Mandarin Journeys’ 2010 World Expo Package To Target High-End Foreign Travelers During Shanghai’s “Coming Out Party”
The Shanghai World Expo is expected to attract upwards of 70 million visitors
Mandarin Journeys, a “Western-run, China based luxury tour operator,” has announced an innovative tour package for visitors to Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo, set to take place from May 1 to October 31 of next year. According to a press release, the luxury tours will be designed in association with some of the leading hotels of Shanghai:
Working with such exclusive properties as Langham, Hyatt, Portman Ritz-Carlton, PuLi and JW Marriott, Mandarin Journeys presents a comprehensive selection of Expo tour packages targeted at a worldwide discerning client base.
Based in China and operated by former tour managers and long-term Western expatriates the company caters to independent travelers from Europe, the United States and Australia. Our destinations include China & Tibet, Japan, Central Asia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
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City Trying To Lure High-End Travelers With Urban Makeover, Customer Service, Amenities
Shanghai's luxury hoteliers are actively wooing luxury travelers
Shanghai is gearing up for next year’s World Expo, smoothing over many of its more gritty areas and giving the city an all-over polish. But the city’s luxury hotels, many of them stung by a drop in visitors as a result of the global economic downturn, have started to take on their own outreach programs, wooing luxury visitors through efforts aimed at restoring the city’s pre-revolution reputation as an opulent, exciting “Paris of the East.”
As the Canadian Press writes, the strategies employed by these hotels are designed to appeal to high-end travelers who may find Beijing interesting but drab, and Hong Kong cosmopolitan but old-fashioned:
What Are The Implications For Shanghai Growing Into A More Mature Cultural Hub?
Shanghai is celebrating the one-year countdown to the 2010 World Expo, launching the 2009 World Music Shanghai festival. This coincides with China’s music festival season, which has already seen Beijing’s independent-music-heavy Strawberry Festival and south China’s 10th annual Midi Music Festival and will include the upcoming International Youth Music Festival in Chengdu, Sichuan province. As China’s taste for international music and performing arts matures, the number of these music festivals is increasing rapidly. Google
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Tagged beijing, China, festival, indie, midi festival, music, shanghai, strawberry festival, world expo