AIR discussed with Damian Green MP the potential of the new shopping-led day trip EU market

A brand new tourism market that could generate £12 billion in the first year.

Damian’s constitiency is s good example of how Britain could gain by extendimg tax-free shopping to visitors from the EU.

His constituency, Ashford in Kent, contains both a EuroStar station and a McArthur Glen Shopping centre.

We would be creating a whole new market of day trips to the UK from mainland Europe to shop in Ashford. This would be a huge boost to local economy and would help to persuade Eurostar to reopen the Ashford station, which it closed during COVID.

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