Big Bus Tours Debuts in Los Angeles
WHY IT RATES: The tours will operate on two loops, the Hollywood Loop and the Beach Loop, giving travelers access to more than 20 stops. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer
Big Bus Tours has landed in Los Angeles, providing visitors with the perfect introduction to the city of angels, with entertaining commentary from live guides; a never-before-available experience in L.A.
Technology advancements Big Bus Tours has implemented in the last few years also include a Free Big Bus Tours app with digital content to aid travelers plan their short stay, free onboard Wi-Fi access, real-time bus tracking and the ability for customers to locate their nearest stop through the new mobile app.
Big Bus Tours Los Angeles provides the best way for visitors to discover all that the city has to offer, with two comprehensive loops including the ‘Hollywood Loop’ and ‘Beach Loop’, covering over 20 hop-on, hop-off stops for tourists to enjoy ‘must- see’ landmarks in the famous city.
Customers can hop on and soak up the memorable storytelling from entertaining live guides or sit back and enjoy recorded commentary, available in nine languages while enjoying the views of the famous Hollywood Sign.
With flexibility to hop off, visitors can delve into the LA lifestyle and explore the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Beverley Hills and Rodeo Drive, or take in the laid back setting of Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach.
L.A. is the eighth U.S. city, joining Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C, and the 22nd city in the Big Bus Tours global portfolio, following the additions of the Singapore and Dublin operations last year.
Alex Payne, Big Bus Tours CEO, said: “We are very excited to launch our newest city operations in LA today, exactly five years since our Big Bus New York service launched. L.A. is a destination that is made for open-top, sightseeing tours, attracting an abundance of travelers from around the world, with over 100 museums and attractions, celebrity neighborhoods and iconic beaches.
“We believe there is a new and better way to bring all these wonders to life than is currently offered to tourists. Our expertise is in providing tourists the perfect introduction to world-famous cities, helping them to discover and explore, brought to life by live tour guides; something that has not been done here before in LA,” he added.
“The launch of Big Bus Tours Los Angeles brings us another step closer to our vision of being the number one thing to do in every world-famous city. By adding new cities to our portfolio we constantly strive to keep Big Bus Tours as the market leader for customers booking tickets in real-time through our extensive global trade distribution network. Introducing our own purpose-built buses into the market, visitors can hop-on to discover and hop-off to explore this amazing city,” Payne continued.
To create the best possible product, Big Bus Tours collaborated with a variety of well-placed local experts, including Los Angeles Tourism.
“Los Angeles Tourism has been vital to understanding this city, and we are looking at ways that we can best work together and promote the destination and our services. They have been a fantastic organization to work with, connecting us to the local travel community, who we are working closely with, to ensure they benefit from our carefully selected stops, to drop customers right outside our partners’ doors.” Payne explained.
“We have a proven ability to build greater, deeper working partnerships, and our substantial list of partners is a testament to that—along with our expertise in key source markets such as China, Europe and South America,” he said.
“Los Angeles is an ever-evolving city that offers visitors attractions and experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Kathryn Smits, vice president of international tourism at Los Angeles Tourism. “It doesn’t matter if you’re coming to L.A. for the first time or the hundredth, there’s always something new to experience, so we’re thrilled that Big Bus Tours will begin offering tours in L.A. and that visitors have another great option on how to explore our dynamic city.”
Big Bus Tours is also pleased to announce that the company’s Partner Support & Booking Platform for trade now includes L.A. and is open to local trade partners. The new platform, accessible from bigbuspartners.com will provide trade partners with the latest information on Big Bus Tours’ products, as well as service, route and ticket information, maps, brand assets, image and video libraries.
The platform will act as an easy-to-use one-stop-shop for trade partners to enable them to sell Big Bus products in real-time effectively. And it doesn’t stop there.
SOURCE: Big Bus Tour press release.