Hainan plans to launch charter flights to Japan to boost tourist arrivals
Authorities of the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development said the government will take a series of measures to bring Japanese tourists back to the island over an interview during 100 Japanese children‘s rehabilitative vacation in Hainan, reports xinhuanet.com.
On August 1, a total of 100 Japanese children from quake-hit areas arrived in Hainan for a week-long rehabilitative vacation.
“We see it as a good opportunity to establish a friendly relationship between two people and develop further mutual cooperation in the fields of education and tourism,” said Chen Tiejun, the Director of Provincial Tourism Development Commission.
In early 2011, the nuclear leakage triggered by the earthquake has had a great impact on tourism in Japan. On the first half of this year, the number of Japanese tourists in Sanya was down 18.13% to 10,597.
Japan has been one of the important source markets for the island’s tourism sector. However, since the financial crisis took place in 2008, Japanese tourist numbers have been down greatly for three years.
Chen said the government will create traffic facilitation by launching charter flights between Japan and Hainan in the near future.
Besides, they will invite Japanese travel agencies to participate in the design of new tourist products to attract more Japanese tourists of different ages.
Translated by WOS Team
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