Come April 1, Japanese customers of JTB Hawaii can delight in viewing
Waikiki sights from an open-topped, double-decker bus. In an exclusive
agreement, Polynesian Adventure Tours/Gray Line Hawaii will lease the bus to
JTB Hawaii, the leading Japanese wholesaler.
"We are pleased to partner with JTB Hawaii in offering its customers a new
and exciting way to enjoy the sights of Waikiki," said Lee Collins, vice
president of sales and marketing for Polynesian Adventure Tours/Gray Line
Hawaii. "JTB has a reputation for providing its customers unparalleled levels
of attention and care, and this certainly qualifies as you travel in high
style, enjoying sunshine, trade winds and scenic views of Waikiki that can't be
experienced from the ground level."
Offering prime viewing seats on the upper deck, the JTB double-decker will
operate a sightseeing loop, starting from DFS Galleria Waikiki to Diamond Head
and back, every 30 minutes from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. The bus will
carry a Japanese-speaking ambassador to assist customers with boarding, answer
questions and ensure safety.
JTB customers will enjoy palm-tree high views of Waikiki Beach, Duke
Kahanamoku Statue, Waikiki Aquarium, and Natatorium War Memorial, with a
special pause at Kapiolani Park for photos of the iconic Diamond Head. The
return trip to DFS Galleria Waikiki will pass by the Honolulu Zoo and along the
scenic Ala Wai waterway with views of the lush Koolau mountains.
"We appreciate this opportunity to work with Polynesian Adventure
Tours/Gray Line Hawaii to introduce this value-added service to our customers
in Waikiki," said Akio Hoshino, President of JTB Hawaii Travel, LLC. "These
double-decker sightseeing busses are gaining popularity at every major global
destination and we are pleased to offer this unique bus from which to view one
of the most enchanting places on earth."
JTB Hawaii will lease the bus from Polynesian Adventure Tours/Gray Line
Hawaii, which will also provide drivers, Japanese-speaking ambassadors and
vehicle maintenance. The bus is being pulled from Polynesian Adventure
Tours/Gray Line Hawaii's fleet of hop-on, hop-off double-decker AlohaBuses that
continue to operate daily on Oahu from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. providing
Honolulu, Waikiki and Pearl Harbor sightseeing tours in Japanese, English,
Spanish, Chinese and Korean languages. JTB Hawaii will redo the bus wrap to
signify its exclusive use.
The bus can seat up to 60 passengers, with 50 seats in the upper deck and
10 seats at street level. The bus is ADA-capable and can carry two wheelchairs
on the lower deck. It also has a "kneeling" capability that lowers the vehicle
to the curb making it easier for the elderly and customers with disabilities to
board and exit.
SOURCE: Polynesian Adventure Tours
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