Hainan promotes tourism in Shanghai
South China's Hainan Province will stage more than 200 activities between November 22 and December 31 for its annual tourism carnival, authorities from the province announced in Shanghai.
The 2019 Hainan International Tourism Island Carnival will feature events such as the Hainan Strawberry Music Festival, the Sanya International Tourism and Food Festival, an international wedding festival in Sanya as well as acrobatic shows, concerts and dance performances.
The Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province hosted a promotional event in Shanghai on Thursday which featured piano music and traditional dances from Li and Miao ethnic minorities, tea ceremony experiences and intangible cultural heritage displays.
Hainan is building itself into an international tourism center and is stepping up efforts to attract investment and promote the quality development of its tourism, culture and sports industries, said Sun Ying, director of the department.
The promotional event gathered government officials, staff from consulates in Shanghai, commerce chamber officials and representatives from foreign-funded enterprises. It aimed to introduce Hainan's development to foreign guests and boost tourism exchanges.
Hainan is home to the Yalong Bay scenic area, Boundary Island, Wuzhi Mountain, Tianya Haijiao scenic area and Xiangshui Bay.