Features duty free shops
Products sold in these stores are duty, excise duty and VAT, with the result that their cost is much lower than in conventional stores. Most often in the area of the duty-free travelers buy tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, perfumes, jewelry, appliances, confectionery and watches.
The first duty free shop appeared in Ireland in 1947. Brendan O'regan opened a small shop in Shannon airport, this store is still working, he had to serve the passengers who traveled between North America and Europe, as it is in Shannon their planes stopped to refuel. This store very quickly gained popularity and was later copied at other airports around the world.
The duty free area is located after passport control. More often in shops located in this area, you can get the service only if you have a passport and a boarding pass indicating that you either leave or enter the country. In most countries a zone free from taxes, can be reached only on departure, but New Zealand and Australia allow passengers to purchase goods, which are exempt from excise before passing the border.
When buying alcohol in duty free it is necessary to consider the customs regulations of the country in which you are flying. The standard rule is that a person can import one liter of spirits and 2 liters of weak (below 12 degrees).
The most famous stores without fees
It is believed that the best duty-free shops located in Asia and the middle East. So the leader of this market is considered to be the duty free area of Dubai airport. Here all shops are open around the clock, you can find a huge number of different goods. The savings can reach 50% of normal prices, especially if you are lucky enough to get to any share that are held there regularly.
Another well-known duty free is the airport of Bangkok. There are many perfume shops, souvenir shops, boutiques of famous brands. Discounts in the duty free area of Bangkok can reach 40%. The greatest interest among tourists is Jim Tompson shops where you can buy the best products in the world of the famous Thai silk, unfortunately, even with the absence of taxes the prices of Thai silk is called affordable is quite difficult.