Our Shanghai World Expo
Tours come recommended by
The Wall Street Journal in
the article about
Shanghai World Expo
("Shanghai Aims to Attract the World ").
"For those booking their own flights, a package from
Great Wall Adventures includes hotels, airport
transfers, Expo tickets, guide and private car and
driver; three days and two nights, $1,398 for two."
(As of March 18, 2010).
Enjoy our Shanghai Only Expo tour or see the great ancient cities
and gardens and water towns with our pre-programmed Shanghai World
Expo Tour Packages!!
Shanghai hotels are more cautious on expanding despite their overseas
rivals' aggressive expansion in the top end of the hotel market in
Shanghai, which saw an average 80 percent room occupancy rate.
"Due to the growing number of important domestic and international
conferences in Shanghai, we have an 80 percent occupancy rate, and this
will continue in the coming years," said Linda Dai, a public relations
official of the Intercontinental Pudong Shanghai.
"There is currently a lack of hotel rooms in some cities in China,
including Shanghai, and especially among five-star hotels. Current
estimates indicate a severe shortage despite likely demand during the
World Expo 2010 in Shanghai," said Paul Kirwin, president and managing
director of Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific.
"We have adopted an aggressive growth strategy for the next few years.
This includes two hotels recently opened in Shanghai - The Regent
Shanghai luxury hotel and the Radisson Hotel Pudong Century Park," he
Accor, a renowned European hotel brand, built two new luxury hotels that
opened in 2007 and 2008.
On the other hand, local hotel groups have a more cautious development
An administrator, who declined to be named, from the development
department of Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Co Ltd, the
largest home-grown hotel management firm in China, said the firm will be
more focused on the budget hotel segment'' and "have no plans to set up
any new five-star hotels in Shanghai."
Zhao Xianglong from HVS International, a global consulting and services
agency, cited limited financing as curbing the development of local
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