Cruises to the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea began to sell at major travel agencies following a successful maiden voyage last month.
The political significance is much bigger than the economic benefits the cruises will bring tour operators, industry specialists said.
About 100 Chinese tourists embarked on a four-day voyage to Xisha on the Coconut Princess, the only cruise ship allowed to sail there, on April 28.
Another voyage was set to take place later this week, with about 150 passengers.
The islands, including Dongsha, Nansha and Zhongsha, are 330 kilometers southeast of South China’s Hainan province.
SOURCE: Chinadaily
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