She said during the Expo, her workload will be much heavier.
"Before, I only worked about two weeks a month on average. But now, as long as I am not on sick leave, I will be here every day."
After entering the park through the long queues at the entrances, Zhao Ying introduced them to the highlights of the Expo and areas of restaurants, then guided them to the pavilions where they booked visits in advance.
Zhao Ying was not sure how many tourists she would serve in the following months, but said customers can now only order Expo tours at her company for those taking place after June.
Zhao Ying's company carried more than 60 groups to the Expo site yesterday as the park received more than 200,000 visitors in total. More than 70 million visits to the site are expected before the Expo ends on October 31, including 3.5 million by overseas tourists.
Tang Lan, sales director of Ctrip.com, a leading internet-based travel agency headquartered in Shanghai, believes the Expo will bring huge opportunities to his company as well as all domestic tourism-related sectors.
"Tourist inflow will not only contribute to the revenue rise from Expo ticket sales, but also benefit transport and hotel industries. Visitors from other parts of China may also tour scenic spots near Shanghai, while foreign tourists may fly to other cities after enjoying the Expo."
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