China Pavilion sees 300,000 visitors during Spring Festival holiday

09:28, February 09, 2011      

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Tourists flock to the China Pavilion at the World Expo Park in Shanghai, east China, Feb. 4, 2011. According to the latest statistics released on Tuesday, the China Pavilion has registered nearly 300,000 visitor arrivals since the Spring Festival holiday season started on Feb. 2, 2011. (Xinhua)

Shanghai World Expo authorities said that about 300,000 tourists have visited the China Pavilion of the expo during the seven-day Spring Festival holiday, as of Tuesday evening.

Daily peak was recorded at 48,000 visitors, authorities said late Tuesday.

The China Pavilion had been adorned with a new logo of a rabbit and two carrots to mark the country's Lunar New Year celebrations

More than 1,500 staff, police and volunteers were assigned to the China Pavilion to ensure public safety during the holiday.

The organizers also sold tickets in advance and extended opening hours to accommodate the large number of visitors.

Overseas and domestic tourists from outside Shanghai comprised 70 percent of the total visitors during the holiday, according to a survey by the organizer.

The China Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo had reopened on December 1, 2010 and will remain open to the public until the end of May this year.

Source: Xinhua
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