Month: June 2010

Donald Trump- June’s honoree for Ride of Fame

New York, NY – June 2, 2010: Gray Line New York, New York City’s premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, announced today that real estate mogul and New York icon, Donald Trump will be honored as the “Ride of Fame” dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Trump unveils his own Gray Line New York bus with his likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place in front of Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue (between 56th & 57th Streets) on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

Since 1926, Gray Line New York has been a proud staple of the New York City tourism industry, bringing visitors to all the must-see stops in New York City on its signature red double-decker tour buses. Now with its “Ride of Fame” campaign, Gray Line New York is recognizing and honoring leading New Yorkers, whom they identify as exemplary community figures by bestowing a bus in their fleet to each dedicatee.

Donald Trump states, “I am pleased to be chosen by Gray Line New York for their “Ride of Fame” campaign. By providing tourists with a safe and informative way to see this great city in the best way possible, Gray Line is a very significant part of the New York City tourism industry. I love New York – and this is a great honor. Thank you, Gray Line.”

“Donald Trump epitomizes the grand nature of New York City and has added so much to its society and culture,” says David Chien, Director of Marketing for Gray Line New York. “We are so honored to be able to present him his own mobile monument to immortalize his impressive New York City presence.”
The dedication will include the revealing of Trump’s signature, open-top, red double-decker bus that millions of sightseers will be able to “ride” each day moving forward. In true “Trump” fashion, he will be accompanied he will accompanied by Miss USAВ® Rima Fakih and Miss UniverseВ® Stefania Fernandez.

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