The special 20-yuan ($3.20) discount on tickets for the 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition ends on March 31, 2014, according to the 2014 International Horticultural Exposition executive committee. Individual ticket prices will return to the usual price from April 1, 2014, when ordinary tickets will be 120 yuan and certain tickets for specified dates will be 160 yuan. Tourists should purchase their expo tickets from formal channels and authorized agents that are designated by the World Expo executive committee.
2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition has newly appointed four designated agents including Qingdao Transport Group, Qingdao DanXiang Group, Shandong Zhongdi Group, and ctrip.com to help visitors buy expo tickets more conveniently. Qingdao Bank, China Post Office, Qingdao Xinhua Bookstore, Liqun Group, and t3.com.cn will open their ticket outlets on April 1. Meanwhile, Qingdao Long-distance Bus Station, some Danxiang Store’s branches, 7-11 stores, CTRIP’s official website and mobile phone client will also set up a ticket selling and consulting business. Residents and visitors can log in Qingdao World Horticultural Exposition’s official website – www.qingdaoexpo2014.org to look for more concrete information.
Many electronic anti-counterfeit measures have been applied to the expo paper tickets. Their unique code chips have been applied to the expo tickets, which are divided into three grades including public recognition, machine inspection, and expert check. Qingdao 2014 World Horticultural Exposition tickets feature strong security, exclusivity, and efficiency. The smart chips in the tickets authenticate themselves when tourists go through the park and checked by machine inspection.