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ADO Bus line Starts Services in Belize
Belize, 31 August 2011.- The bus company ADO Group, explained today to the Belizean Media its new transportation services, that will benefit Belizeans.
The first service, called “The Hospital Route”, with its starting point in Belize City will travel through Orange Walk, Corozal and a final destination in Merida, Mexico. In Merida, the Bus makes courtesy stops at the most important hospitals of the city, with the last stop at the Merida's Terminal. The return portion calls the same stops.
The second service route departs from Belize City, making stops in Orange Walk, Corozal, Playa del Carmen, Cancun Airport and a final destination at Cancun's bus terminal. The return portion calls the same stops, including Tulum where ADO is promoting Belize and offering special deals to international tourists. This route will facilitate international tourists to travel to Belize; none of the buses will stop in Chetumal in either direction. In both cases, the departure time from Belize City will be after the last service provided by Belizean transport companies. This will not affect their normal services.
When travelling to Merida or Cancun, passengers will be allowed to board the buses in Belize City, Orange Walk or Corozal ONLY if their final destination is Merida or Cancun. From Belize City, passengers will not be allowed to descend in Orange Walk or Corozal, neither to travel between those cities.
From Merida or Cancun to Belize City, passengers will be allowed ONLY to descend at the corresponding stops of each route. Passengers will not be allowed to board in Corozal or Orange Walk in order to travel to Belize City or between those cities.
The service is designed to benefit Belizeans. ADO realizes that it is easier for Belizeans to take the last bus from Belize to Merida, and Belize to Cancun, at 8:00p.m. and 8:15p.m. and arrive to the final destination at 6:15a.m. and 7:00a.m. This will bring great savings for Belizean families, because people who need to travel will not need to spend money on an extra night at a hotel or make their family to go and pick them up.
"We are trying to make transportation to Mexico easy for Belizeans and also to provide international tourists the easiest and most comfortable way to travel to Belize," stated the ADO press release. "We foresee that the new routes will increase the number of tourists entering Belize and to contribute to the tourism industry. Tickets to Merida or Cancun from Belize City are $79 one way."
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