Sanya's tourism sector began its steady recovery in May 2020, buoyed by the Chinese government's policy to establish the Hainan Free Trade Port.
Under COVID-19 prevention and control efforts, tourists were required to book tickets online, with the number of daily visits capped at 75% of the museum's full capacity.
The province generated 678 billion yuan (about $104 billion) from tourism, about 60% of that in 2019.
Although it would complicate deals at home and elsewhere, the idea has plenty of merits.
With some 480,000 coronavirus infections, the Philippines has not yet detected a case of the new COVID-19 variant.
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Harbin was put on the tourist map by the Ice and Snow Festival.
Retail and hospitality businesses will miss out on $1.4 billion in tourist dollars because of the absence of cashed-up Chinese visitors for Chinese New Year.
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