The story appears on

Page P1

July 24, 2010

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro

Tickets to beat forgers

RESERVATION tickets for the China Pavilion are to be changed to crack down on the increasing number of fakes being sold, an Expo official said yesterday.

The new tickets will be like a credit card and incorporate anti-counterfeiting technologies.

The tickets will be in use from early next month and machines will be set up at the entrance to the pavilion to check the tickets, Song Laixin, a spokesman for the Visitors Service Center said.

The current paper tickets are collected by staff as visitors enter the pavilion.

Its color changes every day to thwart the forgers. But staff have little time to examine each ticket, simply checking the color, because of the huge amount of visitors.

Song said someone was caught selling fake reservation tickets to the China Pavilion earlier this month. Police said the seller had more than 100 fake tickets.

Some visitors were found trying to enter the pavilion with fake tickets they had bought from scalpers, he said.

Fake tickets were also found for other pavilions, including the Taiwan Pavilion.

People who queue up to get real tickets and sell them on would be spoken to but people selling fake tickets would be reported to the police, Song said.

A staff worker selling drinks near the China Pavilion said that scalpers could be found at the entrance for group visitors selling reservation tickets at up to 800 yuan (US$118) each.

A total of 30,000 tickets to the China Pavilion are issued at every entrance to the Expo site every day, including a quarter for travel agencies.

But they usually run out within five minutes because of the huge demand.


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