The "Best Tourist Sightseeing" award 2012

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GRAY LINE NEW YORK VOTED "BEST TOURIST SIGHTSEEING" COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY

Leading NYC Entertainment Company Recognized for Creating Exceptional Experiences
for New York City Visitors


October 2, 2012 - The 6th Annual Concierge Choice Awards were announced by The New York City Association of Hotel Concierges on October 1 at the Loeb's Boathouse in Central Park. These awards were established in 2007 to recognize companies, organizations, and individuals who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors. Selected by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC), these prestigious awards are bestowed upon the city's elite in the tourist, theater, restaurant, retail, service, and transportation industries.

This year, Gray Line New York, the city's premier double-decker bus, motorcoach and entertainment company, was awarded the "Tourist Sightseeing" Award for offering exciting and unique opportunities for the more than 50 million tourists who visit New York City every year. Gray Line New York operates the signature deluxe double-decker, hop-on, hop-off bus tours that include Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn and Night loops, as well as fully escorted foreign language motorcoach city tours in German, French, Spanish and Italian. Gray Line New York's one-day excursions to Niagara Falls, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Woodbury Common premium shopping outlet mall are visitors' favorites too.

"We are truly honored by this award as we are constantly striving to provide new and innovative ways to entertain New York's many visitors," said David W. Chien, Marketing Director of Gray Line New York. "Thank you to all members of New York City Association of Hotel Concierges! We are by your side and together we will do great things in 2013! "

The annual awards dinner was hosted by Davler Media Group, publisher of City Guide and Promenade magazines, the largest circulation and oldest visitor magazines, respectively, in New York City. The event was filled to capacity with over 300 attendees, including over 200 industry executives and 80 concierges. Dave Price, co-host of Good Day New York on Fox 5, emceed the awards ceremony, introducing the 32 concierges who were the presenters for the 16 awards. The entertainment was provided by A Christmas Story The Musical. A portion of the proceeds for the evening were contributed to the Les Clefs d'Or Relief Fund and the NYCAHC Charitable Fund, both of which support retired concierges.

Loida Diaz, President of the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges, commented, "We are so pleased to team up with Davler Media Group to recognize the institutions and individuals who give our hotel guests outstanding visitor experiences. As an industry we are proud of our contributions that support New York City's tourism industry that welcomes over 50,000,000 people." The full list of 2012 Concierge Choice Award Winners can be found at www.conciergechoiceawards.com. For more information about Gray Line New York, visit www.NewYorkSightseeing.com.

ABOUT GRAY LINE NEW YORK
Since 1926, Gray Line New York is the source for NYC's best double-decker bus and deluxe motorcoach tours. The company operates the signature deluxe double-decker, hop-on, hop-off bus tours that include Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn and Night loops, as well as fully escorted foreign language motorcoach city tours in German, French, Spanish and Italian. Gray Line New York is also the source for one-day excursions to Niagara Falls, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.

In addition, this tour company sells tickets to all major New York City attractions and has specialists trained to assist individuals, groups, and charter sales. Independently managed and operated, Gray Line New York is ENTERTAINMENT. ABOUT NYCAHC

The New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) is an incorporated, not-for-profit group that fosters growth and development in the concierge profession and the hospitality industry at large. The association, comprised of over 200 members, represents approximately 70 hotels or nearly 28,000 rooms in the New York metropolitan area. Besides hotels, corporate members of NYCAHC include top shopping destinations, sightseeing and tour companies. For more information www.NYCAHC.org .

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