NEW DELHI – China's Sanya region is very bullish of attracting tourists from India and so to promote this Sanya Tourismorganized a big event earlier this week in New Delhi which was attended by prominent outbound tour operators of Delhi NCR region.
Sanya is a small tropical beach destination in Hainan Province in south of China. Sanya is also known as China's Hawaii with 20km long stretch of beach line and packed with lot of activities for tourist like golf courses, natural scenic beauty, ethnic cultural experience, water sports such as snorkeling and jet-skiing, rainforest hiking to name a few. Sanya has 256 hotels, with 46 international brands with as many as 100 hotels on the beach.
A 17 persons-strong delegation of agents, hoteliers and officials from Sanya travelled for this event.
Zhang Yue Thomson (Vice Director, Sanya Tourism Development Commission, Marketing Communication Center) and Zhang Yang (Executive Chairman, Sanya Tourism Association) represented the Government Tourism Department along with private travel and hospitality industry players from Sanya namely: China Southern Airlines Company Limited; InterContinental Sanya Resort; Hilton Sanya Yalong Bay Resort & Spa; Binglanggu Hainan Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park; Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay; Mandarin Oriental, Sanya.
Sanya has an airport with flights to most major Asian countries.
"One of the main reason and incentive for this trip was upcoming launch of a direct China Southern flight from New Delhi to Sanya. This will not only increase travel from India to Sanya, but also from Sanya to India, as awareness will be enhanced" said Zhang.
Photo caption: Zhang Yang Chairman of Santa Tourism Association