Global Blue

The women's department in the LV flagship on Place Vendôme

Retail

Tourism Spend in Europe Drops, Asia Rises in September

UBS mapped out its estimates based on Global Blue figures.

clock October 25, 2017Samantha Conti

The relaunched Panthère de Cartier.

Business Features

Up, Up and Away: Travel Poised to Fuel New Retail Wave

Retail and luxury titans are putting their money behind travel businesses.

clock May 22, 2017Samantha Conti

Regent Street

Fashion Scoops

Brexit Vote Continues to Boost Foreign Spending in U.K.

The boost is predicted to continue in 2017, according to Global Blue.

clock January 20, 2017Natalie Theodosi

Regent Street

Retail

Tourist Spending Makes Patchy Recovery in October

Declines are slowing, according to Global Blue.

clock November 22, 2016Samantha Conti

Holiday Windows at Selfridges.

Other

Chinese Rapidly Losing Appetite for Shopping Abroad

Chinese global spending fell for the seventh consecutive month in September.

clock October 25, 2016Samantha Conti

Harvey Nichols' Beauty Lounge Nail Bar.

Fashion Scoops

Global Blue Predicts a Robust Golden Week in U.K. As Pound Tumbles

Chinese shoppers are set to take advantage of the weak, post-Brexit referendum pound.

clock October 4, 2016Samantha Conti

Regent Street, London

Retail

Brexit Vote Boosts Foreign Tourist Spend in U.K.

Spending climbed 7 percent in July on weaker pound.

clock August 22, 2016Samantha Conti

Retail

Chinese Tourist Spending Continues to Slide in July

Latest Global Blue figures show tourists shun Europe.

clock August 16, 2016Samantha Conti

Christian Dior Couture Fall 2016

Financial

Dior Operating Profit Drops 30.2% in Fiscal Second Half

The house was hit by a sharp drop in tourist numbers in France and elsewhere.

clock July 28, 2016Joelle Diderich

Financial

Global Blue, Barclays Point to Further Decline in Tourist Spend

Global, European spend by tourists down in the double digits.

clock July 15, 2016Samantha Conti

The Village Westfield London

Financial

U.K. Sees Surge in Middle Eastern Shoppers Despite Tough Retail Environment

Global Blue has high expectations for pre-Ramadan season.

clock June 17, 2016Lorelei Marfil

Fashion Scoops

Tourists Still Shunning the Shops: Global Blue’s April Data Is Negative

Shopping data down 12.8 percent globally.

clock May 16, 2016Samantha Conti

Selfridges flagship store on Oxford Street.

Financial

Global Tourist Spending Drops Sharply in March

According to an analysis by Barclays, this has been the worst monthly result since 2010.

clock April 15, 2016Natalie Theodosi

Financial

Terrorism, New Biometric Passports Dent Tourist Shopping in Europe

Global Blue data shows 2 percent decline in Europe in February.

clock March 17, 2016Samantha Conti

Global Blue lounge in Milan

Financial

Tourist Spending Rises 6% in Italy

Tax-free shopping in Italy increased 6 percent in the first two months of the year.

clock March 16, 2016Alessandra Turra

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Fashion

Holiday Windows 2017: Urban Odes and Outsize Spectacles

clock November 22, 2017Sharon Edelson

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