Seasonal Shanghai Showcases Growth Rhythm
Shanghai is the economic, trade, financial and shipping center, as well as an important tourist destination in China. With an advantageous geographic location and convenient transport facilities, Shanghai has time-honored close contact with the world in terms of politics, economy, culture and tourism. As a new economic growth point of Shanghai, the tourism has made great progress. By the end of 2017, the city boasted 229 star-rated hotels and 1,578 travel agencies, among which 222 travel agencies are qualified for outbound tourism. In 2017, Shanghai received more than 8.73 million inbound tourist arrivals, with the foreign exchange revenue of over US$ 6.81 billion; at the same time, domestic tourists totaled up 318 million, with domestic tourism revenue of RMB 402.513 billion. The total tourism revenue amounted to RMB 188.824 billion. Tourism has become a vibrant and sustainable development emerging industry among Shanghai’s tertiary industry.
Shanghai is a famous historical and cultural city of China combining oriental culture with western culture. On top of traditional tourist attractions, such as exotic building clusters on the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Ancient Town of Zhujiajiao by Dianshan Lake highlight simple folk customs and natural and humanistic landscape, attracting an increasing number of visitors. 2017 saw the completion of the 45-kilometer-long Huangpu Riverfront, offering more attractive spots for leisure and sightseeing in Shanghai.
Shanghai has become a shopping paradise for domestic and overseas travelers. The city has developed some venues for shopping, sightseeing and leisure life, including the famous Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, Sichuan Road, Yuyuan Tourist Mart, Xujiahui Commercial City, and the shopping center at the new railway station.
Shanghai has long been concentrating on international business travel and MICE travel. In 2016, a total number of 736 international conferences were scheduled in this city, an increase of 23.5% over the same period last year. By the end of 2017, the number of exhibitions reached around 767, with a total area of roughly 16.89 million m2; noticeably, there were around 561 exhibitions scheduled in 9 key venues, covering 15.445 million m2. Among others, some small-size venues, Science & Technology Hall, Chinese Art Hall and Museum alike, which reached 1.445 million m2 altogether, were used to hold around 206 exhibitions.
Shanghai is the place for world gourmets and metropolitan culture. In Shanghai, visitors will not only taste the famous Chinese Mitten Crab and various local desserts, but also 16 types of cuisines including Beijing, Sichuan, Guangdong, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, as well as dozens of kinds of foreign cuisines. In short, visitors might find it hard to forget Shanghai’s vibrant nightlife.
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