Under the slogan “Shape Our Future”, Earth Hour 2022 marked a turning point in the global climate emergency and was a crucial opportunity to ensure that the environment is at the top of the global agenda.
“We only have one home, so we can’t ask anything of it. Unsustainable travel and consumption behaviors can cause irreversible damage to the ecosystems we depend on. As citizens of the world, we all have the responsibility to care for the environment and preserve its beauty for future generations. We hope to make Sanya a tropical resort centered on the development of sustainable tourism through the protection of marine ecology and the environment, the expansion of intergenerational research and education and the growth of our health and leisure offer,” mentioned Albert YipGeneral Manager of Sanya Tourism Promotion Board
Sanya enjoys unique advantages for sustainable tourism thanks to its beautiful backdrop and abundance of natural resources. Air and water quality in Sanya is far superior China national average and the region has high forest cover, so tourists can enjoy a pristine paradise at every turn. Additionally, with popular jogging and biking trails in the city, well-protected beaches, and crystal clear waters with exceptional visibility, Sanya promotes clean and green outdoor activities that do not harm the environment.
Beyond its sunshine, its beaches and its luxury hotels, Sanya offers many activities to allow travelers to discover the surroundings and learn about the preservation of the environment. Sanya takes care to preserve its rich local history for visitors to learn about, including indigenous Li and Miao culture, and raise awareness of marine conservation with fun family activities such as coral propagation.
Additionally, policies have been introduced to protect the island’s endangered wildlife and ecology, including prohibiting digging and the sale of coral products. The STPB is also actively seeking new opportunities to raise awareness of sustainable tourism and preserve its beauty for future generations, through Earth Hour 2022.
Since its launch in 2007, Earth Hour has evolved into the largest movement to protect the planet, uniting people in more than 7,000 cities around the world. Beyond extinction, Earth Hour is an opportunity for collective action through grassroots events that bring the community together.
As part of Earth Hour 2022, a number of local tourism operators in Sanya have done their part for the environment by switching off and hosting events in honor of Mother Earth. Hoteliers such as the Sheraton Sanya Resort invited guests to disconnect with a candlelit concert in the lobby bar, while the Intercontinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort hosted a Glowing Mermaid Show at the Intercontinental Aquarium. Many iconic tourist hotspots, including Sanya Haichang Dream Ocean City and CNSC Sanya International Duty Free Plaza, have also gone dark to show solidarity and educate travelers about environmental conservation.
SOURCE Sanya Tourism Promotion Board