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Big tourist discounts, fireworks shows in offing

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MOST local tourist sites, restaurants and hotels will offer big discounts from today through October 6 to mark the Shanghai Tourism Festival. Almost all the main sightseeing and other tourist spots in the city will...

Special deals usher in tourism festival

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SOME local scenic spots, eateries and hotels will offer big discounts from today to October 6 to mark the Shanghai Tourism Festival. Almost all the main scenic spots in the city will join the campaign, said the...

3 tour ships banned from river

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THREE tourism ships have been suspended from operation along the city's Huangpu River for safety reasons, the local river vessel watchdog said yesterday. "They will not be allowed to operate again until the safety...

Dubious honor for Nanjing Rd.

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SHANGHAI'S Nanjing Road E. and Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars were listed among the "world's 12 worst tourist traps" by, a travel guide website under the US-based television news network CNN. Nanjing...

Carnival workers strike over pay

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AROUND 150 workers at the Shanghai Grand Carnival, which is in full swing in the Pudong New Area, took part in a strike over unpaid wages which lasted until the early hours of yesterday. At around noon on Thursday,...

Shanghai sophisticates cool on Hainan shopping

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WHILE Hainan tourism authorities reported a booming business at their tax-free store in Sanya, Shanghai tourists have been relatively cool since the store's official opening. Local travel agencies said Hong Kong...

Missing group of 52 found safe after night in mountains

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A GROUP of 52 Shanghai tourists who went missing in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, were found safe and well yesterday, rescuers said. The tourists were visiting the Linhai Scenery Area when contact with them was lost...

Daily Shanghai-NZ direct flight available soon

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NEW Zealand plans to introduce daily direct flights to Shanghai and Beijing before the end of this year, New Zealand tourism authority said in Shanghai today. The daily direct flights by China Southern Airlines...

Shanghai, Taipei vow new era of cooperation

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SHANGHAI and Taipei government officials yesterday signed a package of memorandums aiming to advance cooperation in the fields of education, sanitary and medical services, and tourism. Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin,...

Free trips to West Lake

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THE city of Hangzhou will offer free one-day tours to its famous West Lake to 1,000 Shanghai residents, the Hangzhou government announced yesterday at a conference in Shanghai. The program aims to promote tourism...

New trip to Japan for ditched tourists

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TOURISTS who were abandoned by their guide before boarding a plane for Japan on Wednesday will get a better tour next month plus cash compensation, the tour group organizers said yesterday. The Shanghai New Comfort...

Tourists stunned as leader fails to show

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A tour guide who was to lead a 25-member group to Japan disappeared with all of the group's passports before checking in at Pudong International Airport yesterday morning, leaving all the would-be tourists in shock,...

Group-purchase tour prices suspicious

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LOCAL tourism authorities yesterday advised travelers not to buy online group-purchase tour packages, claiming their prices are often too good to be true. The Shanghai Tourism Administration said group purchase...

Young are keen to go it alone in Taiwan

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MANY young travelers are among the first individual tourists flying out to Taiwan from the city this morning under new travel arrangements, travel agencies said yesterday. Almost 70 tourists are reported to be...

Tourist bus birth

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A 20-YEAR-OLD woman in a tourist group from South Korea gave birth to a premature boy on a sightseeing bus yesterday evening. She started to suffer a sudden stomach pain on the bus near Xintiandi and gave birth at...

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