More operators to run red-zone tours

1:15 pm on 27 March 2013

Three companies have won tenders to run commercial tours through Christchurch's central-city red zone.

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has announced Christchurch Bike Tours, Happy Tours Vintage and Red Bus Limited will begin their tours in the near future.

Chief executive Roger Sutton says athe current CBD bus tours have offered visitors a good insight and the three operators will offer more intimate tours for individuals or small groups.

At present Red Bus is the only tourism operator that can enter the cordon.

Fences surrounding the red zone will be taken down on 28 June and the only remaining cordons will be around specific building sites.