SANYA, October 5. / TASS /. In the first three days of China’s “Golden Week”, Sanya hotel occupancy rate rose to 85.88%, 2.34 percentage points higher than in the same period. last year, Sanya Daily reported.
The newspaper also reports a significant increase in the prices of hotel services both in the central part of the city and in the coastal areas of the popular tourist bays of Sanya, Dadonghai, Yalongwan and Haiti. Over 118,000 tourists visited Sanya’s sights during this period. This figure, due to the coronavirus pandemic, was 26.6% lower than that recorded during the same period in 2019. There were no accidents or serious incidents with tourists in Sanya in the first three weekend days, the newspaper reports. .
The first days of the 10th month in China fall on weekends and are considered “golden week”. At that time, the Chinese left the big cities for their hometown or went on a trip across the country. Traditionally, Hainan has been one of the most popular travel destinations. This year’s holiday week coincided with the Mid-Autumn Lunar Festival (Zhongqiujie). This time it falls on October 1. With no ability to travel abroad, many Chinese have to spend their vacations at resorts across the country, and Hainan’s beaches are particularly popular.
Hainan Free Trade Zone
In April 2018, President Xi Jinping said Chinese authorities intend to actively involve Hainan in globalization and attract foreign investors to the island province. By 2050, according to the authorities, the island is expected to become a unique international cluster with an advanced economy, developed tourism, first-rate scientific, technical and financial potential and modern medicine. The branches of the best universities and the offices of the most powerful companies in the world will be located on Hainan Island.
By 2025, the Chinese government intends to create an “international center of tourism and consumption” on Hainan. To do this, “East Hawaii” with its unique natural landscapes, dense tropical forests and exceptional climate will establish a developed network of hotels, which blend perfectly with the white sand beaches that stretch along of the coast. The combination of exotic subtropical nature and modern, environmentally friendly infrastructure will stimulate the influx of tourists to the island from the most remote areas of the world.