Solar eclipse shines on tourism

created: 2009-07-17

Travel agencies, hotels, airlines and even online vendors are cashing in on the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century, which will pass across China next Wednesday.

The July 22 eclipse, which will last up to six minutes, the longest until the year 2132, has become the promotional tag line for the tourism industry in cities along the Yangtze River, including Shanghai, Suzhou and Wuhan.

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