Empire Group, the investor of Cocobay, has officially lauched its Coco Bus Tour using open top double decker buses. The tour is expected to cross 25 popular and scenic stops from Danang International Airport to the southern part of the city.
|Empire Group’s fleet of sightseeing double deckers will be a novel addition to Danang’s tourism scene|
According to Empire Group, Coco Bus Tour will include two routes, Route 1 of which was launched on August 19 and Route 2 will come into operation in September 2017.
Route 1 starts from Danang International Airport and goes to south Danang through a total of 25 bus stops, taking visitors for a sightseeing journey of scenic attractions and glorious beach resort views in the city before reaching Cocobay Danang.
Route 2 is expected to head to the north, running from Danang International Airport to Son Tra Pennisula with a total of 18 bus stops.
Buses will run every 30 minutes from 7 AM to 10 PM every day. Tickets cost VND250,000 ($10.87) and are valid for 24 hours after activation. The ticket can be used for both routes and visitors can hop on or off the bus at any stop of their choosing.
However, during the early weeks of its opening, Coco Bus Tour provides free transportation for tourists until the end of August, and will apply a 50 per cent discount for entrance tickets from September to November 2017. This tourism model will be soon replicated in Nha Trang and Phu Quoc, said Empire Group.
At the opening ceremony, Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Danang People’s Committee, lauded the efforts of Empire Group to bring Cocobay Danang, a luxurious tourism and entertainment complex of world-class calibre, into operation.
Mike Norton, director in charge of Coco Bus Tour operations, noted, “I am very proud to be a part of Empire Group and develop this fascinating tourism model. Open top double deckers are going to bring more memorable experiences to tourists. Coco Bus Tour will help Danang become a must-see destination with funky-looking open top double deckers produced by a Vietnamese brand.”
Each bus has 54 comfortable seats and come with modern facilities like a mini bar, touch screen system displaying tourist information in multiple languages and pictures, as well as a global GPS that automatically introduces the landmarks and stops for foreign visitors.
By Phuong Linh