Tourists may get tax re­fund at Bei­jing malls

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

The Bei­jing Tourism De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion said it is con­sid­er­ing a pro­gram that would al­low for­eign vis­i­tors to claim tax re­funds at shop­ping malls in the city.

The com­mis­sion also said that the pol­icy al­low­ing a vis­i­tor with an air­line ticket to stay 72 hours in the cap­i­tal with­out a visa has at­tracted more in­ter­na­tional tourists to the Chi­nese cap­i­tal this year and nearly dou­bled the num­ber of trav­el­ers to Bei­jing in Jan­uary com­pared with the same pe­riod last year.

The city re­ceived 1,746 tran­sit pas­sen­gers in Jan­uary at Bei­jing Cap­i­tal In­ter­na­tional Air­port who ben­e­fited from the waiver pol­icy, which was in­sti­tuted last year. The jump rep­re­sented a year-on-year in­crease of 184.8 per­cent, ac­cord­ing to the com­mis­sion.

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