London’s Big Bus Tours will start cruising the roads of Los Angeles in the autumn and will aim to provide tourists with a never-before-seen look of the city. Los Angeles is the latest addition to the growing global portfolio of Big Bus Tours and L.A. joins Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
Alex Payne, Big Bus Tours CEO, said: “Our vision is to be the number one thing to do in every world-famous city, which we can achieve by ensuring that our tours are not only the first things customers do in every city, but are also the best. By adding new cities to our portfolio we constantly strive to keep Big Bus Tours as the market leader for consumers bookable through the trade.”
“Our vision is to be the number one thing to do in every world-famous city.”
Payne added that Los Angeles attracted a large number of tourists and is made for open-top, sightseeing tours making it a perfect choice for expansion. Big Bus Tours is not alone in this industry, especially in Los Angeles. A number of hop-on, hop-off bus tours in the city are locally-owned.
“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 and Convention Board. “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 also announced its Partner Support Portal for the trade: trade.bigbustours.com will provide trade partners with the latest new Big Bus Tours’ products, as well as service, route and ticket information, maps, brand assets, image and video libraries.
The site will be an easy-to-use one-stop-shop for trade partners to enable them to sell Big Bus products effectively.
Striving to beat its competition, Big Bus Tours will feature live guides, digital content, free WiFi, and real-time tracking through the company’s mobile app.
Big Bus Tours will bring tourists to some of the must-see places to visit, including Hollywood, Downtown and the Oceanside locations of Venice and Santa Monica, before looking to expand to cover celebrity neighbourhoods.