Hainan adopts 2 tourism regulations to boost the island’s tourism industry
The first of the regulations concerns tourism information facilities, nine of which already exist throughout Hainan’s cities and counties including those in Baoting, Haikou, Sanya, Chengmai and Danzhou.
These centres are crucial to the island’s tourism development and offer a range of services, enabling tourists to access information and resources about the island and its culture, as well as providing data and consulting services on tourism related information.
The centres also offer assistance to tourists who suffer accidents during their visit to Hainan, and serve as a complaint handling service.
The second is the Tourism Information Collection Regulation, which regulates the scope and content of information collected and means of collection and updates.
The two regulations were drafted by the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Commission with the aim of promoting tourism on the island.
Hainan’s tourism industry has undergone significant development in the 22 years since the island province became a Special Economic Zone, and is now a major part of the national economy.
It is currently the focus of the Chinese Government’s ten-year plan to make the island a major international tourism destination by 2020.
The local government has worked towards building a strong tourism infrastructure capable of sustained economic growth, together with the formation of an international brand-oriented holiday destination.
The goal of the Commission is that tourist service facilities, management and service level will meet international standards for tourism service, and in turn the size, quality and efficiency of Hainan’s tourism industry will reach an international level by 2020.
These two recent regulations demonstrate the commitment of the government to reaching this goal and developing tourism infrastructure on the island.