Duty-free shops in Hainan province saw sales of 1.5 billion yuan ($232 million) during the Spring Festival shopping spree, double the figure for the Spring Festival holiday in 2019.
From Feb 11, Lunar New Year’s eve, to Wednesday, sales at Hainan’s nine duty-free shops reached 1.5 billion yuan, 1.4 billion yuan of which was for duty-free goods, official data showed.
The stores welcomed more than 200,000 visitors over the holiday period, and some of them tried the new “mail and delivery” shopping service, which was introduced on Feb 2.
During the same period last year, Hainan’s duty-free shops had sales of just 16 million yuan due to the impact of COVID-19, Haikou Daily reported on Tuesday.
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