Shanghai, literally known as 'the port on the sea', is one of the world largest seaports and China major industrial as well as commercial center. It is also one of the highly popular tourist destinations in China for tourists from all over the world. Shanghai’s tourism is a booming industry.
As one of the noted historic and cultural citied in the country, Shanghai has more than 70 sites of historical interest and cultural relics, which best represent the distinctive characteristic of Shanghai regional culture. What is more, Shanghai is the Paradise of gourmets, who may find thousands of restaurants here that serve a complete list of China's major famous cuisines and various foreign foods.
Shanghai also received the name of 'Exhibition of the World Architecture'. The city has a collection of buildings with different architectural styles along the Bund and elsewhere of the city. The Financial and Trade Building, the International Convention Center and the Oriental Pearl Television Tower in Pudong Area, flanked by the magnificent Nanpu and Yangpu Bridges, which are connected by the city's elevated inner beltway, and the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theater on People Square. All these bring the city a brand-new look.
As a modern metropolis, Shanghai has enjoyed very convenient transport facilities. It has two international airport named Pudong and Hongqiao which link Shanghai with most of the domestic and overseas big cities. And there are three railway stations, which see trains running to and from the large and medium-sized cities everyday.
Shanghai tourism sector has been experiencing further rapid developing since the 2010 World Expo. Recently, many foreign agencies launch their services in Shanghai tourism market. All of these will stimulate the tourism industry’s development even more. More modern infrastructure and facilities will be implemented to support the development of travel and tourism.
Shanghai Tourist Information Center for International Visitors
Shanghai Information Center for International Visitors is situated in Xintiandi in Luwan District. The center was jointly established by the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality, Shanghai Tourism Management Commission, the government of Luwan District and the Shui On Group. Its major responsibilities lie in offering information and services for overseas tourists to help them in work, study, living, entertainment and investment in Shanghai.
Address: Lane 123, Xingye Road
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm every day
Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration
Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration (SMTA) is in charge of drafting the master plans and strategies of the travel and tourism industry’s development of Shanghai city. It also needs to implement the trade policies and regulations and coordinate the operations of related businesses and organs in the travel and tourism industry. The aim of the department is to promote the travel industry and products of travel in domestic as well as overseas markets.
Under the SMTA, there is a specific department, International Tourism Promotion Department, which is in charge of promoting Shanghai’s MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions) industry. The main responsibility of this department is to market the international meeting and event industry, coordinate or organize the meetings in Shanghai and also train people in the MICE industry.
In 2001, Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration became a member of International Conference and Congress Association (ICCA).
Add: Room 1012-1016, 100 DAGU Road, Shanghai, China (PRC), 200030
Fax: 86 021 63366972
Office: 86 021 23115527