There are no gambling, tax exemption, horse racing in Hainan’s development plan.

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"Hainan Horse Racing Development Plan" is basically completed. No gambling is allowed.

On October 16, the State Council issued the "Overall Plan for the China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone" (hereinafter referred to as the "Program"). Zeng Bowei, director of the China Tourism Economics and Policy Research Center of Beijing Union University, said in an interview that the "Program" has made great breakthroughs in medical tourism and cruise tourism for the development of tourism in Hainan. The issues such as tax exemption and horse racing that were hotly discussed in the previous issue were not mentioned in the “Program”. In this regard, Zeng Bowei believes that there will be specific policies in the future, but models like Hong Kong horse racing will not appear in Hainan.

Zeng Bowei also pointed out that although the "Program" has released huge benefits for Hainan's tourism industry, Hainan's tourism development cannot rely solely on policy dividends. Hainan still has great efforts in tourism products, tourism environment improvement and service improvement. Space.

It’s never allowed to play gambling and let go of the race.

In the "Proposal" published this time, issues such as tax exemption and horse racing, which were highly debated before, were not mentioned.

In this regard, Zeng Bowei said that the content of the "Program" is more of a big policy framework, and the content is not only for the tourism industry, but covers the entire development environment of Hainan. He believes that there will be more specific and detailed policies in the future for tax exemptions, horse racing and other hot topics.

On October 11th, the Hainan Provincial Tourism and Culture Broadcasting and Sports Department responded to the letter and visit of the Hainan Province Horse Racing Development Plan. The relevant reply (document number "Jin Brigadier Letter [2018] No. 8") pointed out that the launch of the horse racing movement in Hainan Province is a brand new project with strong policy. After the issuance of the central documents, the relevant departments immediately organized experts to formulate the "Hainan Province Horse Racing Development Plan" and held several seminars to conduct in-depth research on the site, pest free areas, horse rider training, and event system.

The above documents also disclosed that at present, the Hainan Provincial Horse Racing Development Plan (Draft for Comment) has been basically completed. Due to the large number of units and fields involved in the planning, the Office is seeking opinions from relevant parties and further The revision and improvement were officially released after being approved by the provincial government.

On April 14, 2018, the "Guiding Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on Supporting Hainan's Comprehensive Deepening of Reform and Opening-up" (hereinafter referred to as "Guiding Opinions") was officially released. The "Guidance Opinion" proposes to support the construction of the National Sports Training South Base and the Provincial Sports Center in Hainan, encourage the development of beach sports, water sports, horse racing and other projects, support the creation of a national sports tourism demonstration zone, explore the development of quiz-type sports lottery and large-scale The international competition is a lottery.

However, since then, there has been a speculation in Hainan Province about the release of the gaming industry and betting on horses.

For this kind of voice, Zeng Bowei analyzed, "It is basically certain that a model like Hong Kong horse racing will not appear in Hainan. Many people associate Hainan's development of horse racing with gambling and betting. It is obviously a policy. Excessive interpretation."

On October 17, Hainan Daily published an article by Liu Cigui, secretary of the Hainan Provincial Party Committee. The article once again clearly denied speculation about gambling and gambling. Liu Cigui mentioned in the article: "Only some of the arguments on the Internet are to open casinos, engage in gambling, let go of horse races, or copy capitalism and engage in full-scale private ownership. These are all separate from the national conditions and reality, and they are never allowed. ”

Cruise tourism policy breakthrough, favorable for inbound and outbound travel

The "Proposal" mentioned more policies on the development of cruise tourism in improving the ability of high-end tourism services.

The "Proposal" pointed out that the development of the cruise route around Hainan Island will support cruise lines to expand cruise lines in Southeast Asia and other regions according to market demand, and continue to enrich the cruise line products originating from Hainan Cruise Port. The study supports the cruise port of Sanya and other participating in the pilot of the China-funded convenience flag cruise public sea tour, and Hainan is included in the “one-way multi-station” route of international tourism. Actively support the implementation of the 15-day entry visa-free policy for foreign tour groups. Optimize the quarantine supervision mode for cruise and cruise passengers. We will build a cruise distribution international distribution center onshore, and establish customs supervision systems such as inspection, quarantine, inspection and release that are compatible with international distribution business. Simplify the entry procedures for yachts. Hainan is allowed to conduct pilot projects for the approval of temporary open waters for overseas yachts. Implementation of the Hong Kong and Macau yacht free travel. Build a first-class international travel health care center to provide high-quality international travel medical services for entry and exit personnel. Strengthen the construction of the credit system of the tourism industry.

