Shanghai launches new program for tourists

Three of Shanghai‘s top destinations, the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai Wildlife Park, have jointly launched a new city pass program to attract tourists both from home and abroad.

Under the Shanghai Pass ticket system, visitors can book online one-, two-and three-day passes covering the three destinations. With different prices for adults and students, they can scan QR codes to enter each of the destinations during the validity of their pass. 

The new program will mainly focus on science popularization and knowledge acquisition as the city receives an increasing number of student visitors. The three destinations also inked agreements with online travel agency Ctrip to cooperate further on marketing, activity-planning and communications.

Apart from the discounted prices, the city passes provide more convenience for tourists, especially inbound tourists, says Xu Ting, the secretary-general of the Shanghai Tourism Association.

Nearly 100 travel destinations have confirmed that they will participate in the Shanghai Pass program and cooperate with Ctrip. Parks and leisure spots including the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Shanghai Jinjiang Action Park have extended their opening hours, while destinations such as the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Wildlife Park and Shanghai Happy Valley have launched special late shows and night-tour programs.

Museums including the Shanghai Museum and the Shanghai Natural History Museum have also launched special nighttime exhibitions, lectures and exploration activities.

Source: Xinhua News Agency                                                                                                        Update: August 16, 2019