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Title: Hainan province: China's new free trade zone and Hainan medical tourism

Authors: Khalid Usman; Zhiying Liu; Chen Ping; Tangyong Hong; Hu Ming

Addresses: School of Business Administration, Foshan Polytechnic, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China ' School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui Province, China ' School of Business Administration, Foshan Polytechnic, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China ' School of Business Administration, Foshan Polytechnic, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China ' School of Business Administration, Foshan Polytechnic, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China

Abstract: The Government of China has promoting the free trade zones of the country to captivate the largest overseas investment. The association between development of tourism and foreign trade is widely recognised. This study discussed the impact of Hainan free trade zone on medical tourism in Hainan province. The Hainan free trade zone plan is not only to promote the growth in South China, but it also contributes to the growth of economy in the Pacific Asia region and the rest of the World. Under the free visa entry policy, the government can attract tourists from all over the world, and can increase the industry of tourism by fulfilling the requirements of international tourists.

Keywords: free trade zones; FTZs; Hainan province; visa free access; medical tourism.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2020.103904

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2020 Vol.19 No.1, pp.88 - 97

Received: 22 Nov 2018
Accepted: 08 Mar 2019

Published online: 15 Nov 2019 *

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