19 05 09 - Greece is a growing Tax Free Shopping destination in Europe


On May 8th, Global Blue Greece organized its first event on the topic of Greek Tax Free Shopping with a specific focus on Chinese tourism.

Laurent Delmas, Global Blue COO South Europe, presented Greece’s Tax Free Shopping performance for 2018 and its evolution over the last 5 years. He also discussed opportunities to better position the country as a must-visit shopping destination in Europe.

• Greece records +20% of Tax Free Shopping spend CAGR growth over the past 5 years, more than three times higher than Europe

• The Greek Tax Free Shopping market is led by and dependant on Chinese globe shoppers representing 42% of Greek Tax Free spend

• The premium segment is the strongest, accounting for 33% of the total tax-free spend. High-value transactions above €2,000 displayed the best performance in 2018.ax Free spend

• The premium segment is the strongest, accounting for 33% of the total tax-free spend. High-value transactions above €2,000 displayed the best performance in 2018.

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