TaxFree4U opens shop at Milan and Rome airports

Technologically advanced and fully-digital online VAT refund specialist TaxFree4U gets down ta business at premier Italian airports.

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Uber-cool, easy to use, and oh-u-convenient , located across six European nations including ltaly, taxfree mobile appTaxFree4U has collaborated with ground-handling company ITR Handling to launch lts exclusive airport host service ln the exciting, super cities of Millan and Rome.


The trusted tax free shopping network, which provides non-EU customers with savings of up to 19% when they shop ln Europe, ls pulling out all stops for lts highly-valued customers to ensure they get the refund amount they are entitled to for spending оп shopping in fab and fashionable ltaly.


То bе available initially at ltaly’ s Leonardo da Vlnc1 Airport in Rome (1nternatlonal Departures Terminal З) and Millan-Malpensa Airport in Milan (ITR Handling Terminal 1 ), the digitally-ad­vanced service will soon expand to cover other airports across Europe as well. Given the inherent lure of the destinations, it is easy to understand the reason for TaxFree4U keen to make lts presence felt at two of ltaly’ s greatest cities.

Shopper’s Paradise

From chic in Milan to ruins in Rome to canals in Venice, ltaly leaves visitors to its shores stunned and spellbound. Shopping through TaxFree4U’s unique mobile арр and using its bank card will еnаblе you to take maximum advantage of both cities premium shopping experiences.

А global capital for fashion and design and home to the world’s topmost luxury Italian and international brands, the city of Millan both excites and inspires as а place where you саn shop till you drop. Remaining the marketplace for Italian fashion – fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi – this city never ceases to amaze. However а word of caution – do not get fooled by its modern fa􀄺de – the city is also one of Europe’s oldest cities with more than 26 centuries of history and heritage. You soon realise that Milan may bе the most modem of Italian cities but it certainly keeps most of its past history intact.

Rome, оn the other hand, provides for spectacular art, legendary historic locations, and superlative restaurants1 that will barely leave you anytime to shop but shop you sure must because this extraordinary city has so, so much to offer.

From the much-admired boulevard of Via de Condotti to the independent boutiques of Via Vitorrio Veneto, Rome is full of designer labels, branded jewellery and distinctive souveniors. lndeed, it becomes apparent as you go through this city’s beautiful, time for gotten streets that there is more to it than the Colosseum and the Pantheon, especially for the high-end visitor keen on cool restaurants, luxury hotels, and fashionable boutiques.

Benefits to clients using TaxFree4U service includes:

  • TaxFree4U mobile арр easy-to-use online platform.
  • Refunded VAT amount deposited onto client’s bank card within 48 hours after receipt of VAT form.
  • VAT refunded for purchases made at any VAT-compliant retail store in EU.
  • Higher rate of VAT refund compared to other refund operators.
  • No need for paper work required as client does not require filling VAT form.
  • 24/7 Support Team guidance.

ln addition to the аbоvе benefits, TaxFree4U’s commission оn tax refunds ls also lower than lts competitors, which means customer is refunded а high total amount.

Welcome Hosting

TaxFree4U will bе there for and with you when you have finished with your shopping and are literally ready for your flight back home. lts well-trained and sophisticated hosts will be there for you at the airport to ensure your smooth passage home.

Using the latest in software communication, the dedicated hosts work with focus and intent to keep their customers up-to-date with developments at the airport including flight departure times, terminal updates, TaxFree4U host location at airport, and, where applicable, tax refund amount as communicated on VAT forms. They will always have access to the latest portable printers and smartphones on hand, and being а digital company, their smartphones will allow them instant access to necessary customer details.

The hosts will also offer customers the option of receiving а TaxFree4U card, which ensures VAT refund payment within 48-hours. Additionally, it does not require the opening of а separate bank account but allows easy payments using POS and АТМ from any location, provides top-up of cards from anywhere, charges low fees in comparison to other competitors, and comes with modern anti-fraud protection with transactions monitored 24П.

ln addition to its regular service, TaxFree4U also operates а highly-personalised ‘Meet & Greet’ service for its VIP clients. Hosts guaran­tee their discerning clientele has а smooth and hassle-free experience in claiming their refunds, which is fully undertaken bу the team.

