Beijing offers 300,000 free e-tickets to scenic spots

13:14, September 27, 2010      

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Beijing began offering 300,000 free e-tickets to the 27 of the city's famous scenic spots, including Badaling Great Wall, Beijing Happy Valley, the CCTV Tower and so on, for visitors nationwide starting at 10 a.m. today, according to Beijing Daily.

Domestic cell phone users can log on to to apply and get the tickets,

An official from the Tourism Administration of Beijing said all domestic visitors can apply for the e-tickets after logging on to their official website and joining in the activity from Sept. 27 to Oct. 27. However, each cell phone number can only apply for one ticket and select a single scenic spot.

The background system will choose some numbers at random and make a public post. In the next 48 hours, the e-tickets will be sent to winners' cell phones via SMS and MMS. All the visitors who acquire e-tickets can enter the scenic spots by showing their tickets to digital equipment at gates from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30.

In addition, the e-ticket can be transferred to other people, but copies are not going to work, and each e-ticket can only be used once.

The official from the tourism administration said the main targets of the e-ticket activity are cell phone subscribers to China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, excluding Personal Handphone System users. Some new landmarks of Beijing, including the Bird's Nest, the Water Cube and the National Center for Performing Arts, are also covered by the offering.

He also said that using e-ticket for visiting Beijing's scenic spots would be routinized gradually before the end of this year, and visitors will be able to book those tickets remotely after that.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online


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