Bus to bring tourism boost to Hastings

AMBER RUDD, MP FOR HASTINGS AND RYE, HAS LAUNCHED A CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE TOURISM in Hastings and Rye as she toured Hastings and St Leonards on Stagecoach’s new open-top double decker bus.  The bus will showcase local tourist hot spots in Hastings over the summer with unlimited travel during the day for under a fiver.

Amber commented, “I urge residents and tourists to go on this brand new open top bus ride which highlights all of the great activities in Hastings. As we are a coastal town, the bus will provide a great opportunity to look at our town’s beautiful landmarks over the hot summer months.” 

Amber was pleased to help launch the open top bus which has already received a positive response from the local community. Amber met with Hugh Loy, Stagecoach local operations manager, to discuss how the bus will draw in extra tourism to the local area.

The open top bus will start and finish at Combe Haven Holiday Park and run between Harley Shute and Hastings Old Town. This journey will encompass venues such as the Adventure Golf resort and True Crime Museum. The bus will operate on Saturdays and Sundays on 8 June to 21 July and then will resume throughout the summer holiday, from 24 July to 8 September.

Amber is committed to encouraging tourism in Hastings and Rye and has welcomed this initiative by Stagecoach South East and looks forward to its success.



Notes to the editor:

  • Amber is pictured with Hugh Loy, Stagecoach local operations manager.