And a news story from Travel News Update.

Gatwick to recruit apprentices

 

       + indicates Comment      

Article from TNU DECEMBER 2023

London bus tours - Electric-powered

It was inevitable.  Bus tours in London are going electric in early 2024.

.Big Bus Tours, founded as a British company in 2011, and now owned by US private equity company Exponent, will start to convert its 20 strong London fleet in the new year and is set to complete the task by December.

With a vast global fleet of more than 400 buses across 26 cities and four continents, Big Bus Tours acknowledges the importance of retrofitting existing vehicles to align with their sustainability objectives.

Pat Waterman, Chairman at Big Bus Tours, said: "We take immense pride in leading the charge towards electric vehicles in the sightseeing industry. Our commitment to sustainability is not just words, we are taking concrete actions to ensure a cleaner and greener future for our customers, future generations and our planet".

In a statement the company goes on to say that it firmly believes in transitioning to an electric fleet and reducing their environmental impact will play a pivotal role in shaping a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for the cities in which they operate.  Clearly the days of noisy diesel-powered buses waiting for passengers will soon be behind us.

TNU has been at the forefront of highlighting the environmental damage caused by tourist and airport transfer buses waiting for passengers and raised the point at Qatar IATA AGM (Also see COMMENT  www.btnews.co.uk/article/19283).

www.bigbustours.com

Index/Home page
 

READERS' COMMENT

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 200 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear. Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.

Travel News Update
20 Lodge Close, Edgware HA8 4RL, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383 / +44 (0)7973 210631
malcolm@ginsberg.co.uk
© 2023 Travel News Update Ltd

www.travelnewsupdate.co.uk