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Global Blue now counts 8 VIP lounge refund locations

Florence welcomes its very own Global Blue VIP lounge!

On January 14th, Florence welcomed its very own Global Blue VIP refund lounge. This new lounge is located on Piazza della Repubblica 6, 1st floor and will be opened from 10.00 am to 7.30 pm from Monday to Saturday. The staff is composed of Italian, English, Arabic, Chinese and Russian speakers. An official inauguration gathering local personalities and the press is set to take place at the end of February.

After Milan, Venice and Rome, this new location in Florence comes to complete Italy’s VIP refund lounge network and Global Blue expects 25,000 globe shoppers to visit the new premises over the next 12 months.

Global Blue has also extended its lounge network to Paris, London, Madrid and Munich, Europe’s most prestigious shopping destinations. These locations offer a unique platform for merchants and partners to engage with high net worth travellers thanks to brand content including the broadcast of exclusive videos and magazines, drive-to-store information relayed by a team of multilingual shopping experts coupled with local promotional offers and window displays to showcase brands’ latest items.

Global Blue VIP lounges have fast become international globe shoppers’ go-to spot to receive a superior refund service and be reimbursed of their VAT in cash or directly onto their credit cards.