A visitor smells sachets at the intangible cultural heritage exhibition of the Tourism Plus Shanghai on May 29. [Photo/Shanghai Observer]
The second phase of Tourism Plus Shanghai commenced at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) in the Shanghai Hongqiao International Central Business District on May 29 and will run until June 1.
Covering all elements of the tourism industry chain, the expo boasts an impressive lineup of over 3,000 exhibitors displaying an extensive array of over 150,000 novel products. Anticipated to attract about 250,000 visitors, the event promises to be a remarkable gathering.
Alongside the exhibition, there will be 13 competitions, 38 professional forums, and a range of exciting events, including matchmaking investment meetings, road shows, promotional events, a coffee and food festival, and a display of intangible cultural heritage items.
The expo showcased the latest developments and operational experiences in the leisure tourism industry, with many innovations presented, such as floating holiday homes, camping vehicles, and automatic manned flying devices.
The first phase of Tourism Plus Shanghai succeeded greatly at the Shanghai New International Expo Center from May 28 to 31. The 210,000-square-meter exhibition area features hotels, commercial spaces, yacht displays, and a distinctive Shanghai way of life, attracting over 2,000 exhibitors and over 162,000 professional viewers.