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Kiss and hug and win a discount
By Hu Min

Some local scenic spots are wooing lovers for Valentine’s Day today with discounted tickets if they hug and kiss at the ticket window.

The Shanghai World Financial Center said its discount will be available till March 14.

The Jinjiang Amusement Park will host a “For Lover, For Ever” event at night and couples will get “one ticket for two” discount. The Happy Valley is offering similar discounts at night.

Short trips to neighboring cities like Nanjing, Wuxi and Suzhou are popular among local lovebirds because of weekend. Tour packages for high-end hotels, hot spring, Spa and candlelight dinner have been sold out.

As of yesterday, some 1,689 couples had made reservations at marriage centers across the city to tie the knot today, creating the first marriage boom this year, according to the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau.

This year, the Valentine’s Day clashes with the Lantern Festival, creating a dilemma for lovers who will have to choose between a romantic candlelit dinner with their partner, or a meal at a traditional family get-together.

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