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Developing 'HCMC City Tour' Tourism Model with Open-Top Double Decker Buses

Double-decker tourist buses with Hanoi have long become so familiar because many companies have exploited city tour tourists in this model, namely Coco Bay Da Nang city tour. However, this is the first time a double-decker tourist bus has appeared in Ho Chi Minh City to serve tourists visiting the beautiful Ho Chi Minh City.
Developing 'HCMC City Tour' Tourism Model with Open-Top Double Decker Buses

According to the Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City, this bus consists of 63 seats divided equally for two floors, and the second floor is designed in an open-top style for visitors to see the streets. This bus is specially designed to serve short-distance travel within the inner city with appropriate conditions of transportation.

Specifically, this city tour bus will take visitors through 24 routes. The bus will give visitors easy access to 30 unique attractions of Ho Chi Minh City that are friendly and hospitable and allow tourists to explore and experience in their own unique way freely. The bus route will go through many famous tourist destinations, such as Vietnam History Museum, Zoo, and Botanical Gardens, War Remnants Museum, Bui Vien Walking Street, Ben Thanh Market, buildings. Bitexco - Skydeck, Nguyen Hue Walking Street, City Theater, Independence Palace...

From 10-1, Co. Ltd. Photo Hop on - Hop of Vietnam has put into operation this bus route. On January 10, more than 50 foreign visitors used this vehicle to travel. The first feelings were recorded along with more complete comments about the service, promising a complete form of public transport.


Buses have many types of tickets to create favorable conditions for domestic and foreign tourists. Children under five years old are free of charge, while the fare for children from 6 to 12 years old is 150,000 VND / one way; adults: VND 200,000 / time. Unusually for a 24-hour ticket for children from 6 to 12 years old (counting from the time of boarding the car, traveling the next day) is VND 350,000; adults: 475,000 VND; night ticket from 19 pm to 20 pm is 350,000 VND.

There are 22 trips per day, and drop-off stops are conveniently located, encouraging visitors to choose the time to visit several times to explore the city in the most convenient way. 
Especially with 12 free services on the car, including trip record, city tour map, multilingual voice headset, free wifi network, live guide ... visitors can enjoy the value of utility when using the bus route.

According to some tourism industry experts, Vietnam is the top country in terms of tourism development in Southeast Asia. More than 17 million visitors came to Vietnam in 2019 and attracted more than 100,000 professional workers serving this golden egg-laying service industry.

Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport said this bus route is invested by Co., Ltd., Ảnh Việt Hop on - Hop of Vietnam. When this project is implemented, it will contribute to improving service quality and tourism connectivity. In addition, at present, there is Ngắm Cảnh Việt Nam Joint Stock Company (Vietnamsightseeing), which has also put into operation a 2-storey city tour bus in Ho Chi Minh City. This is an excellent prospect for the sustainable development of tourism in Vietnam with City Tour programs.

 

Editor: Nguyen Van Dung

 
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