Shanghai to boost tourism with ticket-price discount

People wait to visit the memorial of the first National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in Shanghai, east China, June 6, 2021. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)

SHANGHAI,  (Xinhua) — Shanghai will offer tourists heavy discounts on ticket prices in 82 scenic spots amid the city’s tourism festival to open from Sept. 17 to Oct. 6 this year, said the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism Wednesday.

Apart from the tourist attractions, museums and galleries will also offer half-price tickets for tourists. They will observe strict anti-epidemic measures, including online reservations.

The annual event will also feature many multi-themed activities, both online and offline, such as a 24-hour live stream of over 150 historic structures to have witnessed the city’s history, culture and social development.

The first Shanghai Tourism Festival was held in 1990 to boost consumption in the tourism sector and bring public benefits.  ■