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Singapore duty-free allowances pared back

From midnight tonight, Singapore duty-free allowances will be cut by about a third for returning travellers.

Korean duty-free store sales reach record high in December

Sales to foreigners at South Korean duty-free stores reached a record high in December, industry data shows.

Korea looks elsewhere as Chinese shoppers vanish

South Korea has stepped up efforts to overhaul its dependence on Chinese shoppers by shifting the focus to other Asian countries.

Asian duty-free market buoyant

The Asian duty-free market is growing at five times the global growth rate.

Asian duty-free sales plunge

Asian duty-free sales took a hit last month in the worst decline this year.

Duty free sales will recover, says Global Blue China report

After 58 per cent growth last year, Chinese tax-free shopping has gone into reverse gear, according to the Global Blue China Shopper Report.

Duty free sales will recover, says Global Blue China report

After 58 per cent growth last year, Chinese tax-free shopping has gone into reverse gear, according to the Global Blue China Shopper Report.

China duty-free push

Nineteen inbound China duty-free shops have opened to serve domestic travellers returning home.

Jalux opens duty-free outlets in Hanoi

Japanese travel retailer Jalux has launched its first airport outlets outside Japan, with three stores at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport in Vietnam.

Hanwha Galleria to open in Seoul on Dec 28

Hanwha Galleria, the retail unit of South Korean conglomerate Hanwha, says it will partially open its first duty-free store in downtown Seoul next week. About 60 per cent of the trading floor of the new store, located at the base of the gold-tinted 63 City Building in Yeouido will open for business on December 28. The target customers: cashed up Chinese tourists now flocking to Korea in increasing numbers. The rest of the store will open in June. The pre-opening will showcase 369 b…

Japan duty free sales boom

Japan duty free sales soared in the first quarter of the current financial year as Chinese tourist ranks swell.

Lotte opens Jeju duty free store

Downtown flagship spans three floors.

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