As our clientele include frequent travellers who regularly access Milan and Rome airports, our presence as mobile hosts at the airport ensures that their journey is easy, convenient, and memorable:’ says Merton Smith, СЕО, TaxFree4U.

“Being а digital company that communicates online, it is very important for us to have а personal presence to meet and greet our customers at the airport. This personal interaction at all arrival and departure terminals will further this customer centric approach:”

TaxFree4U list of clientele spans the Middle East, Far East Asia, US, and Canada while from within the EU its patrons mainly come from France, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, ltaly, and Finland.

As а result of its rapid growth this year, the company has now joined hands with more private and exclusive partners including banks, luxury hotels and fashion brands, Michelin-starred restaurants as well as with travel agents and visa centers ..

“We continue to rapidly expand our presence at EU airports and are in the midst of finalising agreements with а slew of top names in ltaly and across Europe,” says Smith.


Established in 2015, TaxFree4U is а pioneer in the concept of online tax-free shopping for non-EU visitors purchasing in Europe. Operat­ing within the UK, France, Germany, Spain, ltaly, and Finland, it returns the highest percentage of VAT return to its non-EU customers – up to 19 per cent – and eliminat­ing the need for queues and form-filling. And it does all this with 48 hours of customer filing all necessary documents with relevant customer authorities in its jurisdiction countries.

Founded in 2001, ITR Handling to provide airport services in ltaly. Exclusively represent­ing TaxFree4U, the company’s main activities include ticketing and other services at Milan МХР and Rome FCO airports. Currently serving several international airlines, it has dedicated offices at both airports specifically at the departure passenger terminals, mail office areas, and cargo cities.



(Station Manager)

lnternational Departures Terminal 3 Leonardo da Vinci Airport 00050 Fimincino

Rome ltaly

Tel: +39 0665 958 053



(Station Manager)

ITR Handling Terminal 1nd Floor Malpensa Airport 21010 Ferno Milano ltaly

Tel: +39 0274 866 398


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Shopping with TaxFree4U: a guide to Europe for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

The mobile application TaxFree4U will help you to return up to 19% VAT on purchases in stores of European capitals
The capital of the United Kingdom during the Christmas holidays turns into a real paradise for shopaholics: the famous British brands are able to get things from the upper rulers at the most tasty price (discount in some boutiques can reach 90%). According to the rules of British shopping, discounts start the day after Christmas and last until the end of January (26.12-31.01).
Due to the tradition, the most interesting shops are located in the central areas of London, such as Mayfair and Soho, so for the convenience of movement you can choose cabs – a more expensive but comfortable sort of transport. Either use subway (with purchases it will be difficult). It’s allow you to move around London quickly, especially at rush hour. For example, the distance from Piccadilly to the Blackfriars Bridge in a traffic jam can be traveled in 40 minutes (distance – 3.5 km). So, planning to spend a lot of time in traffic jams, if you want to visit every sale. Avoid conventional taxis – drivers of this type of transport, most often, do not know the city and navigate through the navigator. With ordinary taxi drivers, the road from one store to the other can “eat” most of the time.
The most “tasty” offers await you at Carnaby Street, Covent Garden, Knightsbridge and Kings Road. These are the streets where expensive boutiques Dior, Chanel, Burberry are located. On the other hand, in the Mayfair area and on Bond Street you will find boutique haute couture shops and authorial shops that will offer you the most unusual things. In addition, there are fewer tourists here than in most shopping centers for Christmas, so shopping will turn from a battle for the thing you need into a relaxing activity.
Do you want to be in a trend? Pay attention to the popular top brands that offer items from the top collections at a discount of up to 90% during Christmas sales. Don’t go to extremes and do not buy something that you will not need. According to the statistics by the Vogue Magazine (British version), only British residents spend on sales more than 30 billion pounds on things that they don’t carry.
First of all, pay attention to the checkered fabric that has become the trademark of the brand Burberry. Trench or scarf of this company, according to the Vogue Magazine, should find a place in the wardrobe of each fashion-lover.
Where to go?
– Harrods (87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL). The most famous department store in London. Premium boutiques, including Pandora, Bottega Venetta, Chanel, Dior, D & G, 2Sqared etc.;

