Central city begins open-top bus tours

VietNamNet Bridge – The central city officially put into operation its first open-top double-decker bus tour, connecting the airport and 25 stops in the city, on Saturday.

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A fleet of 12 double-decker buses offer tourists and commuters a chance to explore Da Nang. — Photo: Cong Thanh/VNS

The tour is the first of its kind in Viet Nam, serving both tourists and commuters.

The city tour on the 54-seat bus, which is being operated in co-operation with Empire Group, runs from 7am till 10pm on two routes from Da Nang International Airport to CocoBay – Da Nang’s largest entertainment and hospitality complex – and Son Tra Peninsula.

The Coco bus tour ticket will be priced at VND250,000 (US$11) for a 24-hour jump-on jmup-off use.

According to Empire Group, the bus tour will be offered free for tourists and commuters throughout August, and at a 50 per cent discount between September and November.

The bus tour will help ease traffic in the city and boost daily travel on public transportation among local residents.

Earlier this year, the group also launched the Martial Arts-Entertainment Coco Championship – its first entertainment event – at the CocoBay.

In 2012, the city introduced battery-powered cars for tourists traveling along coastal destinations as a promotion for environmentally friendly public vehicle use.

More than 3.3 million tourists, 1.2 million of them foreigners, visited the city in the first six months of this year, an increase of 33.2 per cent over the same period last year.

Last year, a total of 5.6 million tourists visited the city.

Source: VNS



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