Hainan’s Wanning seeks closer cooperation with Sanya on tourism
More than 80 representatives from Sanya travel agencies and media recently visited Wanning at the invitation of the Wanning Municipal Government for a tourism trade fair hosted by the local government.
During the fair, Chen Xingzhan, head of the Wanning publicity department, extended his warmest welcome to the guests and expressed his hope that both cities could enjoy deeper cooperation on matters pertaining to tourism.
"Wanning is a golden tourism city which lies between Sanya and Haikou. We hope that Wanning and Sanya can join hands to build the two cities into a strong tourism economic circle that can be travelled across in under an hour.” Chen Xingzhan said.
According to reports, Wanning received 3.4755 million overnight tourists in 2012 with tourism revenue reaching 2.509 billon yuan, ranking third in Hainan province.
Construction on a number of starred hotels along with yacht and seaplane tourism projects in Wanning are well underway.
Local government officials have said the city will cooperate with Sanya to build the city into a high-end tourism destination.
During their trip to Wanning, the representatives from Sanya visited 20 tourism attractions including Dongshan ridge, Riyue bay, Shimei bay and the tropical botanical park.