HAIKOU, January 19. /TASS/. Hainan has received about 352 million Chinese and foreign tourists during the 13th five-year plan (2016-2020). Such data was published on Tuesday by www.hinews.cn with reference to the provincial administration of tourism, culture, radio, television and sports.
During this period, according to the department's report, the province's revenues from the tourist flow amounted to more than 436.4 billion yuan ($ 67.4 billion). The development of tourism on Hainan made it possible to provide jobs for about 779,000 people, as well as employ more than 1.3 million people in related industries. Over 1.5 million people employed in agriculture have also benefited from the promotion of the tourism industry in the Hainan province.
During the 13th five-year plan, the officials said, agreements were signed on 65 tourism projects, the total amount of attracted investments for which amounted to more than 180.2 billion yuan ($ 27.8 billion).
By 2025, the Chinese government intends to create an "international center for tourism and consumption" on Hainan. In order to do so, the "Eastern Hawaii" with their unique natural landscapes, thick rainforests and great climate will establish a developed network of hotels, which blend perfectly with white sandy beaches stretching along the coastline. The combination of an exotic subtropical nature and a modern eco-friendly infrastructure will boost tourist inflow to the island from the most distant parts of the world.