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Hongkong business gears up for Shanghai World Expo

9 Apr 2009

Tickets have gone on sale in Hongkong and Macau for China’s biggest ever business event the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Seventy million local and international visitors are expected to attend the world expo in Shanghai, which runs between May 1 and October 31, 2010.

China Travel Service (Hong Kong) has been appointed as the only ticketing agent in the city, and is confident of a greater response than even last year’s Beijing Olympics.

Ticket prices range from HK$154 (US$19.90) to HK$201 (US$25.90) and tickets will be released in stages to companies, groups and students. Entrance is free to children less than 1.2m in height.

Director of China Travel Service, Zhou Laiwei expressed confidence that the Beijing Olympics’ ticket sales record of over 178,000 in Hongkong can be topped.

Deputy director general of the Shanghai World Expo Co-ordination Bureau, Chen Xianjin, said that over 233 countries and international organisations have confirmed their attendance at the biannual event. This is the highest number of participants in the 160-year history of the world expo.

The expo will feature a separate Hongkong pavilion built within the China pavilion area, showcasing Hongkong’s use of home-grown smartcard technology to improve efficiency and quality of life.

For further details please visit, www.en.expo2010.cn

Joshua Tan

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