People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua
People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua

Luxury brands set sights on Chinese tourists in Hainan as extended duty-free quotas and pandemic-free shopping attract travellers

  • With a tripling of its annual duty-free shopping quota and planeloads of tourists arriving all summer, China’s Hainan island is the new darling of travel retail
  • But its growth could have severe consequences for other cities in Asia that rely on Chinese tourism, including Hong Kong and Macau

Topic |   Fashion
People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua
People shop at the Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Sanya, Hainan, on August 6. The Chinese island has long been a tourist destination but new duty-free shopping quotas and closed international borders have added to its popularity among Chinese tourists. Photo: Xinhua
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