Business Class Flight to Shanghai
Shanghai is China’s main financial hub, and a fairly straightforward place to do business. If you’re looking for a low-cost business class flight to Shanghai, we can help you find the best prices and the most convenient times at a fraction of the cost.
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Shanghai is a huge city, boasting a population of over 23-million people, and is the biggest city in China. It’s also the most populous city in the world, coming in ahead of Istanbul in Turkey and Karachi in Pakistan. The city of Shanghai is located in east China and rests at the entry of the longest river in Asia, the Yangtze. About 39% of the residents of Shanghai are migrants, but almost 99% of the residents are of the Han Chinese ethnicity. Shanghai has been one of China’s most prosperous cities since the 1930s, and in 2013, is still a popular tourist attraction and a viable place to conduct business in the Republic of China.
Arriving at Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the main international airport serving Shanghai and likely the airport most business travelers will arrive at. Unless you are traveling domestically, you will fly into Pudong. The airport is about 19 miles east of the city, and about a one-hour drive away from Shanghai. A taxi is the most convenient way to travel from the airport but is also fairly expensive and the rate increases by about 30% at night time. Other travel options include an airport shuttle, metro line, and a city bus.
Documents Required to Enter the Mainland
A passport is required to travel to China. In addition, a passport must be valid for at least 6 months prior to entering the country, so please check how long your passport is valid for before travelling to China. In addition to a passport, a visa is also required to visit the mainland and needs to be acquired before entering the country. The visa needs to be acquired from a Chinese Embassy, Consulate-General or a visa travel agency.
Visit the Chinese Embassy for more details about recent visa requirements.
Currency and Money in Shanghai
The Chinese Yuan is the official currency used in Shanghai, and you will need to convert your money to Yuan. You will be able to convert your money at most banks and top hotel branches, but the Shanghai Pudong International Airport will likely be the easiest and most convenient way to convert your money when you arrive at the airport. You can use popular websites like Yahoo’s Currencies Center to get the correct conversion rates.
Doing Business in Shanghai
Shanghai is not only the largest city in China, but it’s the main financial hub of the country. Shanghai offers few difficulties for international business travelers, but there are some things you should be aware of when doing business in Shanghai. Overall, you’ll find the business people to be straightforward communicators who are professional and intelligent. Below are some tips for conducting business in Shanghai.
- Business dress in Shanghai is very formal. Men are expected to wear a suit and tie and women are expected to dress professionally and conservatively.
- The Chinese are fairly punctual so make sure you arrive on time to any meetings.
- In your meetings, you will likely be greeted with a handshake and a business card. It’s important that you accept the card with both hands, as a sign of respect, and actually review the card before putting it away.
- Meals are often a part of business deals and the discussion may range from general topics like sports to a more formal topic like businesses. Drinking at an evening dinner is common, and if you take part in the drinking, the locals will expect you to make a toast to everyone at the table.
Things to See and Do in Shanghai
If you have time between your business meetings, you’ll want to get out on the street and experience some of what Shanghai has to offer. The city full of people has much variety and many things to see and do.
The Bund is a beautiful waterfront area in Central Shanghai, and is on most of the “must-see list” when visiting Shanghai, and for good reason. The Bund is one of the most popular tourist locations, but prepare to rub elbows, as there will likely be many people out and about, also checking out the Bund.
Science & Technology Subway Station
If you want to get some shopping done while you’re in Shanghai, this will be one of the best places to visit. However, the merchandise at this market is cheap for a reason. Most of the products will be counterfeits, but if you’re okay with that, it’s a fun place to shop. Just don’t pay too much and don’t be afraid to negotiate. While there are many little markets like this in China, the Science & Technology station is fairly clean and tourist-friendly.
If you want to get away from the city, take a bus out to Zhujiajiao, and experience what life was like in the ancient days of China. This spectacular water village looks like it’s straight from a Hollywood movie set and is a great getaway from the noise and fast-pace hustle in the city.
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