In the first quarter of this year, Sanya saw a strong increase in tourism revenue, according to statistics released by the Sanya Tourism Development Commission.

Sanya saw a total of 4.08 million tourist arrivals in the first quarter, a year-on-year increase of 12.56%. The tourism revenue reached 10.989 billion yuan, a 19.08% increase year on year.

According to statistics, in the past three months, room occupancy in Sanya’s hotels reached 70.86%, up 3.62% over last year.

Of the total 4.08 million tourist arrivals, 3.96 million domestic tourist arrivals brought in 10.66 billion yuan of tourist incomes, a year-on-year increase of 21.3%. Besides, 111,400 inbound tourist arrivals brought in 53.19 million U.S. dollars of foreign exchange revenues, a year-on-year decline of 25.15%.

Additionally, Sanya saw 36,286 overseas cruise passengers that stayed overnight, a year-on-year increase of 52.36%, and 43,356 domestic cruise passengers, a year-on-year increase of 7.97%.

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