Sanya receives 360,000 overseas tourists in Jan-Sep, 2011
The number of overseas tourists visiting Sanya has reached 360,700 from January to September, an 18.2% year-on-year increase, according to the Sanya Tourism Development Commission.
Tourists from European countries grew 32.76% to 179,312 in the first three quarters, the commission said.
In recent years, the number of Russian tourists has grown the fastest, which has become the majority of foreign visitors to Sanya. The number of Russian tourists continued to grow 44.04% in the January-September period to 144,882, especially thanks to the opening of new direct airline routes this year to five Russian cities.
From January to September, the number of tourists from South Korea reached to 17,556, a decline of 2.55% from the same period last year.