The 18th Hainan International Tourism Island Carnival kicked off recently in South China’s Hainan.

A large number of tourists swarm into Hainan to participate in the carnival.

The event is organized by Hainan Tourism Committee and the government of Haikou city.

The festival aims to create a platform to present the latest development of tourism industry home and abroad, promote new tourism products, and explore new tourism routes.

With a larger scale than last year, the festival features both celebration activities and tourism exhibitions.

The main activities include an opening ceremony, “Joy Hainan” tourism promotion event, 2nd Hainan World Leisure Tourism Expo, and 3rd Hainan International Tourism and Food Expo.

The carnival is highlighted by the 1st Hainan-Hongkong-Macao Travel Agencies Meeting and Macao Tourism Promotion Week, which could enhance the tourism exchanges and cooperation between Hainan, Macao and Hong Kong.

Besides, special themed arts performances, sports activities and festival celebration were also held during the event.

The event is expected to last until the end of December.