, Shanghai China (PressExposure) June 12, 2009 -- Next year, Shanghai, China will be host to World Expo 2010 from the 1st of May to the 31st of October, 2010. Its aim is to break cultural borders--bring China to the world and the world to China. It will be a great event to explore the full potential of urban life in the 21st century and a significant period in urban evolution. It is expected that 55% of the world population is expected to live in cities by the year 2010. A 5.28 sq. km area is dedicated for the variety of international fairs, forums and exhibitions with the Expo theme, "Better City, Better Life." This represents the common desire for mankind to live in better urban environments today and in the future.
The expo signifies Shanghai's role in the 21st century as a major economic and cultural ground. For the first time in history, Expo 2010 will feature a highly modern online version called Online Expo Shanghai. This is to further emphasize the important role of digital consumerism in globalization. This monumental event will host various cultural and artistic performances and amusement activities to be held inside and outside the Expo Site before and during the Expo. More than 20,000 events will be held during the 184-day Expo at 33 to 35 venues, which are expected to attract over 200,000 visitors daily.
As a whole, World Expo 2010 is expected to attract around 70 million visitors locally and internationally. As early as now, people are planning their visit to Shanghai to witness this grand event. If you're looking for a suitable place to stay in during your vacation, look no further because Grand Mercure Hongqiao Hotel in Shanghai offers the best rates online for long-stay hotel accommodations. This 5-star hotel has state-of-the-art facilities and 484 well-appointed rooms that offer utmost comfort and convenience. The one bedroom and two bedroom suites have complete amenities and services such as quality bedding, internet access, LCD TV, 24-hour room service, kitchenette facilities and private balconies.
As early as now, Grand Mercure Hongqiao Hotel preps itself and all their hotel staff in anticipation of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. So, book now and secure your reservation to ensure a hassle-free experience at this once-in-a-lifetime event that will attract about 200 nations and international organizations to take part in the exhibition as well as 70 million visitors from China and the rest of the world.