1 September 2011

DENVER, Colorado – September 1, 2011 – Gray Line Victoria, B.C. has come under the new possession of Horizon Coach Lines, owner of Gray Line Seattle and Tacoma. Headquartered in Vancouver, the company was quick to adopt this travel-friendly destination to broaden its scope of activities and tours featuring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

"It makes perfect sense for Horizon Coach Lines to own and operate the brand in Victoria, alongside Seattle and Tacoma" said Dale Berridge, Vice President of Sales at Gray Line Worldwide. "Not only is it a popular destination for travelers between the borders of U.S. and Canada, but the company has landed a city located in its own backyard. Point blank, they simply know how to grow the business best. They have the know-how to facilitate a complete travel experience for our customers who'd like to hit the top destinations located off the Pacific. With a partnership that continues to be spot on, I know we've chosen well."

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Originally settled as a British colony and named after her majesty Queen Victoria, the city resumes an English flare amidst an often wild and natural scenic backdrop. A beautiful seascape and lush rainforest dominate the surrounding island. While at its core, the Empress Hotel remains a signature framework of Victoria's history and a beautiful, hand sculpted Butchart Gardens attracts visitors from all over the world.

About Horizon Coach Lines

Horizon Coach Lines, a TMS company, provides bus charters, local sightseeing tours and cruise-related shuttles throughout the Pacific Northwest and Texas. We operate the largest fleet of deluxe motor coaches, mini coaches, and Double Deckers in the Pacific Northwest with gateway locations in Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, Victoria, BC and Houston, TX. Horizon Coach Lines serves all major cruise lines with ground transfers and pre and post tours. Our award-winning driver guides, many of whom have been with us more than 20 years, are experienced and knowledgeable about all of our attractions and destinations.

About Gray Line

Serving over 700 destinations worldwide, Gray Line invented the art of sightseeing and serves as the industry leader in tours, activities and attractions. Founded in 1910, primarily offering excursions throughout North America, the company has since grown into a multi-faceted, global sightseeing powerhouse specializing in well-rounded destination experiences that include adventure and eco tours, luxury tour services, budget-friendly activities, as well as culinary, cultural and historica

Contact

Beth Hengeveld | Gray Line Worldwide
303.394.6928 | beth@grayline.com