While summer tourism is heating up in Ningbo, the number of tourists visiting Hainan is sliding downwards, reports cnnb.com.cn.

"Only 1 or 2 out of 30 tourist group members are from Ningbo”, said a member of staff of the China Youth Travel Service (CYTS) Ningbo. Although they send tourist groups to Hainan every 2 or 3 days, they have to pick up tourists in other cities due to the small number of local tourists.

There are no direct flights from Ningbo to Sanya in August this year, and the unpleasant traffic conditions hold back many Ningbo tourists from visiting. Meanwhile, the favorable price of international tourism makes Hainan tourism uncompetitive.

The hottest destinations for outbound tourism in Ningbo include the Jeju Island in South Korea, the Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

In addition, the visa-free policy of those destinations and the cheating scandals in Sanya are causing Sanya to lose its competitive edge.

Click to read Chinese version 


Editorial Message
News translation appearing here is the property of www.whatsonsanya.com, however, for those who wish to copy the contents in part or in full, please make reference and link the article copied to our site. Whatsonsanya.com does not necessarily endorse their views or the accuracy of their content. For copyright infringement issues please contact editor@whatsonsanya.com