traditionally cheaper than duty free stores at American airports which have yet to really catch up with the world wide duty free store explosion.

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