Manchester Tour Bus a Great Boost to Local Tourism

A new tour bus that was supposed to showcase some of the most important sites in the city will only be visiting one of Manchester United’s stomping grounds according to reports. The tour bus, which launched during Easter weekend, is set to visit 15 different sites in total. While Old Trafford will be one of these sites visited by the bus, Etihad Stadium won’t be featured on the tour until later on this year.

Tour to give a Much Needed Boost to Local Business

The new city tour bus, which many in the business community welcomed with open arms, will play a huge role in showcasing some of the businesses in the region. According to many business owners, this tour bus will be really popular with tourists and was much needed. As a matter of fact, Manchester is one of the few major UK cities not to have its own sightseeing tour.

One of the key features of the bus is that it is equipped with a Wi-Fi connection, allowing passengers to use the internet during their travel. It will also feature a tour app.

Spots Were Omitted due to Logistical Issues

According to a spokesman for Marketing Manchester, which is the group responsible for organising the tour, one of the many reasons why some important spots were omitted was because of logistical issues.

A spokesperson told the media that it was impossible for them to fit all spots and attractions during a 90-minute tour. He also added that the time aspect was crucial, especially for those who didn't want to hop on and off the bus during the tour.

He said that the spots that were chosen for the tour were some of the most popular attractions in the city. Visiting two football stadium would've probably been redundant and the distance between the two would have caused further issues.

New Spots to Be Added

He reassured everyone that new spots would be added to the tour by the end of the year and that visitors will be able to use the hop on and off feature with one ticket. New areas to be added included the University area and the eastern part of the city.

At the time of writing, some of the spots included are the Lowry and Quays, Old Trafford, Trafford Road, Victoria Station, the National Football Museum, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Town Hall, and Church Street.

The tour will be running year-long with the exception of Boxing Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. In addition, multiple departures will be available during the day for convenience. Tour goers would be advised to visit Hotels Combined here and check out deals available during this period.

Commentary will also be provided by world renowned actor Dominic Monaghan, of Lord of the Rings and Lost fame. Tickets are currently on sale for £12 for adults, £6 for children and students, and £25 for families. Tickets can be found on Sight-Seeing Manchester’s website at www.sightseeingmanchester.com.

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