Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 09:20
This Friday, 75 of Shanghai’s finest tourist destinations will be offering half-priced or even free admission to celebrate China’s National Tourism Day. It includes major landmarks such as The Oriental Pearl Tower, the Shanghai Wild Animal Park and the Exhibition Hall at the top of the Shanghai Tower.
Shanghai’s major tourist spots have been offering reductions in recognition of National Tourism Day for the past few years now, so the City Government’s announcement on Monday that the scheme would be re-running this year was hardly a surprise.
However, the scale of this year’s tourist discounts is unprecedented. In 2016 exactly 58 of Shanghai’s most iconic landmarks participated in the scheme, meaning this year’s list of 75 participants represents a significant improvement in National Tourism Day’s popularity.
Although currently The National Tourism Day of China isn’t exactly the Middle Kingdom’s most well-known festival, the rapid rise in special discounts makes us think that May 19 may well become a date to remember.