Shanghai Tourism Festival attracts more tourists than last year

Published on : Monday, September 14, 2020

On Saturday, the 2020 Shanghai Tourism Festival opened at the Nanjing Road Walkway, with as many as 40,000 residents and tourists who went to attend the reopening of the extended eastern section of Nanjing Road Walkway. The festival has been organised with the aim of boosting culture and tourism consumption in autumn and saw the pedestrian volume reaching about 36,000 around 8 PM at night, nearly twice as many as the same period last year.

Shanghai Police formulated a scientific security plan and deployed more than 1,000 police officers to guide the crowds, prevent accidents and ensure the safety of residents and tourists. The festival, will last until September 27, and features 102 travel routes and products, as well as 156 activities. Various cultural, tourism and internet giants will launch special activities during the festival in a bid to provide brand-new experiences to tourists. 

Shanghai has also launched an online festival platform for the first time, where people can get guidance and advice for traveling and shopping by scanning a QR code on their cellphones.  Disneyland Park, Shanghai Wild Animal Park and Shanghai Zoo as well as other popular tourist attractions and museums have started offering half-price entrance tickets starting September 12, as part of the festival’s activities. 

Provinces and cities across the Yangtze River Delta jointly participated in the festival for the first time by setting up special venues in the cities of Nantong, Wenzhou, and Huangshan, launching cross-provincial tourist activities, and offering tourism products with discounts. The authorities have also set up work teams for epidemic prevention and control. 

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