Expo visitors have wondered about how to get a reservation ticket to the China Pavilion, which is so popular that all tickets are handed out within minutes of the site opening.
An official of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination answered questions from visitors.
Q: How many reservation tickets are handed out every day, and what is the procedure?
A: We follow a fair and transparent rule to give out tickets. Expo ticket holders are eligible to get one ticket to the China Pavilion each. People entering the site under other qualifications are excluded.
The pavilion will estimate the number of tickets for the next day, and then the tickets will be transferred to entrance and exit administration. They will take charge of giving out tickets on the site. A third supervising party will verify the number of actual visitors coming to the pavilion.
Q: How are the reservation tickets distributed among tour groups and individual ticket holders?
A: All visitors to the China Pavilion have to get reservation tickets. Group visitors need reservation permits to enter the pavilion, and individuals, who account for 2/3 of total visitors, can get a ticket from volunteers at entrances of the site. Each person can get one ticket, and visitors must enter following the time printed on their China Pavilion ticket.
A total of 255,158 visitors have toured the pavilion from May 1 to 7. and 67 percent got their tickets from Expo workers. .
Q: How are the tickets distributed at every entrance of the Expo Site?
A: Workers will hand out tickets at every entrance of the site when it opens. Since the tickets are limited but extremely popular, visitors may not grasp one in time. We hope that visitors can understand.
For example, the China Pavilion plans to hand out 39,969 tickets today: 11,369 for tour groups and 28,600 for individuals. At 9 am today, 370 workers are handing out tickets at 13 entrances, and each of them can give out fewer than 80 tickets. All tickets will be given out in five minutes based on the current security check speed.
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