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Chinese tourists’ abuse of dying dolphin creates wave of public outrage

SANYA, Hainan - Tourists abused an injured dolphin that was beached in south China on Sunday, resulting in the animal's death as well as a wave of public outrage.

China’s tourist industry urged to promote practices of good faith

BEIJING, China - China's tourist industry has been urged by a senior official to promote practices of good faith.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts arrives on the shore of ‘China’s Hawaii’

HONG KONG - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts officially arrived on the shore of 'China's Hawaii' this week with the opening of the 337-room Shangri-La Hotel, Haikou on Hainan Island.

No other destination in the world has attracted such huge interest...

The Chinese province of Hainan is on track to become one of the world’s leading tourist resort destinations by 2021.

ICTP announces Hainan as new destination member

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA & BRUSSELS, Belgium – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Committee as a destination member.

Etihad and Hainan Airlines codeshare to expand Seychelles’ reach into Chinese...

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has confirmed to the press in Berlin where he is attending ITB 2012, that Seychelles welcomes the news about the codeshare agreement between Eti

Ripped off tourists bash Hainan online

SANYA, China - Over 1 million tourists swarmed to south China's Hainan province for the Chinese New Year holiday, pouring millions of dollars into the tropical resort island.

Foreigners flock to Hainan to dodge winter chill

HAIKOU - As China's sole tropical island province, Hainan is gaining wider popularity as a hot tourism resort among foreign tourists who come to enjoy the sunshine and avoid the winter chill.

Hainan welcomes over 800,000 foreign tourists in 2011

HAIKOU, China - China's southernmost island province of Hainan is estimated to have received more than 800,000 overseas tourists this year, according to a local tourism official.

Hainan summit encourages green tourism for China

LUSHAN, China - The 2011 China (International) Urban Development Cooperation and Tourism Destination Brand Marketing Summit was held in Sanya, Hainan province, from November 19-22, 2011.

Jean Claude Baumgarten shares his Hainan dream

Jean Claude Baumgarten has spent the last 11 years of his life as the leader of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Hainan and Hong Kong battle over Chinese tourists

Tourism operators throughout Asia are gearing up for China's "Golden Week" May holidays and are preparing to go head to head as they fight for their share of this lucrative market.

New World Haikou will expand China presence for New World Hotels

HONG KONG - New World Haikou Hotel, opening 2014 in Hainan's fast-growing Haikou area, will be a 350-room, multi-storey deluxe hotel on Haikou bay, five minutes' drive to the city centre.

Hainan to proceed with major upgrades to attract more international tourists

Hainan Province has embarked on an ambitious plan to attract more international tourists by upgrading the island's entire transportation network.

Skyrocketing hotel prices scare off tourists

Skyrocketing hotel rates in Hainan province during the Spring Festival holiday scared away tourists and tainted Hainan's image as "China's Hawaii", travel experts said.

China: Hainan to become global tourism destination

BEIJING - The Chinese government said on Monday that it aims to build the southern island of Hainan into a top international tourism destination by 2020.

Hainan’s grand plans for tourist paradise

Almost anything is always easier said than done.That's the case in southern tropical island province of Hainan where the government and the undeveloped tourism industry have ambitious plans for turning it into the Chinese equivalent of Indonesia's Bali, Thailand's Phuket or South Korea's Jeju island.

Hainan looks to be tourist mecca

After being the biggest special economic zone for 20 years, the island province of Hainan is now focusing on developing its tourism industry.In a written reply on Wednesday to Hainan's blueprint for developing itself into an "international tourism island", the State Council requested all ministries and central government agencies to provide strong support.