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Tax free shopping stimulates tourism industry

11.10.2011 | The Baltic Times

Despite the constant state of financial turmoil that is becoming the new norm for the global economy, tourism in Latvia is on the rise. What are the main reasons tourists are visiting this Baltic country? Some come here for the beautiful sights, some are using the excellent but affordable medical facilities; there is a large group of party girls and boys who arrive in Latvia to let their hair down and party, but apart from all those reasons, shopping, or rather Tax Free Shopping, is a big incentive for foreigners to come here for a vacation.

Despite the constant state of financial turmoil that is becoming the new norm for the global economy, tourism in Latvia is on the rise. What are the main reasons tourists are visiting this Baltic country? Some come here for the beautiful sights, some are using the excellent but affordable medical facilities; there is a large group of party girls and boys who arrive in Latvia to let their hair down and party, but apart from all those reasons, shopping, or rather Tax Free Shopping, is a big incentive for foreigners to come here for a vacation.

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