Yachting is booming in Hainan, but would ‘yacht towns’ be just as popular?
With "characteristic towns" popping up all over China, the local government of South China's Hainan Province recently announced it would build eight yacht towns by the end of 2025.
The Hainan port regulator issued a statement on June 30, noting that Hainan will set up eight "characteristic and correlated yacht towns" by the end of 2025.
It also noted that the income of Hainan's yacht tourism sector should account for more than 10% of the province's overall tourism income by that time.
Hainan is actually not the first to propose the idea of yacht towns. The local government of Taizhou in East China's Zhejiang Province recently initiated more than a dozen public-private partnership projects, including those related to road greening and scenic spot development, in order to build a yacht town, according to media reports.
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