Hainan sees shortage of foreign language tour guides
Currently, the critical shortage of foreign language tour guides in Hainan tourist market has become the bottleneck for the development of Hainan International Tourism Island, reports xinhuanet.com.
According to the statistics provided by Hainan Tourism Development Commission, the total number of Hainan’s tour guides reached 10,000. Among them, foreign language tour guides accounts for 8.2% of the total, which has below the national average of 12%.
With the rapid development of Hainan tourist market, the scarcity of foreign language tour guides is highlighted as more and more foreign visitors are attracted to the island.
In the first 3 months of this year, Hainan received a total of 121,400 overseas tourists, a year on year increase of 7.8%.