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‘Duty-free’ buys seldom beat price found in the U.S.

The duty-free shopping business is headed for a worldwide sales mark close to $50 billion this year, says a recent report from the Parisbased Tax Free World Association. Clearly, those deals must appeal to somebody, but my take is that they’re limited to a very few cases. Overall, airports account for almost two-thirds of total sales — no surprise here. Luxury goods, including fashion items and accessories, jewelry, and watches, ...

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  • Headline: ‘Duty-free’ buys seldom beat price found in the U.S.
  • Publication: Travel, Pages 49 on 12/09/2012
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