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What Is World Expo?
Expo History and
Expo in Shanghai
from May 1, 2010

Created from a Chinese character meaning people, the mascot "Haibao"
of Shanghai World Expo 2010
embodies the character of
Chinese culture.
The Club's Picks of World Expo Hotels in Shanghai

Courtyard Marriott Hotel

Located in the commercial center of Shanghai
, Newly opened in Feb., 2009. This is the first hotel with which we have made super deals for our Club guests. Click on the photo to enter the hotel page.

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What Is World Expo

Information about the history and locations of World Expo

Wall Street Journal Shanghai Expo 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!!

What is the World Expo?

The World Expo, also sometimes known as the World’s Fair, is the name given to various large public exhibitions held in different parts in the world. The World Expo aims to promote the exchange of ideas and development of the world economy, culture, science and technology, in order to allow exhibitors to publicize and display their achievements and improve international relationships. The first expo was held in 1851 in The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, under the title “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations.” The vent was an idea of Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, and was the first international exhibition of manufactured products. As such it influenced the development of several aspects of society, from art and design, education, international trade and relations, and even tourism.

The first expo set the precedent for many later international exhibitions, later called “World’s Fairs”, which are held to the present day, with the latest one being in Shanghai in 2010. The World Expo serves as an Olympics for industry, science and economics. The main attractions at World Expos/Fairs are the national pavilions, created by participating countries. Some notable World’s Fairs include the one held in Paris in 1937 (where the Nazi Germany and Soviet Union pavilions stood face-to-face), the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, which gave us the Space Needle, and the 1964 World’s Fair held in New York City, where the Disney Corporation held a large sway over the event. This years World Expo in Shanghai promises to be the biggest and most extravagant in the event’s history, as this year’s expo will see a record number of countries and organization participating, as well as being the most attended expo ever.

Shanghai 2010 Expo Package Tours

If you want to get in on the excitement of this year’s expo, visit the expo through one of Great Wall Adventure Club’s Shanghai 2010 World Expo Package Tours. You have 7 different tour options to choose from, with also having the ability to custom design your own tour to give yourself the most special expo experience. Available at the lowest possible rates, our tour included free airport transfer, centrally located hotel (possible options include the 5-star Shanghai Courtyard Marriott), Expo tickets, English-speaking guide, and a private car and driver. If you book your own flights, the package cost for two is $1,398 for three days and two nights (as of March 18, 2010).

In addition to attending the expo, you’ll also get the chance to discover one of the world’s great cosmopolitan cities, Shanghai, Oozing with culture, style, and adventure, Shanghai is the ideal city to host the World Expo, and exploring the city will be a perfect compliment to visiting the expo. On our tours, you will also have the chance to visit two of China’s most beautiful cities, Hangzhou (famed for its West Lake), and Suzhou (known as the “Venice of the east”). Our World Expo package tours come highly recommended, even by the Wall Street Journal.

If you want to star the process of signing up with one of our World Expo Package Tours, then just fill in the information on the 2010 Shanghai World Expo Tour Planner at the bottom of the page, and a Great Wall Adventure Club Travel Specialist will contact you within 1 business day.



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