Shanghai tourism sees big boost from festival


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People visit the renovated East Nanjing Road Walkway in East China's Shanghai, Sept 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] The culture and tourism industry in Shanghai has shown momentum in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic during the 16-day Shanghai Tourism Festival, according to Yu Xiufen, director of the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism. Major scenic spots in the city received 3.5 million tourists during the festival, which ran from Sep 12 to 27 — a jump of 28 percent from the same period in August, according to Yu. Statistics show sales revenue of the accommodation industry increased by 21.6 percent...