Tourists shop at a duty-free shopping mall in Sanya City in Hainan. Photo: Xinhua
Tourists shop at a duty-free shopping mall in Sanya City in Hainan. Photo: Xinhua
Hainan

China’s Hainan sees duty-free sales boom as shoppers look for ‘convenient’ alternative to Hong Kong

  • The number of duty-free shoppers visiting the island increased by 73 per cent year on year in 2021, while sales grew by 83 per cent
  • Analyst says there is a correlation between Hainan’s booming duty-free sector and Hong Kong’s strict coronavirus border controls

Tourists shop at a duty-free shopping mall in Sanya City in Hainan. Photo: Xinhua
Tourists shop at a duty-free shopping mall in Sanya City in Hainan. Photo: Xinhua
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