August 2, 2021
● Up to 150 e-scooters to roll into Port Douglas at the end of August
Beam is debuting an Australian-first, a unique operation designed to enhance the visitor experience and tourism in Port Douglas.
Beam has partnered with resorts and hotels to allow access to Beam’s e-scooter fleet, providing affordable and eco-friendly transport for visitorsand locals alike.
Beam’s service will feature affordable pay-as-you-go rates and subscriptions for regular users.
The service will appeal to locals, tourists and families alike, with a minimum riding age of 16years, or 12-plus with a parent or guardian. Every ride will be covered byBeam’s personal accident insurance.
Beam’s e-scooters will be available to hire from selected partner locations, including Niramaya Villas & Spa and Sheraton Grand Mirage ResortPort Douglas.
Virtual parking spots will be set up at all partner locations, with riders able to ride between them.
To be attributed to Beam GeneralManager (ANZ) Tom Cooper:
“We’re thrilled to be commencing e-scooter operations in Port Douglas later this month, with an Australian first, tourism-led approach involving partnerships with tourism operators.
We’re looking forward to making e-mobility a part of the Port Douglas visitor experience, and show how e-scooters can be a part of a region’s tourism offering.
“E-scooters are a great way to explore any town, city or region in a fun way. It’s not just a really fun form of transport, but a way of seeing more, and engaging with local communities.
“We’re also excited to introduce some other micromobility firsts toPort Douglas, including our ‘Beam Booster’ program supporting local business owners by driving visitor traffic to their businesses.”
To be attributed to Tourism PortDouglas Daintree CEO Tara Bennett:
“The introduction of e-scooters to Port Douglas will provide a welcome option for visitors to travel around the village in a sustainable manner, well-aligned with our region’s eco destination focus.”
To be attributed to SaltwaterProperties Managing Director Chris Banson:
“The e-scooters will be an excellent option for Niramaya guests to travel in and out of the town centre - an ideal way for guests to experience the town without the need to hire a car.”
The Beam offering will also include:
● Beam Safe Academy: The Beam Safe Academy is Australia's first fully fledged safety program that incorporates an interactive safety quiz and a launch briefing guide for new users. Riders in Port Douglas are encouraged to complete the in-app safety quiz to receive 5 minutes of free ride time.
● Beam Booster: A unique program designed to assist local shops, restaurants and cafes in the cities in which we operate as they strive to reinvigorate their businesses post COVID-19. Named ‘Operation Booster’, Beam’s proprietary partnership platform utilises a blend of GPS-technology, in-app notifications and partner incentives to help stimulate economic activity at the local community level.
● Virtual docking: Beam will utilise technology and GPS to direct riders to appropriate parking spots through a combination of guidance, incentives, and disincentives.