With a great number of tourists heading to Sanya to spend this year’s Chinese New Year, the average hotel occupancy rates in the city reached 70% on 2nd February, the first day of 2011’s Spring Festival, according to the latest information released by the Municipal Tourism Development Bureau.

On 2nd February, the scenic spots in Sanya were crowded with tourists from both home and abroad. Meanwhile, the number of tourists attracted to the tropical paradise forest park on Yalong Bay was up to 5 times more than usual after the the movie The One Ⅱ was put on screen.

According to a responsible person in the Sanya Pricing Administration, under government’s regulation, hotel rates in the city were down by 30% this year. In this situation, some high-end hotels have less profits while tourists are provided with more choices.

"In the past year, the number of hotel rooms in Sanya has grown 15%. Meanwhile, the rapid expansion of the family inns industry is also boosting the development of Sanya’s tourism. Toursits coming to the city are now provided with wider accommodation choices, indicated Du Liyin, Director of the Sanya Tourism Development Bureau. 

Translated by WOS Team
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