Over 1.3 mln tourists at Hainan island during May Day holiday
South China's Hainan Province. /VCG

South China's Hainan Province. /VCG

Hainan island in south China hosted over 1.3 million tourists during the May Day holiday, according to local authorities.

Tourism revenue generated during the five-day holiday totaled 994 million yuan (about 140 million U.S. dollars), said the provincial departments of tourism, culture, radio, television and sport.

Tourist attractions in Hainan received about 770,000 visitors. However, to practice social distancing and to ensure the safety of tours, the sites were required to receive no more than 30 percent of their designed daily visitor capacity. Visitors had to book tickets online and undergo temperature checks before entering.

Duty-free shopping was a highlight of holiday consumption. Four duty-free shops on the island received 71,121 customers and raked in over 298 million yuan in sales.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency