Organised as a celebration of business in Southbourne, the event was a chance for business owners to experience the newly extended City Sightseeing Bus Route, and to find out more about the work of the Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) and Southbourne on Sea Business Association (SoSBA).
Investment from the Coastal BID has enabled the extension of the Bournemouth City Sightseeing Bus route which now makes stops in Boscombe, Southbourne, Tuckton and Hengistbury Head.
Jointly hosted by Discover Dorset who runs the City Sightseeing Bus, the Coastal BID and SoSBA, the event was attended by over thirty Southbourne traders who were joined by Mayor Chris Mayne and Director of Tourism Mark Smith.
Mark Smith said: “The new tour service is a great way to see the attractions of Bournemouth. Southbourne businesses are amongst the most dynamic in Bournemouth and are to be congratulated along with the Coastal BID for this exciting new initiative.”
Mayor Chris Mayne added: “As a Southbourne residents and ward councillor, I greatly appreciate what SoSBA has achieved for the past four years, events like this are great for Southbourne in general.” City Sight Seeing Bus tours run hourly every day throughout the summer.