- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Businesses in the Detroit area are opening their arms to Canadians ready to open their wallets.

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau says Monday that it is launching its “Shop Greater Detroit” campaign and is encouraging southern Ontario and Toronto residents to visit during the upcoming holidays.

The visitors’ bureau points out that Detroit’s 6-percent sales tax is lower than some other shopping destinations. It also says duty-free allowances and Canadian tax exemptions on purchased goods increase with the time spent in the Detroit area

The campaign also features a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card, two-night hotel stay in Detroit and two show tickets.

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www.shopgreaterdetroit.com

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