NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2013
NewYork.com, the city’s rapidly growing resource for both visitors and locals alike, has gone behind the scenes to find out what it takes to become a tour guide in this city. It turns out that it’s a lot harder than most people think.
Aspiring tour guides must earn the right to tour--including passing a background check and acing a rigorous, city-administered exam. NewYork.com shares What It Takes to Be a Tour Guide in NYC, along with helpful hints on how visitors can use this information to find the most knowledgeable guide in the city. This story helps visitors and locals make smarter decisions about booking tours, while simultaneously revealing a side of the tourism industry that most people never see.
Visitors, for example, should confirm that their guide has a Sightseeing Guide License before booking a tour, or opt for established companies such as Gray Line that only hire licensed guides. NewYork.com shares a comprehensive list of great NYC tours that you can trust to employ licensed guides, as well as provides tips on how to find the most informed guides on the streets.
NewYork.com aims to be the most comprehensive and reliable personal guide to New York. It boasts one-stop shopping for travel, hotels, Broadway shows, attractions, events, tours and soon-to-launch channels covering dining, real estate, careers and more. Whether a New York connoisseur or first-time visitor, whether traveling for business or pleasure, NewYork.com has the most robust product offerings accompanied with friendly, informative content. The goal of the site is to be the most trusted online destination for visitors to source information and book everything New York on one convenient site.
As the ultimate resource for anything and everything New York, NewYork.com offers the most robust portfolio of information on hotels, entertainment, attractions, tours, dining and more, all in one place. With partners like Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Discovery Times Square, NBC Studio Tour, New York Pass, New York Water Taxi, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Annie, Cinderella, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, Rock of Ages, Spider-Man, Wicked, Kinky Boots, and Phantom of the Opera, NewYork.com is committed to offering both locals and visitors the best of what New York has to offer. The site is unique in that it provides consumers with a single booking engine to purchase the most popular and high-demand events, activities and Broadway shows along with relevant information about working, playing and exploring in New York. NewYork.com is operated by EBG one of the nation's leading online travel and entertainment providers. Follow NewYork.com on Twitter and Facebook.