Sanya received around 2.56 million overnight tourists from July to September 2013, generating tourism revenue of 4.125 billion Yuan, according to recently released figures.

The statistics show that the number of overnight tourists visiting the city was 852,511 in July, up 14.79 percent year-on-year, 936,774 in August, up 14.99 percent year-on-year, and 776,190 in September, up 10.89 percent year-on-year.

Meanwhile, the number of inbound tourists declined in the July-September period.

The number of inbound tourists visiting the city was 25,620 in July, down 44.22 percent year-on-year, 35,375 in August, down 5.14 percent year-on-year, and 24,653 in September, down 20.15 percent year-on-year.

Officials from the Sanya Tourism Development Commission said a series of promotion campaigns will be launched in countries including the UK, Russia, South Korea and Ukraine to boost inbound tourist numbers in the next year. 

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