Hainan Province, also referred to as Qiong (Jade) Island, is located at the very southern end of China. It includes Hainan Island as well as the Zhongsha (Macclesfield), Xisha (Paracel), and Nansha (Spratly) Islands and the surrounding sea areas. The province's total land area is 35,400 square kilometers (33,900 square kilometers of which is Hainan Island. Hainan also includes about 2,000,000 square kilometers of sea area.) It is China's second largest island, after Taiwan, and has China's largest sea area. The capital, called Coconut City, is Haikou.
Hainan is China's only tropical island province, and is China's most popular coastal tourist destination. It is never winter here, the sunshine is abundant, the air fresh and clean, the water is pure, making it a heaven on earth, a pearl of the South China Sea.
Since Hainan Province was set up as a Special Economic Zone 22 years ago, the local tourism industry has become well established, and is already considered an industry leader and mainstay of the national economy. It possesses the most local flavor and potential for export of any other industry.
Hainan's tourism infrastructure is quite good, with a complete and well formed tourist reception system, giving Hainan a clearly advantageous position in the tourism market. Due to special ecotourism resources and an excellent geographical position, as well as an unparalleled preferential policy for entry visas, Hainan province has been able to forge a path towards International Tourism development. The effect on transforming and upgrading the tourism industry has been significant. Tourism growth has proceeded in tandem with the growth of the industry. Tours have developed from sightseeing tours to luxury vacations. Tourist sources have transformed from low-end to high-end. The tourism industry has accelerated its development and entered a phase of rapid improvement in quality, internationalization, vacation development, trademark development, and high end trendmaking. Development of golf, hot springs, and Traditional Chinese physiotherapy, and other new industry formats are developing quickly. Customizable holiday tours are especially attractive for both domestic and international tourists.
Currently, in the wake of the publication of “State Council Opinions on Promotion, Construction and Development of International Tourism in Hainan Island", Hainan is currently starting comprehensive work in every aspect of building Hainan International Tourism Island. Our goal is to increase the internationalization, elegance of the ecological environment, unique cultural charm, peaceful and cultured opening of society, greenness, politeness, and harmonization of Hainan step by step. The construction of Hainan as an International Tourism Island follows the blueprint of future development, and is creating unprecedented investment opportunities for ambitious domestic and international investors. We believe that with the implementation of the new phase of Hainan's reform and development strategy, Hainan will definitely become the best and most interesting international island vacation destination in the country, perhaps even the world. In the near future, a completely new International Tourism Island, aligned with international standards, will appear before people's eyes!
Sunny Hainan, heaven on earth, extends a warm welcome and eternal invitation!