TRAVEL Low-altitude tourism becomes a new trend of travel in Hainan


Low-altitude tourism becomes a new trend of travel in Hainan

By Chen Shumin | hiHainan

17:31, August 19, 2020

Visitors can overlook the original ecological coastline after the paraglider takes off. (Photo by Feng Shuo)

Nowadays, traveling to Hainan is no longer limited to playing in the sea, it is also an amazing experience for visitors to enjoy a different view of landscape by low-altitude aircraft hovering above the city, such as overlooking the sea by helicopter in Sanya, experiencing something exciting by paragliding in Lingshui, and having a fast and furious tour by parachuting in Boao.

In recent years, Hainan has continuously developed low-altitude tourism projects that are in line with the local natural environment, providing a different kind of viewing experience to visitors. A large number of tourists have been attracted by low-altitude tourism activities in Hainan.

Fully loaded with tourists, a helicopter of Sanya Yalong General Aviation Co., Ltd is going to take off. (Photo by Feng Shuo)

A child is experiencing low-altitude flying with the assistance of the coach and equipments. (Photo by Feng Shuo)

At present, many places or scenic spots in Hainan have provided or are cultivating low-altitude tourism projects, which have been setting off a wave of enthusiasm. As early as in 2013, Sanya began operating helicopter sightseeing tours, which was the first general aviation tour operation project in Hainan. In 2014, the project of helicopter sightseeing tours entered Haikou. In 2017, Hainan’s first professional parachuting base was launched in Boao. In 2019, the Lingshui Hongjiaoling paraglider flight base was completed and put into use. Hainan's existing low-altitude tourism products mainly include three types of products: entertainment flight experience, low-altitude sightseeing, and low-altitude tourism transportation.

Low-altitude tourism is not a new thing around the world. In the United States, Australia and other countries, low-altitude tourism has developed for decades. But in China, low-altitude tourism is still a new form of tourism products. For the development of low-altitude tourism, Hainan has a unique natural advantage. Hainan boasts the ecological environment of the tropical island surrounded by the sea, comfortable and pleasant climatic conditions, high clearance rate at low altitude, good visibility in the air, and a long time in a year for air sightseeing. Superior natural conditions and national policy support boost the development of Hainan's low-altitude tourism.

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