Turkey sees 38% Tax Free Shopping increase in 2009

Global Refund Turkey has recorded an increase of 38% in Tax Free shopping in January and February in 2009, compared to statistics from the same months in 2008.

The report claimed that people from the Russian Federation and Northern Cyprus used this tax free system most frequently. Compared to 2008, the percentage of purchases made this year increased across all tourist nationalities, with tourists from Iran, Kuwait and Kazakhstan coming out top.

Turkey has over 6,000 Turkish shopping outlets which currently offer the Global Refund Tax Service. This service is an integral part of Turkish tourism and their strategy to attract nationalities to their country and sample not only the local delicacies but also view the Turkey property on offer.

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