LONDON, UK - SEPTEMBER 25, 2014: The famous Harrods department store in the evening of September 25, 2014 at Knightsbridge in London, UK. Harrods is the biggest department store in Europe and offers over one million square feet of retail space, acting as a magnet for rich clients and numerous tourists throughout the year.
– Selfridges (400 Oxford Street, City of Westminster, W1C 2). This shopping center is magnificent even of the windows, the design appeared at the dawn of the store – they entertain and turn shopping into a real adventure;

– Trading House Harvey Nichols (109-125 Knightsbridge, Greater London SW1X 7RJ). The most popular boutiques of this historic department store are Balenciaga, Hermes, Chloe;
– Trading House Fortnum & Mason (181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER). A shopping center with a three hundred year history. Experienced shoppers recommend visiting the wine cellar of this store, where you will be offered a large selection of wines from the Rhine, from Burgundy and local private wineries. And the cost of one bottle will be several times less than when buying the same in the wine boutiques of the capitals of Eastern Europe.

London, UK - July 26, 2011: Doorman in front of Fortnum and Mason department storel on July 26, 2011 in London, UK

Tired of shopping and want to relax? Take a rental car and drive to the north: two hours away from London, is a picturesque town of Bath, which is annually held fair, surrounded by an aura of magic – where you can wander through the old streets, eat real English food and make the best selfie in “English Christmas ” style. Everywhere in central London during the Christmas holidays are theatrical performances – Piccadilly, near the Thames and elsewhere. It is worth noting that this year for the first time in the Music Hall Wilton (Wilton’s Music Hall) will go again delivered a show “Box of Delights”  John Masefield (from December 1 to January 6). Critics recommend visiting this show to all residents and guests of the capital.
Are you hungry? There are many legendary establishments where you can have a bite of the famous “fish and chips” or have a full dinner. In all the guides to the capital of Great Britain it is written that Ya Olde Cheshire Cheese (145 Fleet st, London EC4A 2BU, Great Britain) is the oldest pub in England. Not the fact that you will be able to take a table here, but to visit there definitely worth it, especially since the prices are fairly democratic and can allow you to save money to continue shopping.
If you do not have one London – TaxFree4U recommends visiting Outlet Banbridge (Banbridge, Northern Ireland, BT32 4LF, Great Britain): the road from the capital is not close, but you will be able to fully enjoy the beauties of the island kingdom. The outletis a capacious shopping center with dozens of branded things boutiques. Pay special attention to the assortment of stores Villeroy & Boch and Timberland.
However, to have a great shopping and good memories about Christmas London – use the mobile application TaxFree4U. With this app you can return up to 19% VAT on purchases in London and other UK cities.
Paris at Christmas becomes one big boutique: the Champs Elysees are full of discount signs in the best fashion houses in France, in the rue Saint Honor – there is nowhere to drop an apple from expensive shops that offer discounts up to 75% to their customers. In order not to get confused in a huge number of department stores, boutiques and outlets, professional shoppers recommend going to the French Tourism Office and taking a copy of the “Livre de L’acheteur” (“buyer’s book”) for free, in which the stores are categorized and some of the most popular shopping-routes marked. Les Soldes – two-time large-scale discount promotions (in summer and in the period of Christmas and New Year), which are obsessed by the French and the guests of the country. During the sales, the easiest way to travel around the capital is a rented car, not a taxi or a subway, but it is recommended that you study the streets of Paris in advance and have a GPS-navigator with you.
Maximum discounts are waiting for shopaholics after the New Year – from January 1 to the end of February. Of course, the center of gravity for fashion lovers is the Lafayette Gallery in the center of Paris (40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris)

