Shopping tourism

A whole new experience
  • Meike Bauer
  • Michaela Meier


When thinking of shopping tourism New York is one destination most of us would have in mind, just by being a shopping paradise as also promoted in popular TV series like ‘Sex and the City’. Walking through the streets like the main character ‘Carry’ and her adorable friends, overwhelmed by the huge variety of stores and labels combined with the special flavour of the city. However can this one example really describe all what the term shopping tourism implies? And even more does it not leave the tourism part in the dark by getting all excited about the shopping component? Even though this might be the first idea people have about it there are many more aspects to it than leaving some noble store with more bags a single person can carry in some luxurious destination.


Tour Operator Tourism Sector Shopping Trip Leisure Interest Niche Product 
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  • Meike Bauer
  • Michaela Meier

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