Im­port expo boosts de­mand for tourism

Shanghai Daily - - CIIE -

THE week­long China In­ter­na­tional Im­port Expo boosted de­mand for tourism with Shang­hai wel­com­ing more guests from over­seas. Mean­while, more city res­i­dents have been mak­ing reser­va­tion for out-of-town trips, said on­line tourism agen­cies.

On Novem­ber 5, the first day of the CIIE, on­line reser­va­tions for Shang­hai des­ti­na­tions surged 87 per­cent year on year, ac­cord­ing to Ctrip.

Dur­ing the event, reser­va­tions by Shang­hai res­i­dents surged about 50 per­cent year on year. Though Novem­ber is not the peak sea­son for travel, they were keen to take ad­van­tage of the CIIE hol­i­day, ac­cord­ing to Ctrip.

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