Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, February 23 2021 - 21:53
Haikou Attracts Over One Million Tourists during Chinese New Year Holiday
HAIKOU, China, Feb. 23, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ --

Recently, China celebrated its grandest annual event -- the Chinese New Year. 
In Hainan, a major tourist province in southern China, citizens' enthusiasm for 
traveling continued to surge. According to Haikou Tourism Development 
Commission, the capital Haikou received a total of 1,171,100 visitors during 
the seven-day holiday, raking in RMB 1.291 billion.

During the holiday, a variety of activities were carried out in major 
attractions in the city. At the public dock for Haikou National Sailing Base, 
sailboats, sailboards, rowing boats and yachts were provided for visitors to 
have fun with the seawater on the west coast of Haikou. At the century-old 
Haikou Clock Tower, the city's landmark, a large-scale light show was launched 
for the first time. With three-dimensional sound and light effects, the show 
presented Haikou's sea culture and Nanyang culture, becoming a "new hotspot" at 
night for citizens and tourists in Haikou.

In terms of rural tourism, Haikou held the Wenshan Xinpo Winter Fruit and 
Vegetable Picking Festival, which offered countryside picnics, "Gongdao" meals, 
and other rural activities; the Haikou Lianlizhi Fisherman's Guesthouse rolled 
out activities such as mangrove tours, snack making, and long table barbecues, 
gaining wide popularity among tourists.

This year, duty-free shopping also became a "trump card" that attracted 
visitors to Haikou. During the seven-day holiday, the duty-free stores in 
Haikou received 32,712 visitors, up 51.8% year-on-year, with sales revenue of 
RMB 157 million and per capita expenditure of RMB 4,805, up 225.5% and 43.81%, 

Source: Haikou Tourism Development Commission

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   Caption: Changying Wonderland in Xiuying District, Haikou City, Hainan 
Province, China saw a big jump in visitors during the Chinese New Year holiday.