PARIS - DECEMBER 07: The Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette on December 07, 2012, Paris, France.  The Galeries Lafayette has been selling luxury goods since 1895.

and the Champs Elysees, where there are more boutiques than any other street in the French capital (premium stores, Guerlain, MAC, Louis Vuitton and Cartier, Hugo Boss). Service TaxFree4U also advises not to forget about such stores as:
– Boutiques du Palais des Congrès (2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017);
– Village Royale (25 Rue Royale, 75008).
During the rest from shopping, of course, it is great idea to visit Paris Disneyland (77777 Marne-la-Vallée): for two weeks, from December 23 to January 7 there is light show, carnival processions and thematic performances that will be interesting to adults and children.
In addition, in the Alsatian Colmar from November 24 to December 30 there are 5 major fairs: Place des Dominicains, Place de l’Ancienne Douane, Place Jeanne d’Arc, Children’s Christmas market and indoor market of crafts. This medieval city is known for originality and Christmas here acquires a new sound (in addition, thanks to its unique architecture and wine traditions, you must purchase a bottle of collection wine here, even in Paris it will cost 20-30% more). Easiest way to travel to Colmar is drive from Strasbourg on the A-35 highway.

Traditional old half-timbered houses in the historic city of Colmar. Decorated and lighted during the Christmas season. Alsace. France.

Strasbourg is called the European Capital of Christmas. In the period from November 25 to December 31, there will be a fairground festival “Christkindelsmerek” in Broy Square. Theater performances, works of local masters, German-French cuisine, wines – all this is enough at the fair. And from Strasbourg is easy to get to Paris and the next point of our shopping guide, Berlin.
To ensure that the trip does not fly into a pretty penny, and shopping in the most romantic capital of the world did not end at the most interesting place – return VAT from purchases in France using the application TaxFree4U: download purchase checks, put marks at customs and get a return on your card!
Berlin is created for rest and fun, so go to the capital of Germany to relax your soul and body: here are the best clubs and restaurants in the country. Especially the users of TripAdvisor recommend giving to establishments Das Lokal and Der Goldene Hahn.
The most popular is the KaDeWe department store (Tauentzienstraße 21-24, 10789 Berlin),
however, you should not bypass the Berlin “Lafayette Gallery” (Französische Straße 23, 10117 Berlin), as well as the Kurfuerstendamm, which is considered the German Champs Elysées: here there are boutiques Prada, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger.
Advice from TaxFree4U: do not ignore the inscription “Wintersclussverkauf” which translates as “winter discounts”. Don’t forget that from November 21 to December 31 in Berlin is a famous fair. For this it is necessary to get to the Gendarmenmarkt square (Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin). The value of things and products in Germany is higher than the EU average, but still at times cheaper than in the market of Eastern Europe.
The New Year period of discounts, usually, runs from December 25 to mid-February. Despite the fact that Berlin is the capital of Germany, Munich and Düsseldorf represent the greatest interest for tourists on Christmas. In order to navigate between cities, it is suitable for both a rented car and a railway.
In Munich you will find a traditional Christmas festival (from November 24 to December 26) and mulled wine, and in Düsseldorf, the German capital of fashion, you can do shopping. During Christmas sales (from Catholic Christmas to mid-February), boutiques at Königsallee can buy items from German famous designers at a discount of up to 60%.

