Venues taking single reservation approach

Hu Min
Cultural and tourist venues across Shanghai are adopting single reservations as precautions against COVID-19 and to improve visitor experience.
Hu Min

A total of 101 cultural and tourist venues across Shanghai have taken a single reservation approach as precautions against COVID-19 and to improve visitor experience, the city's cultural and tourism authorities said on Tuesday.

To make a reservation at tourist attractions while ensuring non-contact entry and preventing gatherings amid the pandemic, people can use Hu You Ma (Shanghai tour code) via WeChat, Alipay or the Visit Shanghai app, or at some venue entrances.

Shanghai Fengjing ancient town, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Happy Valley, Shanghai Zoo, Sheshan National Forest Park, M50, China Art Museum, Jinshanzui Fishing Village, Shanghai Film Museum and Pujiang countryside park are some on the list.

The system merges remote reservation, non-contact registration and entry, visitor number control and visitor movement tracking, the Shanghai Culture and Tourism Administration said.

It exempts tourists from the trouble of repeated registration once they make a reservation, allowing them to tour Shanghai's cultural and tourism venues with a single code, while cultural and tourism venues can use the system to guide traffic, trace the movement of visitors and achieve real-time management and analysis, the administration said. 

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