Sanya launches summer tour packages at 31st ITE to attract Hong Kong tourists
The 31st Hong Kong International Travel Expo (ITE) was held from June 15th to 18th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. A Sanya tourism delegation attended the expo, led by Mr. Ye Kaizhong, Vice Director of the Sanya Tourism Development Commission.
On the afternoon of June 16th, the Sanya delegation hosted a Sanya tourism press conference at the ITE. During the press conference, the delegation gave an overview of Sanya’s many unique tourist attractions and the summer promotional tour packages available to Hong Kong tourists, including a weekend tour package, a five-star hotel package, and a wedding tour package.
Mr. Ye also had in-depth discussions with Hong Kong Dragon Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines. They exchanged ideas on the promotion and sales of Sanya’s diversified tourism products in the Hong Kong market, in an effort to attract more tourists from Hong Kong to Sanya. At present, Hong Kong Airlines is operating a direct daily flight between Sanya and Hong Kong. The journey time is 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Sanya will be launching a recruitment event in Hong Kong to find four “Hotel Test Sleepers,” who will take a weekend tour to Sanya, including taking direct flights from Hong Kong to Sanya and staying at one of the four IHG hotels in Sanya. They will also tour four bays in Sanya: Sanya Bay, Dadonghai, Haitang Bay, and Clear Water Bay.
“We are very pleased to introduce Sanya — this romantic tropical coastal city — to Hong Kong tourists. We hope that through these summer promotional tour packages, Hong Kong tourists will gain a better understanding of the progress that Sanya has made in recent years. In 2016, Sanya received a total of 16.56 million overnight tourists, a year-on-year increase of 10.4 percent. Sanya has been listed among model cities nationwide for its promotion of standardization in the tourism industry. The city is dedicating to providing global tourists a sound and safe tourism environment and services at a high standard of quality,” said Mr. Ye.