In April, Sanya’s director of tourism revealed the area had experienced an 83 per cent increase in international tourists since it first staged Miss World. (来源：专业英语学习网站 http://www.EnglishCN.com)
“It’s been a huge boost to their tourism and construction industries,” said Mrs Morley.
“They were so happy the property developers offered me a house. I said I’d rather have a children’s home for one of our charities, and so they built one.”
Sanya’s beaches have proved more popular with the contestants than Beijing, where they were taken to pose on the Great Wall and to attend a ball in aid of the Red Cross at the Great Hall of the People.
“To be honest, I prefer Sanya. Beijing was cold,” said Miss England, Georgia Horsley.
Isolated in a hotel with the other contestants, the 20 year-old from North Yorkshire hasn’t had much contact with the locals.
“I’ve not had much chance to speak to many Chinese. But I like China more than I thought I would,” she said.