World Shopping Tourism Network

The meeting place for all the actors involved in Shopping Tourism


Shopping Tourism stands as one of the niche tourism sectors with the biggest development potential within Tourism industry, generating a high number of travellers and creating many different lifestyles worldwide.
Transnational Shopping Tourism

Focused on global and local well- known brands.

Cultural Identity
Shopping Tourism

A new vision that integrates local industries from a destination within Shopping Tourism concept.

Transversality of Shopping Tourism

Shopping Tourism as multiplier of the positive effects on industry, retail and local tourism.

Shopping and Sustainability Tourism (SDG)

Shopping Tourism as a road to quality, sustainability and development of a destination.

Luxury and premium products
shopping Tourism

The relation between Shopping Tourism and the concept of luxury or high range and premium is undeniable.


23 Jun: Shopping? Head out to Sharjah

Sharjah’s wholesale and retail trade already represents a significant component of the emirate’s economy, accounting for 12 per cent of GDP, according to the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and an Oxford Business Group report.

16 Mar: Middle East eyes luxury Shopping Tourism crown

London may have recently been named as the world capital for luxury store openings in 2016, but when it comes to a place that is vying to be the ultimate destination for luxury shopping tourism, the Middle East is set to take this crown, said an industry expert.

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