Shanghai Expo: Largest tourism hot spot during May Day holidays

16:24, May 05, 2010      

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Shanghai World Expo was the largest tourism hot spot during the May Day holidays, the China National Tourism Administration said on May 4.

As this year's May Day holiday coincided with the opening of the Shanghai World Expo, people from around China had high interest in travel, which further promoted the tourism market.

According to statistics, 13 key cities were surveyed including Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing. The surveyed cities received 25.5 million tourists in total, a growth of more than 23 percent, while tourism income grew by nearly 25 percent.

Shanghai World Expo also boosted the short-distance tours in the whole Yangtze River Delta region. According to information from travel agencies and travel Web sites of major cities, the number of tourists at the Shanghai World Expo obviously exceeded other tour lines during the three-day holiday. The hot inbound tourism market was even more scorching during the May Day holidays.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport hosted more than 50,000 passengers, of which, they received 15,000 inbound passengers, a growth of 18 percent, and the number of foreign tour groups that entered Shanghai also doubled compared to last year.

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