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
Fashion

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

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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