by He Huifeng
SCMP, page A1 & A4 February 8, 2010
1. room rates ... are going through the roof
room rate sizzle
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 -