SANYA, October 5. /TASS/. China's Hainan will host the Global Wedding and Honeymoon Island international forum next month. According to the "Sanya Daily", this event, dedicated to the wedding tourism industry, will be held on November 22-23 in Sanya.
The international forum will be held under the motto "Love unites the world". The meeting will be attended by representatives of more than 20 countries, where tourists traditionally come to get married and spend their honeymoon. In particular, the forum will be attended by representatives of the Maldives, Thailand's Phuket, South Korea's Jeju and Indonesia's Bali. Industry experts, as well as representatives of the wedding and tourism business from China and other countries, will discuss the trends of global wedding tourism on the islands during the coronavirus pandemic.
In 2019, before the pandemic, more than 300,000 Chinese tourists arrived in Sanya to attend 2,600 weddings. The city is hoping that the site will become one of the top international wedding tourism destinations alongside Bali, the Maldives and Hawaii.
Sanya is Hainan's major resort. The average annual air temperature in this city is 25.4 degrees Celsius, and the length of the coastline exceeds 200 km.
The Chinese Island of Hainan is often referred to as "Eastern Hawaii" — natural landscapes, beaches, tropical forests and an extensive hotel chain before the coronavirus pandemic attracted guests from the most remote parts of the world.