The 2020 Shanghai Tourism Festival will run a week shorter than its
usual duration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the municipal
government announced on Friday.
In addition, the annual festival, which is set to take place from
Sept 12 to 27, will not feature the traditional float parade for its
opening ceremony this year, but the opening of the newly extended east
section of the Nanjing Road pedestrian street.
New routes, including the Huangpu River tour and Country Park tour
and products related to food, shopping and cultural and tourism
experience will also be launched during the festival.
According to the organizers, the event will be extended to
neighboring cities in the Yangtze River Delta region with promotion
activities scheduled to take place in Nantong in Jiangsu province,
Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, and Huangshan in Anhui province.