Tourist arrivals to scenic spots in Sanya soar during May Day holiday
According to Sanya relevant departments, Sanya tourism continued to grow as visitor arrivals to scenic spots have seen an obvious increase on 1st May, the first day of 3-day May Day holiday, reports hi.people.com.
Major scenic spots in Sanya have attracted many tourists on May 1. Among them, visitor arrivals to Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone reached 12,000 person times, up 67% in comparison to the corresponding period of last year. The number of tourist arrivals to Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park was 5,581 person times, up 51% and The End of the Earth has increased 45% to 12,000 person times on that day.
During the 3-day holidays, the total number of booked hotel rooms has increase 7% compared with the same period of last year. The average occupancy rate was 75.8%, a mild drop of 5.2%. The number of overnight visitors remained the same compared with the same period in 2010.
Due to the official announcement of Hainan Duty Free policy on May 1, the prices of flights to Hainan Island have seen 10% increase in May Day holiday. The average occupancy rates on flights to Sanya reached 89.5%, a 5.9% increase as compared with same period of last year.