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Shilla Duty Free - Hotel Shilla

Shilla Company is a Group Affiliate of the giant South Korean conglomerate Samsung and is a sub-division of Hotel Shilla the luxury hotel, leisure and hospitality business. Shilla have one of the best duty-free operations in Asia, it primarily caters for Korean, Japanese and Chinese visitors to the country. But, the Firm recently indicated its overseas expansion plans, investing in a near 20% stake, by buying into the duty-free competitor Dongwha Duty Free.

Both companies have expertise in 'Downtown Duty Free', a concept generally unknown in Europe and The Americas. This form of tax-free shopping enables visitors to shop at department stores in the centre of a city, rather than the airport or port store and then have their goods delivered to them for their departure.

The Group operate stores at all the main airports in Korea, the tourist resorts and downtown retail complexes. These outlets include specialist boutiques for brands such as Louis Vuitton and others and the traditional duty-free products. The company has an excellent online pre-order duty free website in multi lingual format.

How does duty free work, can you buy, which products do they sell, what shops are available, do they open for my flight, best prices?.

There is a long list of duty-free related questions asked by travellers before they start their journey.

Travel Retail is a diverse business and most Operators have outlets in global locations, so the best travel shopping advice we can offer is to search your destination in the box above and find the stores which are available for your destination. Be it by land, sea or air, duty free stores can be found if you are travelling internationally.

The duty free on arrival global search 'App' for phone and tablet is now available in Android version beta v1, we are working hard to make it the best travel shopping site and mobile App available, the Apple/iOS version will follow soon. You will be able to search the globe from your phone for duty-free shops at your destination, on planes, boats, airports or border stores. To download the app click the image below to check before you fly!