Funding enables City Sightseeing to improve Glasgow offer

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City Sightseeing Glasgow, operated by West Coast Motors, has secured £10,000 to launch a new online marketplace offering a range of Glasgow experience packages, which can be purchased via its website and from locations across the city, making it easier for visitors to enjoy the best it has to offer.

City Sightseeing Glasgow serves some of Glasgow’s key attractions including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Riverside Museum, Clydeside Distillery and Glasgow Green. The new marketplace provides a one stop shop for tourists to purchase ‘We Show You Glasgow’ packages, thanks to the funding from Experience Glasgow’s Collaboration Fund, a scheme designed to encourage Glasgow businesses to work together and to develop and deliver an enhanced visitor experience.

The £10,000 has been invested in sales terminals for resellers – hotels, attractions, visitor information centres and cafes – to sell City Sightseeing Glasgow and ‘We Show Glasgow’ packages. To develop the packages, the operator integrated with third party booking systems and is working in partnership with a number of businesses including Glasgow Walking Tours, Glasgow City Music Tours and the Clydeside Distillery.

Richy Graham, Operations Manager at City Sightseeing Glasgow, said: “We are pleased to have secured funding from Experience Glasgow. Our online marketplace provides visitors with a platform to either purchase their We Show You Glasgow packages before they arrive in city, through the City Sightseeing Glasgow website, or once they arrive through one of the many resellers across the city. We’re confident this simple approach to experiencing Glasgow will make tourists’ time in the city enjoyable and hassle free.”

Anh Nguyen at Experience Glasgow, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support City Sightseeing Glasgow’s new initiative. The first of its kind will enable visitors access tickets to the city’s best attractions and experiences from a number of different locations across Glasgow. We are looking forward to seeing more businesses involved, giving visitors a wide range of choice depending on their interests.”

The additional funding has enabled City Sightseeing to enhance its offer to visitors, with the aim of encouraging more people to explore the Scottish city. JONATHAN WELCH