D&E Coaches has sightseeing success
Highland private hire coach operator, D&E Coaches, has welcomed over 1,600 passengers to its sightseeing tours since taking over the contract for the Inverness City Sightseeing buses at the end of May.
“The Highlands is heavily reliant on tourism, so it has been great to see visitors start to return to the region over the last few weeks” – Owner of D&E Coaches, Donald Mathieson
Owner of D&E Coaches, Donald Mathieson, said: “We’ve been delighted with the response to the City Sightseeing tours since we took over the service a little over a month ago. The Highlands is heavily reliant on tourism, so it has been great to see visitors start to return to the region over the last few weeks.
“What has been fantastic to see is that it’s not just newcomers to the region who are getting involved. We’ve noticed a great increase in locals utilising the service to explore the Highlands and become tourists in their own back yard.
“As we progress through the school holidays, there are amazing opportunities for families to holiday at home, and get out and about in Inverness and the Highlands to experience all the sights on their doorsteps.”
The Inverness City Sightseeing service offers passengers a guided tour of Inverness and the surrounding area, operating on two routes around the Highland capital. Attractions on the routes include St Andrew’s Cathedral, Eden Court Theatre, the Caledonian Canal and Culloden Battlefield.
D&E Coaches launched its tourism offering, D&E Tours, earlier this year. It provides tourists with the opportunity to visit sights across the Highlands, including Loch Ness.