Beach vendors on Sanya Bay beach, in Sanya, Hainan province, China, are feeling the benefit of a boom in domestic tourism. Photo: Reuters/Tingshu Wang
Beach vendors on Sanya Bay beach, in Sanya, Hainan province, China, are feeling the benefit of a boom in domestic tourism. Photo: Reuters/Tingshu Wang

Coronavirus-free Hainan, Chinese holiday island, packs in tourists for an end-of-year spending frenzy

  • While the rest of the world battles Covid-19, Hainan in southern China has been virus-free for months
  • Domestic tourists are flocking to the subtropical island, surfing, filling the shops and spending billions

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Beach vendors on Sanya Bay beach, in Sanya, Hainan province, China, are feeling the benefit of a boom in domestic tourism. Photo: Reuters/Tingshu Wang
Beach vendors on Sanya Bay beach, in Sanya, Hainan province, China, are feeling the benefit of a boom in domestic tourism. Photo: Reuters/Tingshu Wang
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