Annual tourism festival kicks off in Shanghai

Shanghai Tourism Festival

FILE PHOTO Performers at the annual Shanghai Tourism Festival,

The annual Shanghai Tourism Festival kicked off Friday in the eastern Chinese city, with the aim to boost consumption and promote tourism.

The 2021 festival, scheduled until Oct. 6, features multi-themed activities held both online and offline.

Strict anti-epidemic measures, such as online reservation and limiting the number of visitors, had been adopted in view of the COVID-19 situation, according to local tourism authorities.

Heavy discounts on tickets to 82 scenic spots from Sept. 17 to 24, had been offered, and 24-hour live streaming of Shanghai’s over 150 historic buildings would be held to celebrate the city’s history and culture.

The Shanghai Tourism Festival was first launched in 1990.