Hainan is often referred to as China’s Hawaii as the island combines beautiful blue sky, long sandy beaches and clear waters. Hainan is China’s most southern province and is the nation’s most popular holiday destination amongst local Chinese as well as international tourists.
Hainan’s hospitality industry alone accounts for 42% of the province’s GDP with the aim to increase this to 60% by 2020 in an effort to confirm Hainan as a top international tourist destination. With 22.5 million visitors last year as well as 21.7 billion yuan generated by the islands tourism industry, Hainan is effectively positioned to continue to attract the world’s most famous hotel brands and wealthy tourists.
Hainan’s Booming Hospitality Industry
Tourism isn’t just increasing within China, Chinese tourists spent $55 billion in 2011 alone, surpassing the United Kingdom as the world’s third highest grossing traveller. Hong Kong’s Aeris Magazine reported on the value of understanding Chinese traditions, culture and customs can bring to hotel chains overseas.
During your Hainan Internship you’ll stay in clean and modern apartments with other CRCC Asia participants. The CRCC Asia team has carefully selected housing that is comfortable, centrally located and within walking distance to public transportation.
Apartments will be located in the popular expat area, Da Dong Hai, only 2 minutes walk from the beach itself.