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International Travel Isn't Taxing

With many companies changing price tags and getting ready to add 2.5 per cent onto product prices to accommodation the rise in GST, New Zealand's largest travel retailer, Flight Centre, is preparing for Kiwis to take advantage of great international holiday deals, all exempt from GST.

Flight Centre's national product manager, James Brooker, said the tax cuts that come into effect in October, combined with no GST on international travel, means Kiwis can take a holiday without worrying about additional taxes affecting many other industries.

"It's been a long winter and many people are looking for a break and October sees a number of changes for Kiwis, with increased GST and tax cuts. It is an opportune time to use the extra income to reward themselves with a holiday and know that there won't be any extra costs involved with the GST increase," Mr Brooker said.

The soaring New Zealand dollar against currencies like the US dollar and the Great British pound also means Kiwis' spending money goes further while away.

"There are also many other benefits for international travel, including duty-free shopping, which are great ways for Kiwis to save money on their purchases.

"We know Kiwis love to travel and this is another great reason to book that well-earned break!" Mr Brooker said.

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