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City's first RV tour to roll in May

THE city's first recreational vehicle tour route will be launched in May as authorities plan to promote RV tourism by building campgrounds and putting together RV-friendly programs.

The 10-day group tour includes use of a motor home-style RV and costs about 13,000 yuan (US$2,096) for each tourist.

The route will start on Chongming Island on May 18, and cover 11 scenic spots in Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. Sixty RVs have been reserved, each accommodating up to four people. Participants are between 18 and 50 years old.

A group of companies using the Living in China website began promoting the tour this week and 20 tourists had signed up by yesterday. The organizer hopes for 200. "To our surprise, only one tourist among the 20 is Shanghainese, as we guessed locals tend to be more curious and would like to try fresh, new things," said Chen Zhan, a staff worker.


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