Related News

Home » Metro

Interest built quickly

JUST before World Expo opened, residents' interest in the six-month event had risen dramatically from a few months earlier.

About 30 percent more of those surveyed in a poll said they intended to visit, the results showed.

The survey, conducted by Touchmedia, the largest in-taxi interactive media in China, found that 83 percent of about 1.6 million respondents intended to visit the Expo. This was up from just over 50 percent when people were polled several months earlier.

The results showed that 78 percent of respondents had already either purchased or were about to buy their tickets. Most popular ticket options were single day, special day and three-day.

Regarded as an opportunity to "travel around the world," about 43 percent of respondents wanted to experience many cultures at the Expo site while 33 percent wanted to see new technologies and science.

Being able to visit pavilions and buy products from around the world was also popular.

Nearly 70 percent of respondents looked forward to seeing international celebrities - 30 percent wanted to see entertainment stars and 40 percent political and business leaders.

Among the various national pavilions, those from Asian and European regions held first and second place as the most appealing.

When asked when they would visit Expo, a third said they would try to avoid large tourist flows and go in July and August or during weekdays.

In addition, about 80 percent said they would try the online Expo.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend