Last year, the Hainan Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued a village homestay development plan. The blueprint called for governments at county and township levels to make better use of land resources to develop the industry and rejuvenate local employment, plus the tourism, agricultural and cultural sectors.
There are 556 homestays on the island, with 145 of them in villages. It estimates the total will rise to 6,500 by 2030. Recognizing the homestay sector as an important way of promoting rural revitalization, the plan requires government agencies to identify local characteristics and advantages and take measures to suit the prevailing conditions and expand training in homestay services.
characteristics and advantages：特色与优势