Haikou attracts over one million tourists during the Chinese New Year holiday

Recently, China celebrated its grandest annual event — the Chinese New Year. According to the Haikou Tourism Development Commission, Haikou, received a total of 1,171,100 visitors during the seven-day holiday, raking in RMB 1.291 billion.

Changying Wonderland in Xiuying District, Haikou saw a big jump in visitors during the New Year holiday.

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Changying wonderland

Throughout the holiday, a variety of activities were carried out in major attractions across the city. At the public dock for Haikou National Sailing Base, sailboats, sailboards, rowing boats and yachts were provided for visitors to have fun on the sea on the west coast of Haikou.

Kite surfing on the west coast of Haikou
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Haikou Clock Tower

At the century-old Haikou Clock Tower, one of the city’s most prominent landmarks, 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, hoping to become a “new hotspot” at night for citizens and tourists in Haikou.

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New saplings at the mangroves

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 held mangrove tours, snack making, and long table barbecues, proving popular with tourists.

Haikou duty-free store opens with record sales over New Year (6)

This year, duty-free shopping also attracted many 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%, respectively. According to Haikou Daily, during the same period last year, Hainan’s duty-free shops sold goods worth only 16 million yuan due to COVID-19.

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