In order to boost cruise tourism, a series of new measures aimed at simplifying the travel procedures for cross-border cruise tours were launched by the Hainan government on 13th November 2013.

The measures allow Chinese citizens to directly apply for permits for cross-border cruise tours at frontier inspection departments in Hainan, so avoiding the inconvenience of applying for the permits at their registered place of residence, which benefits 50% of cross-border cruise tourists in each voyage.

Meanwhile, the whole procedures for permits have been simplified, and the time needed for approval also been greatly shortened.

These measures bring about a rapid growth of cross-border cruise tourists in Hainan Island.


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