Hainan-Taiwan chartered flights boost bilateral tourism in summer
The chartered flights, opened last September, greatly boosted the number of Taiwan tourists to Sanya. According to related statistics, Sanya received 27,479 Taiwan tourists in 2011, which was 55 percent more than that of previous year, and Taiwan Province received 46,000 tourists from Hainan in 2011, 61 percent more than that of previous year.
Mr. Han, staff member of Hainan Special Zone International Travel Service, said that July’s group travel to Taiwan had already been sold out and the August’s group travel was still under reservation.
The summer vacation’s group travel to Hainan was also popular with Taiwan tourists. Several famous travel agencies in Taiwan expressed that the growing reputation and beautiful scenic areas of Hainan had attracted lots of tourists there.
"We will try our best to cater to the Taiwan customers’ needs and introduce more travel services to let Taiwan customers have a comfortable summers vacation in Sanya,” said Tang Sixian, deputy chief of Sanya Tourism Bureau.