May 12, 2011 (New Orleans, LA) — Indicative of the continuing renaissance of the New Orleans tourism economy, top attraction The National WWII Museum and Gray Line Tours, the leading tour operator in the region, have announced new combination ticket packages that will provide added convenience for the growing number of visitors to New Orleans.
Visitors will now be able to purchase tickets to The National WWII Museum, including the 4-D experience Beyond All Boundaries and live musical entertainment in the Museum’s Stage Door Canteen, at Gray Line concierge desks in the Hilton, Sheraton and Marriott Hotels as well as the Lighthouse ticket office on the French Quarter riverfront. Visitors can also book dining reservations to the American Sector, the Chef John Besh restaurant located on the Museum campus. Additionally, Museum visitors will have the opportunity to expand their New Orleans experience by purchasing tickets to the Gray Line Super City Tour and daytime cruises on the Steamboat NATCHEZ at the Museum Visitor Services desks. All combination packages offer significant discounts.
A highlight of the package will be the addition of two colorful new shuttle buses to chauffeur ticketed visitors on the “VIP Victory Tour,” circling the Museum and participating hotels on a 30-minute rotation. The service will be available 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm for visitors purchasing tickets. Additionally, visitors who purchase tickets for the evening shows at the Stage Door Canteen will be picked up following the performance.
This new offering will not only streamline the New Orleans visitor experience but also signals another milestone in the city’s recovering tourism economy. “The demand from our visitors for additional options and the numbers we have seen is a very positive indicator that our city has made great strides in the recovery of the tourism economy,” said Dr. Nick Mueller, President and CEO of The National WWII Museum. “And as we continue to grow and expand the Museum, we look forward to even more destination visitors who will invest in our community’s hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions.
“We couldn’t be happier about working with The National World War II Museum,” says Greg Hoffman, Vice President of Gray Line Tours.“Not only will it provide added convenience for our visitors but it also gives our customers the opportunity to experience a different aspect of our city’s rich culture.”
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world — why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National World War II Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit www.nationalww2museum.org. Follow us on Twitter at WWIImuseum or visit our Facebook fan page.
Gray Line Tours New Orleans, the leader in sightseeing in New Orleans since 1924. Gray Line has won numerous awards from Gray Line World Wide, celebrating over 100 years in sightseeing and are tour leaders in over 150 cities around the globe. The Gray Line Network has commended Gray Line New Orleans for their unique tours such as the Original Cocktail Walking Tour and Katrina Tour. Tours depart from French Quarter and the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dock. For more information, please call 504-586-8777 or visit www.GrayLineNewOrleans.com.