[Explanation] On January 1, the first day of the New Year's Day holiday in 2021, many tourists and people went to the duty-free shops on the outlying islands of Sanya to buy goods.
It is understood that on December 30, 2020, Sanya Hailv Duty Free City, China Service Sanya International Duty Free Shopping Park, and Sanya Phoenix Airport Duty Free Shop opened on the same day.
In addition to the previous Sanya International Duty Free City, the duty-free shopping market on the outlying islands of Sanya during the New Year's Day holiday in 2021 is different from previous years, presenting a situation of "four stores contending".
[Concurrent] Liu Hongdi, Deputy General Manager of China Service Tax Free Operation Department
First of all, in the face of such competition, we are still positive and optimistic. This is a healthy competition. We think that on the stage of Hainan free trade port construction, the stage of outlying island tax exemption should be large enough, and each company has its own value. Each has its own characteristics, which can bring more and better experiences to consumers.
[Concurrent] Chen Tiejun, Chairman of Hainan Tourism Investment Development Co., Ltd.
We are new recruits to the duty-free industry in outlying islands. On the one hand, we must learn from these well-known companies that have been engaged in the development of duty-free industry for a long time; on the other hand, we must keep an eye on the tourism market, especially the consumer preferences of consumers, to organize our supply and optimize Our brand structure is used to improve our services and achieve our innovative development through differentiated competition and cooperation.
[Explanation] In the face of the "four stores contending", consumers have praised and said that each outlying island duty-free shop has its own merits. Tourists will consider and choose consumption from various aspects such as service, price, discount, style, and convenience.
At the same time, the coexistence of multiple duty-free shops on outlying islands makes Sanya more "international" and attracts everyone to come again.
[Concurrent] Consumer Mr. Lai
No matter which one has good service, cheap price, many styles, many choices, and comfortable buying, anyway, the money is spent, why not make yourself more comfortable.
[Concurrent] Consumer Mr. Xue
I feel that it has also promoted the development of this city to a certain extent, and it feels very good.
And there are many discounts, which are very convenient for tourists and stimulate their consumption. In fact, it is quite good.
Reporter Wang Xiaobin and Li Yufan reporting from Sanya, Hainan
Editor in charge: [Fang Jialiang]