Last updated on December 7, 2017
There’s a new app in town that will save you from the long, torturous queue to get your tax refund, and it is called Tourego.
Tourego is the “world’s first mobile tourist tax refund solution, and the only Singaporean tax refund company.” Users can use the mobile app to take photos of their receipts and store them in an e-wallet, which makes it easier for the users to keep track of their refund tickets.
The app also provides tourists latest information on shopping, food and travel tips on Singapore. There are currently more than 100 retailers collaborating with Tourego, and the retailer network coverage is expected to rise in the coming months.
Mr Tan Tie Wee, Founder and CEO of Tourego said:
“Tourego wants to be Singapore’s solution to the worldwide problem of tourists spending too much time at airports trying to get their tax refund back. Our mobile app enhances the shopping experience for tourists, helps our retail partners improve their retail operations efficiency, and gain big data insights into the consumer behaviour of their tourist customers. We are grateful to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), IMDA, SPRING Singapore, and IE Singapore for their support as Tourego contributes to Singapore’s vision to be a smart nation.”
The local company has chosen Singapore as its first market to launch its app. However, it is only available for non-Singaporeans (eligible tourists for tax refund) to register for an account.
For more information, please visit https://www.tourego.com.