Overseas tourist market in Sanya starts picking up
After the launch of several chartered flights to Russian regions and the resumption of Star Cruises seasonal deployment, the winter season of the overseas tourist market in Sanya is on the rise.
Since October this year, the hotel occupancy rate from Russian tourists has increased by 30%, when compared with the low season, said the GM Liu Kaiqiang of Sanya Resort Intime at Dadonghai area. Tourists from MICE tours have also been increasing.
In addition to this, many Russian tourists can be seen visiting scenic spots such as Tianyahaijiao, Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Rainforest Park and Wuzhizhou Island as PEGAS, the largest travel agent in Russia, is operating schemes to bring more tourists to the city.
The Sanya government has organized tourism promotion activities for Russia and its neighboring regions every year. To date, Sanya has launched chartered flights to 16 cities in Russia.
According to Mr. Tang Sixian, Vice Director of the Sanya Tourism Development Commission, the government this year will strengthen its efforts to expand promotions in overseas tourist markets including America, Canada, Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Aside from this, the government will be placing more emphasis on the air market by offering preferential policies.