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BANGKOKElephant Bus Tours, an industry leader in Thailand’s Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours, has recently announced its strategic partnership with the global sightseeing giant City Sightseeing. This collaboration heralds a new era in Thailand’s tourism, with the ambitious goal of captivating 3 million users within three years. This pioneering initiative will also debut open-top double-decker buses in Bangkok, an exciting development in Thailand’s bus tour experience.

The inception of this partnership originates from Elephant Bus Tours’ continual effort to elevate the tour experience in Thailand. With a reputation built on their first-of-its-kind ‘Hop-On Hop-Off’ bus tours in Bangkok, Elephant Bus Tours has long been the favourite choice for locals and tourists who wish to explore Thailand’s vibrant capital in a unique, convenient way. Elephant Bus Tours’ Managing Director, Krit Vitayasamrit, reflected on the company’s journey, having introduced the Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus in Thailand five years ago.

What sets Elephant Bus Tours apart is its commitment to providing an immersive experience for all passengers. The Hop-On Hop-Off tour model, pioneered by City Sightseeing, is designed to maximize the touring potential for travellers. With the option to explore attractions at their own pace, travellers can create their own unique adventure. From cultural landmarks and bustling shopping districts to culinary hotspots, each journey is complemented by multilingual narration, ensuring a rich, informed experience.

The collaboration with City Sightseeing aligns with Elephant Bus Tours’ goal of expanding its services across Thailand. City Sightseeing, a renowned Spanish tour operator, operates across six continents, spanning 150 tourist cities worldwide. As part of this partnership, the tour buses will be rebranded with Thai motifs, showcasing the country’s cultural and touristic richness. As a result, passengers can expect an enhanced touring experience that intertwines the familiar efficiency of City Sightseeing with the local charm of Elephant Bus Tours.

On behalf of City Sightseeing, Gonzalo Ruiz García, Head of International Business Development, has expressed his enthusiasm about the new venture. He underscored Bangkok’s immense potential as a fast-growing tourist destination, marking it as the first step in City Sightseeing’s expansion plans in Asia. Together, Elephant Bus Tours and City Sightseeing aim to transform Thailand into a leading destination for bus tourism.

In anticipation of this milestone, Elephant Bus Tours plans to introduce two new routes in 2023, starting with Pattaya City in August and another major city following shortly. Following the collaboration with City Sightseeing, Krit aims to bolster the user base to an impressive 100,000 users per month or over one million users a year by 2024.

A unique promotional campaign, set to run from June 16 to September 15, 2023, will herald the new partnership. The offer includes discounted ticket prices for foreign tourists available at the City Sightseeing counter near Bangkok Bank on the ground floor of Siam Paragon and for Thai locals.

For more information, to book a tour, or to check out the new bus routes, visit Elephant Bus Tours’ official website at www.elephantbustours.com. Enjoy the unprecedented opportunity to experience Thailand from a refreshing, unique perspective.




Written by: Supaporn  Pholrach (Joom)