duty-free consumption in Hainan

duty-free consumption in Hainan

Since the Spring Festival holiday began a few days ago, the duty-free consumption market in China’s island province of Hainan has witnessed a new wave of shopping boom.

According to data from Haikou Customs, from Feb. 10 to 13, the duty-free sales in Hainan totaled 1.217 billion yuan (about 169 million U.S. dollars). The number of duty-free shoppers reached 156,000, with an average spending of 7,802 yuan per person.

During this Spring Festival, Haikou International Duty-Free Shopping Complex, the world’s largest stand-alone duty-free store, has been bustling with large crowds of shoppers.

The shopping complex in Haikou, capital of Hainan, also presented various cultural and tourism activities during the holiday, including dragon dance, lion dance and other traditional performances, allowing consumers to experience festive vibes while shopping.

To boost duty-free consumption during the Spring Festival, the Haikou municipal government distributed 27,500 electronic duty-free shopping vouchers totaling 12 million yuan to customers.

The diverse cultural and tourism activities, coupled with consumption incentives, have driven up the consumption for duty-free shopping, boosting Hainan’s tourism market during the Spring Festival. The shopping boom also reflected the vitality and potential of China’s consumer market.

After years of development, duty-free shopping has become a hallmark of Hainan’s tourism industry. The province currently has 12 duty-free stores, with more flexible pick-up services being rolled out to improve customers’ shopping experience(Source: Xinhua )

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