The airline giant will be offering discounted air fares to Spain for shoppers while El Corte Ingles will be pushing the joys of tax -free shopping.
Since Britain left the European Union , British tourists can reclaim the VAT on all articles they purchase. El Corte Ingles branches in Majorca have already started to advertise this discounted scheme with large signs placed at the entrance of their main stores.
The move could mean that the Balearics becomes a discounted shopping destination for British holiday makers. El Corte Ingles will even offer British tourists a 10 percent gift voucher if they take advantage of the tax-free promotion. Shop sales across Spain have fallen dramatically since the Covid pandemic.
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It’s just tax free not duty free as we know it and even then the prices at the airport are much more expensive than the local UK Tesco. Not worth bothering about quite honestly.
But don’t they then have to pay VAT or similar when they import whatever they have bought into the UK? Just asking.