Understanding Duty-Free Shopping: Is It Really Worth It?

Alex Greenwood
4 min readJul 18, 2023

Now that we are more or less back to normal when it comes to air travel, duty-free shopping can seem like an exciting novelty to those unfamiliar with the practice. The allure of tax-free deals on a wide range of high-end products, from fragrances and chocolates to alcohol and luxury watches, is often too tempting to resist. Yet, the question remains — is duty-free shopping really worth it? Let’s delve into the mechanics of duty-free shopping and find out.

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Alex Greenwood

PR Consultant, Speaker, Podcast Producer/Host, Editor, and Award-Winning Writer of the John Pilate Mystery Series. Accomplished belly laugher.