Arriva’s Gozo service has proved beneficial for tourism – GTA
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As the summer season 2011, is fast approaching its end, The Gozo Tourism Association said that it would like to “commend an upgrade to the touristic offer which the island of Gozo started experiencing as of July, 2011.” The Gozo Toursim Association (GTA) said this morning that its “members are continuously receiving positive feedback from tourists in Gozo on the newly introduced public transport by Arriva. This service has up to now proved itself to be a leap forward in the public transport system on Gozo.”
“The new routes that were introduced on Gozo have a positive effect on tourists holidaying on Gozo. Whilst taking into consideration that the touristic accommodation and the related establishments are now found all over the Island, the routes network being covered by the new Arriva service is making accessibility on Gozo easier. Another positive attribute of the new public transport system is the spread of the schedule from early morning till late in the evening, something which was lacking under the previous system,” the GTA said.
“Furthermore,” the Association continued, “besides meeting the needs of tourist opting to use public transport services, the routes linking the popular tourist resorts and beaches on Gozo contributed towards more even distribution of clientele base amongst catering establishments. The regular sight of commuters, amongst whom a considerable number of tourists, on the bus stops found all over Gozo is an added proof which shows that now Gozo is adequately serviced by an efficient public transport system. Another improvement was the introduction of the direct Cirkewwa-MIA route which has also contributed towards enhancing and facilitating access for tourists to Gozo.”
The GTA concluded that, “whilst thanking Arriva and its staff, the Gozo Tourism Association augurs that the present level of service is maintained and further enhancement in future should be sought for the benefit of both local and foreign commuters.”