From the specific content point of view, the "Proposal" not only has policies for foreign tourists to enter the country, but also "supports Sanya and other cruise ports to participate in the Chinese-style convenience flag cruise public sea tour pilot" and other more convenient Chinese tourists.

It is worth noting that on September 27, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Development and Reform, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the General Administration of Customs, the State Administration of Taxation, and the Immigration Bureau jointly issued "Several Opinions on Promoting the Development of China's Cruise Economy" (hereinafter referred to as "Opinions").

The "Opinions" proposed to encourage the development of Chinese-funded convenience flag cruises and gradually promote the development of five-star red flag cruises. In the transition period before the five-star red flag cruise ship was put into operation, the pilot promoted the Chinese-funded convenience flag cruise to open coastal tours and public sea routes.

It can be seen that the part of the "China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone Overall Plan" on the development of the cruise industry is also in line with the contents of the "Opinions on Promoting the Development of China's Cruise Economy".

However, Zeng Bowei pointed out that in addition to Hainan, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen and other port cities are also increasing their investment in the development of the cruise industry, and are also exploring breakthroughs in policy. In the future, Hainan will face other issues in the cruise industry. Competition in port cities.

Expand medical tourism and adapt to the trend of China's consumption transformation

The "Plan" clearly pointed out that the overall advantages of the Hainan Island pilot project will be exerted, and the implementation of the comprehensive reform and opening up pilot zone, the National Ecological Civilization Experimental Zone, the International Tourism Consumption Center and the National Major Strategic Service Support Zone will be more proactive. The opening strategy has accelerated the construction of a new open economy system and promoted the formation of a new comprehensive opening pattern, making Hainan an important opening-up gateway for the Pacific Ocean (1.970, -0.03, -1.50%) and the Indian Ocean.

In accordance with the requirements of the overall planning of Hainan Province, with the development of tourism, modern service industry, high-tech industry as the leading factor, scientific arrangement of Hainan Island industrial layout.

From the specific content of the "Program", the part related to tourism is mainly the explanation of medical tourism and cruise tourism.

In terms of medical tourism, the "Proposal" proposes to rely on Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pioneer Zone to vigorously develop international medical tourism and high-end medical services, and to study appropriate medical equipments that are required to be imported in the pre-emption area and have higher tariff rates. Reduce tariffs. Support the development of stem cell clinical frontier medical technology research projects. Relying on the existing pharmaceutical industry foundation, we will explore pilot projects for the transfer and transformation of major national science and technology major special achievements in the creation of major new drugs.

"The "Program" has a great support in medical tourism. At present, the construction of hardware facilities in Hainan medical has already achieved certain results. The support for this industry policy can make the industry go faster." Zeng Bowei believes that The construction of medical tourism is more aimed at the rising domestic consumer groups who have higher consumption and have higher demand for health care. At this stage, this group of people can only choose when choosing the destination of medical tourism. Travel to overseas. Japan, South Korea and other places are also vigorously promoting medical tourism in order to attract Chinese consumers.

Zeng Bowei said that Hainan relies on its own advantages in natural resources and intensifies its efforts to develop medical tourism. It is in line with future consumption trends, and policy support will help Hainan compete with overseas tourist destinations in medical tourism.

Hainan faces double competition from foreign islands and domestic provinces and cities

The "China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone Overall Plan" is undoubtedly a great benefit to the development of Hainan's tourism industry in the future, but Zeng Bowei reminded that in addition to expecting policy breakthroughs, Hainan's tourism industry needs more tourism products and tourism environment. Improvement, improvement of service quality, introduction of tourism talents, strengthening of supervision and so on.

"For overseas island-type tourist destinations, at present, Jeju Island in South Korea, Okinawa in Japan, etc., these tourist destinations have great competitive advantages for Hainan. For example, although Hainan is in innate natural resources conditions, It is superior to Jeju Island, but it has not much advantage in terms of products, services, and even price.” Zeng Bowei said that in recent years, Hainan’s efforts to rectify the tourism industry are indeed not small, and the industry standardization has been greatly improved, but Similar phenomena such as unreasonable low-cost travel and high-price slaughtering have not completely disappeared. These shortcomings will drag on Hainan's competition with foreign island tourist destinations.

"Compared with the domestic provinces and cities, the current tourism environment in Hainan is still at the middle level." Zeng Bowei said that all provinces and cities are vigorously improving the tourism environment and developing the tourism industry. The competition between Hainan and other provinces and cities in China is also very fierce. Zeng Bowei said that Hainan cannot rely too much on the dividends released by the policy. In terms of policy implementation, industrial innovation, and supervision, Hainan still has a lot of room for improvement.


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