Red zone tourist operators sought

12:58 pm on 6 March 2013

Tourism operators are being sought to set up shop in the former red zone of Christchurch.

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is asking for proposals from operators who want a premises in the inner city.

Chief executive Roger Sutton said the Red Bus Tours that have been running since late last year have fulfilled a need and will continue as long as the company wants to.

Mr Sutton said there is a need other, smaller operators to run short-term ventures that will be in place until the cordon is removed.

That might be anything from walking tours, cycling tours, tuk-tuks, Segways, mini-vans or limousines.