Hainan to position itself as a healthcare tourism destination
Blessed with fascinating beaches and rainforests, the medical tourism industry in Hainan has become an emerging industry with great market potential. Every year, many tourists come here for a health care and vacation combo.
As the first premier hospital in Sanya, the Hainan 301 Hospital in Haitang Bay will help position the city as a preferable medical resort, aiming to attract visitors who want to restore their health in the region. Other tourism facilities that link dining, shopping and entertainment are all expected to further improve the conditions of its healthcare tourism.
Now the province is embracing new opportunities for faster development. Hainan has obtained approval from the State Council to build Boao Lengcheng into an international advanced medical travel industry cluster. Preferential policies will include lower taxes for imported medical instruments and medicine, and frontier medical programs like stem cell research will be allowed to boost medical tourism.
Besides, other healthcare destinations such as Qixiangling Forest Hot Spring Resort featuring scenic mountain settings and health-enhancing hot springs are encouraged to develop a series of medical tourism products to build the local brand as a healthcare tourism destination.
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