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When it comes to traveling internationally, one of the perks of flying is the opportunity to shop duty-free. But what does duty-free mean? And how can you take advantage of this shopping experience while also saving money on luxury items? In this guide, we’ll explore the ins and outs of duty-free shopping and how LUXY™ Ride can help you make the most of it.

First things first: what does duty-free mean? In short, duty-free refers to goods that are exempt from certain taxes and duties, including import duties and value-added taxes (VAT). This means that items purchased in duty-free shops are typically cheaper than the same items sold in regular retail stores.

However, it’s important to note that not all countries have the same duty-free regulations, and the rules can vary depending on the type of product you’re purchasing. For example, alcohol and tobacco products often have stricter duty-free regulations than other luxury items.

So how can you take advantage of duty-free shopping while traveling internationally? Here are a few tips:

  1. Know the rules: Before you start shopping, do your research on the duty-free regulations in the country you’re traveling to and from. This will help you avoid any unexpected fees or restrictions.
  2. Make a list: Make a list of the items you’re interested in purchasing, and do some research on their prices in regular retail stores. This will help you determine if the duty-free prices are actually a good deal.
  3. Plan ahead: If you’re traveling with LUXY™ Ride, let your driver know ahead of time that you plan to shop duty-free. They can help you plan your route to the airport to ensure you have enough time to browse, and make sure you get off at the correct terminal entrance to shop.
  4. Pack carefully: Keep in mind that there are some restrictions on how much duty-free items you can bring back with you to your home country. Be sure to pack your items carefully to avoid any damage during travel. 

At LUXY™ Ride, we understand that duty-free shopping can be a great way to save money on luxury items while traveling. That’s why we offer safe, reliable, and comfortable transportation to and from the airport, so you can focus on enjoying your shopping experience without worrying about the logistics of getting there. Book your next airport transfer with LUXY™, available on iOS or Android, and experience the LUXY™ Ride difference.