Sanya sees surge in number of Russian tourists in this summer
Updated: 2011-08-24 00:00:00
Sanya has observed a nice increase in tourist arrivals from Russia during this summer season, compared to the corresponding period last year, reports hainan.net.
In many high-end hotels in Yalong Bay, for instance, Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa alone, the visitors from Russia account for 15% of all visitors. Even in some hotels half of the visitors are from Russia.
Statistics from airlines showed that the number of regular and charter flights from Russian major cities reached nearly 30 per month, an increase of 5 over the same period last year.
The opening of facilitated charter flights that Pegas, a leading Russian travel agency introduced last summer have led to the delightful increase. Bookings from Russian second and third tier cities like Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, and Krasnoyarsk have increased and the charter flights occupancy are above 70%.
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