Haikou To Have 32 Hotels Above Four-star Level By 2011

The Haikou municipal government has said that the number of hotels at and above four-star level in the city is expected to reach 32 by 2011.

Haikou plans to implement a large-scale tourism strategy by taking advantage of tourism resources to build its tourism sector into a main part of the modern service industries in the city. By 2011, Haikou aims to have one national 5A level attraction and three scenic spots at national 4A level, and to have 12 five-star and 20 four-star hotels. There will be a tourist center for visitors from areas around Hainan province and a camp for self-drive tourists in Haikou and the city also will launch 20 cultural sightseeing spots.

Meanwhile, Haikou will continue to implement policies to encourage airlines and travel agencies in the city and open new international routes to attract more overseas tourists, aiming to reach a hospitality capacity of 180,000 international tourists a year by 2011. And it hopes to fulfill the goals of 7,960,000 domestic and overseas tourists staying in the city for at least one night and CNY7.6 billion of total tourism revenue, both with an annual growth rate of 8%.

In addition, Haikou will greatly develop leisure entertainment industry and build 600 berths for yachts by 2010; and it will expedite the construction of Xiuying Port International Tourist Dock to attract international luxury cruises, and assist in building close cooperation between cruise companies and scenic spots to form a service system combining leisure, sightseeing, entertainment, shopping, and dining facilities.