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Global Blue's VIP lounge in Paris

Government and Trade

France Tops Destinations for High-spending Tourists: Global Blue

But high-end tourists spend more of their budgets in the U.K. than in France, according to the tourist shopping tax refund company.

clock December 12, 2019Mimosa Spencer

The new Harvey Nichols women’s floor in London.


Chinese Tourists Top Tax-free Spending Lists in U.K., Says Global Blue

The Chinese made up 26 percent of total spend at Global Blue’s VIP Luxury Lounge in London, averaging 1,000 pounds per transaction.

clock October 10, 2019Samantha Conti

Gilets Jaunes protests Paris Fashion Week Men's Fall 2019


Gilets Jaunes Protests Dent Tax-Free Shopping in Paris for Q4

Tax-free spending in France overall was the highest in Europe in 2018, driven by elite travelers.

clock January 29, 2019Joelle Diderich

New Eyewear Destination - Selfridges, London 2018

Business Features

Selfridges, Harrods See Sales, Profits Climb Despite Tricky Climate

Global Blue foresees a flood of London tourist traffic, and said Golden Week should generate a surge in luxury sales.

clock October 2, 2018Samantha Conti

Global Blue's VIP lounge in Paris


Global Blue Bolsters VIP Tax Reimbursement Services With Paris Lounge

The tax-free shopping company targets 45,000 visitors a year at the rue Cambon site.

clock September 14, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Street Style at Milan Design Week

Fashion Scoops

Tax-Free Shopping Strong During Milan Design Week

Global Blue said the service registered a 7 percent increase compared to 2017.

clock April 26, 2018Martino Carrera


Changing Channels: Andreas Schmeidler Lays Out Plans for Tsum

His strategies are seemingly uncomplicated: Invest, focus on the Russian clientele and ensure the online experience is compelling.

clock January 12, 2018Samantha Conti

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


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


Tourist Spending Makes Patchy Recovery in October

Declines are slowing, according to Global Blue.

clock November 22, 2016Samantha Conti

Holiday Windows at Selfridges.


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


Brexit Vote Boosts Foreign Tourist Spend in U.K.

Spending climbed 7 percent in July on weaker pound.

clock August 22, 2016Samantha Conti


Chinese Tourist Spending Continues to Slide in July

Latest Global Blue figures show tourists shun Europe.

clock August 16, 2016Samantha Conti

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