n an effort to further develop the tourism market in Ukraine and enhance recognition of Sanya tourism, a Sanya tourism promotional event was held in Kiev, Ukraine on April 19th, 2019.  


Chen Guangfa, Deputy Director of the Sanya Tourism Culture Radio Television and Sports Bureau, made a speech at the event, she said that Hainan has implemented the 30-day visa-free entry policy for 59 countries and the province is building itself into a free trade zone (port). The event in Kiev is aimed at enhancing the recognition of Sanya tourism products among local travel operators in Ukraine, and also to promote exchange between Sanya and countries along the “Belt and Road”.


During the promotion event, Sanya’s unique natural tourism resources and rich hotel resources were introduced and attracted attention from Ukrainian travel operators and representatives of tourism associations. They inquired on issues such as local medical condition, self-driving tour, round-the-island tour, rehabilitation and physical therapies, and international telecommunication in Sanya.  


The delegation met with Larysa Fedun, General Manager of the Charter Flight Department of Ukraine International Airlines. Larysa Fedun believed that the Sanya tourism market has great potential and it is a great honor for her company to serve as a bridge between Sanya and Kiev. She expressed her hope to develop new cooperation with Sanya tourism companies. Li Tao, general manager of Sanya Shengda International Travel Services, said that Sanya will open a direct charter flight to Kiev which runs every Wednesday and Saturday.