ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday January 6, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 32
Financial Times  

Abans duty free shops offer travellers best value for money

Abans Duty Free Shops at both 'Arrival' and 'Departure' terminals of BIA Katunayake offer travelers an excellent selection of the world's best brands of home appliances at the most competitive duty-free prices, a press release said. Travellers are amazed that the products available are cheaper than duty-free shops anywhere in the world.

Sri Lankans holiday makers, and expatriate Sri Lankans returning home, have a hassle-free and economic way of bringing gifts for their friends and relatives back home. No need to pay heavy excess baggage/freight, handling and insurance charges. No need to spend valuable time in unnecessary documentation. No need to worry about your expensive cargo getting damaged in transit. Moreover, with increased duties and other levies on luxury appliances, it is a big saving for returnees to spend their valuable allowance on useful appliances for their home by which the whole family will benefit. All you have to do is visit Abans Duty Free Shops at the Katunayake Airport and buy as much as your allowance permits.

Sri Lankans travelling abroad are entitled to duty-free allowances ranging from minimum US$ 187 to US 1,750 depending on the duration of stay abroad. It is also permitted to add up the allowances of family members travelling together to purchase products. If husband and wife and two children are returning after one year, they will be entitled to an accumulated allowance of US$ 1,750 x 4 = US$ 7,000.

Abans Duty Free Shops stock a useful range of home appliances that travellers with small or large allowances could find suitable products for gifts or personal use. From 21" LG colour TV for US$ 187 to 42" LG LCD Television for US$ 1750 and LG Side by Side Refrigerator for US$ 1,515, you will find a range of Televisions, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Microwave Ovens, Cookers, Air Conditioners, Floor Polishers, Vacuum Cleaners and off course the finest Pyrex Oven and Bakeware and a dazzling range of glassware and cookware.


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