Sanya plans to operate Marine Silk Road route to boost cruise tourism
Under the plan the ‘Marine Silk Road’ route, with designed voyage of 10 to 20 days, will set off from Sanya, passing through the Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong, Danang in Vietnam, Malacca in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mumbai in India, Masqat in Oman, Yadin in the Arabian Peninsula, Tewfik Port in Egypt and Singapore.
Cruise tourism has seen demand soar in China’s leisure industry. As an international tourist city, Sanya has exceptional resources to develop its cruise tourism industry. In next few years, 80% of the passengers in Sanya’s cruise tourism will be domestically dominated.
Sanya will offer new cruise routes and set up a comprehensive rage of related facilities, with the aim of turning the city into a world-class leading homeport and international cruise tourism destination.
By 2020 the passenger traffic by cruise in Sanya is expected to reach 1 million with an annual increase of 10.7%. The cruise industry will create 15,000 job opportunities.