Prices for most Sanya private tours have been reduced 10% on average following the harshest ever price controls on hotel room rates set by the provincial government during the Spring Festival.

Compared with other domestic routes which have seen a slight increase in trip costs, the individual tours to Sanya are expected to drop over the same period of last year.

Insiders said this measure targets high-end hotels, especially those in the Yalong Bay area which saw prices set over 10,000 yuan last year.

However, fees for group tours are not affected by this new measure and will remain the same.

For instance, a 4-day trip from Guangzhou to Sanya including round trip air tickets and 5-star hotel accommodation starts at 4, 760 yuan when visitors book it for February 9. 

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