AC Group signs global deal with Big Bus Tours

Wholesale tour operator AC Group has signed a partnership agreement with Big Bus Tours that covers the 21 cities in which the open-top sightseeing tour company operates, writes Angie Cronin.

Big Bus Tours operates in London, Dublin, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Abu Dhabi, Budapest, Istanbul, Miami, Muscat, Rome, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Darwin, Sydney, Vienna and Washington DC.

AC Group managing director Angela Heaton said: “The global reach offered by Big Bus Tours enables us to provide even more opportunities for our customers to make the most of their time in the world’s premier cities.

“Our new agreement is our latest strategic step in broadening our offering to global travellers whilst honouring our commitment to provide them with the highest quality and best-priced product available.”

Omid Golshan, executive vice-president – global growth at Big Bus Tours, added: “We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with AC Group and supporting their growth plans to offer first-class experiences in the world-famous cities in which we both operate.

“Smart, strategic, collaborative relationships are exactly what we focus on at Big Bus Tours and we look forward to an even more successful partnership in the years to come with the AC Group.”

AC Group includes AC Tours, which specialises in UK accommodation, transfers, entrances and meals for overseas visitors; AC Online, offering tourism product on a B2B basis to internationally-based wholesalers and tour operators; AC Luxe, a full-service DMC providing tailor-made solutions to travellers across the UK, Ireland and France; and French Travel Partners, an inbound tour operator for France.