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All the best of Shanghai, in a phone

An app giving tourists access to Shanghai’s latest cultural and tourism resources and which allows them to book tickets was launched yesterday.

The app has information on culture, tourism, food, shopping, traffic and sports, and it uses 5G, virtual reality and augmented reality to display tourist attractions, food and transport in the city.

Using the app, tourists can book plane and train tickets, accommodation and entry to tourist attractions. They can search for restaurants and performances in the city. The app is also connected to the city’s transport system with a QR code making this easier. 

Taxi hailing services and tours ranging from one to six days involving Shanghai and neighboring cities such as Suzhou and Hangzhou are also available.

An English version of the app, “Visit Shanghai,” is due to be launched next year, said Bao Lei, president of Shanghai Tourism Tech Co, which developed the app. 

“It may take three months for its design, and other language versions apart from English will also be involved to better serve inbound tourists, enabling them to experience the glamor of the city,” said Bao.


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