Hue to launch 2-storey special buses from September 2022

Thu Uyên
08:00:21 - August 24, 2022

Thua Thien Hue will pilot a service to transport tourists by 2-storey specialized buses, with a maximum of 3 buses allowed to operate regularly.

In order to successfully build a new tourism product, as well as contribute to promoting the image, and attracting domestic and foreign tourists, the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue has just issued a document that allowed Vietnam – Hanoi Tourism Joint Stock Company to research and open a pilot service of transporting tourists by 2-storey, open-roofed specialized buses in the province. Agencies must complete the procedures to license and test the buses from August 25 to 30, 2022 before officially putting it into operation from September 1.

According to the scheme, the parties will build routes with high quality service with connecting routes and pick-up and drop-off stops arranged reasonably between tourist attractions, historical relics, and scenic spots of the city.

In addition, the bespoke buses must have comfortably arranged seats, so that passengers can enjoy the view with an open and relaxing space. They will also have an automated tour guide information system integrated with GPS, standardized content with multiple optional languages ​​to introduce visitors from around the world to Hue’s historical and cultural significance of historic sites.

Duong Thi Cong Ly, Director of Vietnam – Hanoi Tourism Joint Stock Company, Hue branch, said that there will be three pilot routes of this tourist transport service by 2-storey, open-air specialized buses. It is the “city tour – Hue heritage journey” with 12 stops, operating from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily with a frequency of 40 minutes/trip. The other two routes are “City tour – city center” and “Hue night view tour”.

In addition to the three open-top buses, it is expected that the city will have 7 more open-air (but smaller) single-decker buses put into service from September 1. These buses are painted in purple, Hue’s signature color, and will be tested from August 25.

Hue to launch 2-storey special buses from September 2022

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