Gray Line Worldwide
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|Headquarters||1900 16th Street|
|Service type||Sightseeing Tours|
|Operator||100+ licensees worldwide|
|Chief executive||Brad Weber|
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Gray Line Worldwide is an international sightseeing company which claims to be the largest of its kind in the world. The company was founded in 1910 and operates worldwide through independent operators it calls "licensees" with a presence in most of the world's most popular sightseeing destinations. Gray Line does not provide sightseeing services directly, but rather provides its brand, promotional services and booking systems to licensees. Gray Line is also the largest direct supplier of destination services to online travel sellers, wholesalers and travel agents.
In March 1910, a young restaurateur called Louis Bush refurbished an old Mack Truck chassis, painted it blue and gray and began offering sightseeing tours around the city of Washington, D.C.
By 1926, Gray Line had expanded to other booming cities including New York, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, as well as internationally to Toronto and Havana. With peacetime following World War II, Harry J. Dooley, a former Gray Line employee, acquired the company and helped re-establish Gray Line Chicago. Dooley soon became president of Gray Line and is today considered the father of the sightseeing industry.
With the advent of jet travel and increased gateways in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Dooley expanded Gray Line's market throughout the United States and established Gray Line companies in Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The sudden popularity growth in motorcoach sightseeing helped position Gray Line as a leader in the sightseeing industry.
The brand is currently managed from an office based in Denver, Colorado.
Gray Line has a presence in over 700 locations, spanning six continents, and is the largest sightseeing company in the world. In 2018 its carriers handled over 35 million passengers.
|Alaska||Holland America Group|
|Amsterdam||Blue Boat Company|
|Argentina||AV & MV SRL|
|Asheville||Asheville Trolley Company, LLC|
|Austria||Vienna Sightseeing Tours|
|Athens||Athens Open Tour|
|Berlin||Bus Verkehr Berlin|
|Boston||Brush Hill Tours|
|Branson||Thompson Transportation Group, LLC|
|Brazil||Brazil 4 You Operadora Receptiva|
|British Columbia||West Coast Sightseeing|
|Charleston||M&S Holding Co.|
|Colombia||Respresentaciones Irigoyen Vega Cia Ltd|
|Colorado||Colorado Tour Line|
|Costa Rica||Fantasy Tours|
|Croatia||Adriatic 4 You|
|Czech Republic||Bohemia Travel|
|Dominican Republic||Transporte Turistico F&S Tours|
|Egypt||South Sinai Travel|
|Hawaii||Teke Holdings Inc.|
|Hong Kong||Gray Line Tours of Hong Kong Limited|
|Iceland||Gray Line Iceland|
|Indonesia||P.T. Regina Alta Panorama Tours|
|Ireland||The Dualway Group|
|India||Cox & Kings Ltd.|
|Israel||Consolidated Tour Operators Ltd.|
|Los Angeles||Gl Vegas, Inc.|
|Los Cabos||Gray Line Los Cabos SA de CV|
|Louisiana||New Orleans Steamboat Company|
|Macau||Gray Line Tours Hong Kong Limited|
|Melbourne||Driver Group Australia|
|Miami||Miami Incoming Services, LLC|
|Minneapolis||Schmitty & Sons Transit, Inc.|
|Myrtle Beach||Leisure Time Unlimited, Inc.|
|New Orleans||New Orleans Steamboat Company|
|New York||Coach USA|
|Niagara, Ontario||Miagara Majestic Tours|
|Northern California||Autocares Julia, SL|
|Oregon||Road & Rail Travel, LLC|
|Orlando||Gator Tours of Orlando, LLC|
|Panama||Gray Line Panama|
|Prince Edward Island||Ambassatours|
|Puerto Rico||Charter Coach Inc.|
|Puerto Vallarta||Gray Line Los Cabos SA de CV|
|San Antonio||Star Shuttle & Charter|
|Scotland||Edinburgh Coach Lines|
|Seattle||City Sightseeing Seattle|
|South Korea||Seoul City Tour Bus|
|Spain||Autocares Julia, SL|
|Tennessee||Gray Line of Tennessee / RLCL Acquisition, LLC|
|Thailand||Gray Line Thailand|
|Tucson||Gray Line Tours|
|Venice||Park Viaggi S.R.L.|
|Victoria, British Columbia||Pacific Coast Sightseeing|
|Washington, DC||Martz Group|
|York||Golden Tours, operated by York Pullman|
|Zurich||Hans Meier Tourist AG|
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