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Tourism festival makes changes to schedule

SOME activities scheduled for the Shanghai Tourism Festival will be canceled while new ones will be added, officials said yesterday.

The changes have been made to prevent downtown areas and public transport networks from becoming overcrowded during the festival, the Shanghai Tourism Administration said yesterday.

The festival usually attracts more than 8 million tourists.

The administration said with tourists already at high levels due to the World Expo, the tourism festival could create congestion problems at downtown scenic spots such as the Bund, Yuyuan Garden and City God Temple.

"We canceled four big activities in downtown areas during the festival, and added three in the suburbs to spread the crowds out better," said Zhang Mode, a tourism administration official.

The tourism festival will be held from September 12 to October 6. New events include a cruise ship parade on Suzhou Creek, a fishing contest in Pudong New Area, a music festival in Baoshan District and a magic festival in Songjiang District.


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