Offshore duty-free shops on the popular resort island of Hainan in south China recorded 450 million yuan (USD 71 million) in sales during the weeklong Spring Festival holiday, up 25 percent year on year.
The two shops, one in Haikou and the other in the resort city of Sanya on the southern tip of Hainan Island, received 99,000 customers, up 32 percent, according to the Customs of Haikou City, capital of Hainan.
The sales of cosmetics, accessories and clothes topped 300 million yuan, about 70 percent of the total.
Hainan was among the top 10 domestic destinations during this year's Spring Festival holiday which ended Wednesday, hosting 5.67 million tourists, up 10 percent.
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