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - OCTOBER 27: Interior of a shopping Mall October 27, 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Interior of a shopping mall close to the Koningsallee
The mobile application TaxFree4U will allow you to refund up to 19% VAT on purchases in Germany on your card.
Italy – the legislator of world fashion, and Milan is the capital of fashion. New Year discounts start here from January 7 and continue until February 7. If you like Italian brands – you will find their boutiques in Milan. Most of the shops are located in the streets of Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Sant’Andrea, Via Manzoni and Corso Venezia. Here in the period of sales you can buy for 30-35% of the value of the goods of the top collections of such brands as Louis Vuitton, D&G, Armani, Versace, Valentino. You don’t need to know the addresses of shops – you just need to get to one of the “boutique” streets, and before you stretch the expanse of luxury. Also, don’t forget about the largest and most luxurious shopping center in Milan – the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II (Piazza del Duomo, 20123 Milano MI). Special love of shopaholics is enjoyed by the designer outlet Serravalle near the city of Alexandria, for the period of holidays providing discounts of up to 60% on more than 100 brands of leading fashion houses from Italy and France. You can get to it on a rented car or on a special bus that goes from Genoa and Milan.

However, in Rome, there is something to watch during the Christmas sales: from December 1 to January 7 at Piazza Navona (00186 Roma RM) is one of the largest New Year’s fairs in Europe. Here you can see and take a picture with “the main Santa Claus”, Babbo Natal and Befana, the Christmas witch. The location of the square in the center of ancient Rome adds color. Restaurants during the holidays provide visitors with a discount on main courses, so eating can save a lot in almost any institution. Service TaxFree4U draws your attention: “The Roman Champs Elysees” are in Piazza di Spagna (00187 Roma RM).
If you want to feel real Italy, go to Bolzano, a small town near the border with Austria. You will find a unique italo-Austrian cuisine. Leading gastronomic critics recommend to try gröstl (bacon, onions and potatoes); kaspressknödel (flat dumplings with cheese); and strauben, the Tyrolean version of Churros.
For Italian shopping to be easy, like a Mediterranean breakfast, use the mobile application TaxFree4U, which will allow you to return up to 19% VAT on purchases in Milan and Rome.
The capital of Catalonia is rightly considered the Spanish capital of fashion and leisure. Here that the main amusement parks, restaurants and attractions are located (one Church of the Holy Family can capture timportant for fashion-lovers to get on sale in boutiques. Barcelona boasts an impressive list of fashion brands: Chanel, Armani, Cartier, Miró, Mont Blanc and others. Most of them are located on Plaça Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia.

Don’t forget about the large shopping centers. The shops of La Maquinista (Carrer de Potosí, 2, 08030 Barcelona) are especially fond of shopaholics. Discounts for Christmas here can go up to 80%.
In order to enjoy the mild climate of Christmas Spain, use the mobile application TaxFree4U and return up to 19% VAT on purchases in Barcelona and other Spanish cities.
Christmas Finland
All this northern country seemed to have come from the New Year’s cards. In each city you can find unique institutions where the Spirit of Christmas will be felt 100%. Especially popular in this northern country are shopping malls of the middle class, so most of the tourists and local residents on holidays go to the department store “Stockmann” (Aleksanterinkatu 52, Helsinki). Lifehack from the service TaxFree4U: to visit the Finnish shopping center better at lunchtime, so you avoid large queues and can calmly do shopping.
If you want to feel the real European Christmas – safely go to the capital of Finland. In the heart of Helsinki, a cozy village with more than 140 shops is built every year, where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs and clothes from different Finnish brands, and with a considerable discount from December 15 to December 22, so hurrying and getting into this particular country in this short time interval. But if your trip is scheduled for days after the New Year, do not be discouraged – with the help of the application TaxFree4U you will be able to return 142.7 euros from each spent one thousand euros.
Do not forget about VAT refund!
In order to complete your journey through Christmas Europe on a positive note, don’t forget to save all the checks and take from the sellers a VAT refund application form. Take a photo of the checks, put the marks at the customs office and send the original documents to the TaxFree4U office – specialists of TaxFree4U will fill out the declaration form and return to your card will be made within 7 working days. The app you can download in the AppStore and GooglePlay.

he attention of a tourist for a whole day). For Christmas and New Year’s Eve, don’t plan to see the snow: only the cool weather will wait for you. TaxFree4U recommends that special attention be given to the Christmas fair of Santa Lucia on the Plaza de Nova from December 8 to 25.

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