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Commercial References

Visitors Turn-o'Per

For the guidance of both Industry and Commerce some branches of the Government Service and a number of Official bodies and associations take a part in the Fair, for instance: The Commercial Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce, The Colonial Department, The State Mines, The Dutch Chambers of Commerce at Brussels and Paris, the Commercial Museum of the Colonial Institute, The Industrial Association (Maatschappij van Nijverheid), The Association of Dutch Manufacture (Vereeniging "Nederlandsen Fabrikaat"), The Royal Commission for the Trade between Holland and South-Africa, The office for Foreign Relations, The Society for Exhibition Interests in theNetherlands, The General Dutch Association for Tourists. fl For advice as to foreign affairs, several diplomatic and consular officials of the Home Government and Foreign Legations attended the Fair several hours a day. For the Third Fair, sample rooms have been set aside for the use 'of Foreign Legations, so that they may use same as offices during the whole Fair for their Commercial Attachés, fl For the First Fair, season tickets for the duration of the Fair were obtainable gratis, and these included also the right of free conveyance home by rail of visitors resident in Holland. The number of visitors to the First Fair approximated 110.000. fl For the Second Fair, free tickets were obtainable up to February i, 1918. For those who had not obtained a ticket before the date mentioned day-tickets were obtainable, at the price offli.— at the Fair itself. The general public was admitted at the price of 50 ets. daily after 1 o'clock. These tickets did not include the right of conveyance back home by rail. The number of visitors to the Second Fair approximated 200,000. There were scarcely any foreigners. fl The system of free tickets is entirely done away with for the Third Fair. Even business men are charged a small entrance fee. Season tickets are only obtainable at the price of #2.— before the ist of February 1919. Those who have not obtained such before that date, are obliged to pay fli.— for a day-ticket obtainable at the Fair itself. The public is only admitted after 1 p.m. at the price of 75 ets. each. fl The Fair is open daily to visitors — Sundays excepted — from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. fl In order to obtain an idea of the turn-over of the business done at the Fair, a confidential enquiry was held among the exhibitors by the President of