Tourists on a beach in Haikou, the capital of China’s Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua Tourists on a beach in Haikou, the capital of China’s Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua
Tourists on a beach in Haikou, the capital of China’s Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua
Mercedes Hutton
Opinion

Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

China’s Hainan is benefiting from a domestic tourism boom, but will its moment in the sun last?

  • The country’s southernmost province has been touted as an upcoming international destination, despite attracting only a few arrivals from overseas
  • Coronavirus-related restrictions have caused an influx of Chinese tourists keen to spend in duty-free stores

Tourists on a beach in Haikou, the capital of China’s Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua Tourists on a beach in Haikou, the capital of China’s Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua
Tourists on a beach in Haikou, the capital of China’s Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.