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Room rates sizzle on tropical resort isle

by He Huifeng

SCMP, page A1 & A4 February 8, 2010


1. room rates ... are going through the roof
room rate sizzle
rocketing prices
sky high prices
- all these words and expressions means that the prices have been increasing tremendously in view of the CNY -

2. Mainland tourists ... who crave tropical sunshine, are usually willing to splash out ...
- long for -
- spend without thinking about the cost -

... on a new holiday in Sanya, touted as the mainland's answer to Hawaii
- advertised -

3. Figures from the provincial travel bureau show...
- Numbers -

4. speculators have flocked to the island
- rushed -

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