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					                                    Tony Di Sante
                      New York City Sightseeing Guide
          Cell: (212) 822-8585, Office: (646) 434-5554
                               TonyDNYC3@aol.com



EXPERIENCE--NYC Guiding
January 2002 to the Present (about three times a week)--New York City Vacation Packages: Statue of Liberty/World Trade Center
        Tour
January 2001 to December 2011—Student Travel Group: Chief Guide and Guide Manager

September 1998-September 2003--Contiki Holidays: Tour manager, “The Big Apple Explorer,” Included tours of Central Park, Fifth
        Avenue and Lower Manhattan
 Ongoing since March, 1999--Free lance Step-On Guide and Meet & Greet, for various companies including : 1st Choice Educational Tours,
 Aberdak, Academy, AFC Vacations, AIC 360, Allied T Pro, Americabound Tours, American Vacation Tours, Armascan, Artist Travel
 Consultants, Big Onion, Blue Grass Tours, Blue Ribbon Events, Breakaway, Brigg’s, Burke Christian Tours, Capitol Music Tours, Consortium
 Tours of North America, Cover NY, DeNure Tours, Dragaud Sojourns, Educational Tours, EF Smithsonian, Ellison Travel & Tours, Explore New
 York, Good News Travels, Gulliver’s Travels, Hanover Holidays, Hospitality Committee for the United Nations, ICC Events, Intercruises, In the
 Know Tours, Kitt Garrett, Landmark Tours, L.E.A.D.S., Levy’s Unique New York, Maximum Tours, MdT, Mid Atlantic Receptive Services,
 NYC Group Tours, People 2 People, PRA, Raglin Associates, Rent–A-New Yorker, RMP, Seawind, Shackman and Associates, Small Journeys,
 Sonshine, Sports Leisure Vacations, Steffan Group, Stewart Transportation Solutions, Straight A Tours, Student Travel Group, Tourco, The Travel
 Group, Travel & Tour Odyssey, Travel Scene Echuca Tours 4 Students, The Upper Class, UC The Source, UK Connections, US Gateways,
 WineDineNY, Yankee Line and more.

May 1998-September 1998--Sightseeing Guide, New York Apple Tours (the original double-decker bus company of NYC)
EXPERIENCE—Guide Management
September 2004 to the present--NYC Vacation Packages--Includes the hiring, scheduling and overseeing of guides, designing the
        content of tours, overseeing of guides’ reporting and invoicing.
January 2006 to December, 2011--UK Connections, Student Travel Group—Scheduling and managing of guides
MEDIA COVERAGE
CNN--March 3, 2002—“Tragedy and Tourism”
The London Times—September 6, 2003—“Why We’re Drawn To The Roots of Terror”
The Villager—July 17, 2002—“Walking Tour Offers the Sights and Sorrows of Ground Zero”
AFFILIATIONS
License: Sightseeing Guide, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
Former President: The Guides Association of New York City
AWARDS
“Certificate of Appreciation”--2004, 2005 and 2006, Ogden Community High School
LANGUAGES
English
RELATED EXPERIENCE
Over 20 years experience working in New York City hotels such as The Grand Hyatt, The Waldorf=Astoria and The Hotel Millenium
EDUCATION
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
REFERENCES
Barry Tennenbaum, Owner, New York City Vacation Packages, Barry@NYCtrip.com,
Alf Scrimgour, Product Development Manager, Travelbound, UK, alfscrimgour@yahoo.co.uk
My personal web page: www.newyorkcitytourguides.com/PPages/PublicPersonalPage.asp?TransferName=DI%20SANTE
                                              As covered by the London Times, September 6, 2003
                                               Tony Di Sante conducting the tour at Ground Zero.

                                                Recent Quotes about Tony Di Sante
From Travel Professionals:
“Tony, thanks for the exceptional work! You did an outstanding job with everything -- the tours, choosing the guides, dispatching the
buses…you’re a great, true professional and we’re all impressed!! What a success, and you were so much a part of it! Thank you again!!!!”
--Barry Tenenbaum, Owner/President
New York City Vacation Packages

“[Notre Dame Cathedral Choir] said everything went very well today! They said you were fantastic :)”
Paula
Artist Travel Consultants

“Great Tony! Thanks for taking this group [Awatuchee Show Choir]. They had a wonderful time!!”
Tish Losure, CSTP
Director of Tour Development
L.E.A.D USA

“Joe [Tour Director] said he received great comments on the way home about your tour and the entire day. Here’s to many more great trips!
Thank you.”
Sincerely,
Andrew Erbelding
The Upper Class

On Trip Advisor:
“We had a great tour [with] our fun and informative tour guide, Tony, and his helpful tips about everything New York”
--October 27, 2012, On Trip Advisor

“We went on tour to ground zero and statue of Liberty … our tour guide Tony was funny, very knowledgeable and just a great guide”.
--November 28, 2011 On Trip Advisor

From Tour Passengers:
“We were on the Oct 12 [Statue of Liberty/Ground Zero] tour with Tony. He was a great guide with a wry sense of humor -- much
appreciated. Thanks!”
--Paula and Bob A.
Madison, Wisconsin

“…[Tony] was very good at the history, had a good sense of humor. I travel with a service dog and he was very patient with and even liked
my dog. I give Tony a 9+ on a scale of one to ten.”
--Bernie, Craig & Spenser F
Seattle, WA

“I wanted to say how great a job Tony did last Sunday, on the Statue/Ellis part of the tour. He was energetic, especially with the four 13 year-
olds and the two grandparents with us. He’s a credit to your company!!”
--Gerry M.
Des Plaines, IL

“My wife and I took the tour with Tony as our tour guide. We had a very nice time and he was very professional, with an acerbic sense of
humor. There was a lot of ground to cover in a relatively short amount of time and it all was very interesting and enjoyable. We have already
recommended this tour to family and friends.”
--ROSS FIMOFF

More…
                                                      More Quotes about Tony Di Sante
From Travel Professionals:
“I have to commend you!!!! My group was so impressed with your tour! They LOVED it! Thank you soooooooooooooooooooo much! I hope and
pray that they do this trip again next year and if so I will definitely use your services. Ellie is also a guide here in Lexington and she said you were
fabulous! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! You helped make my first trip to NYC a great one!”
 --Marceline Adkins, Director of Tours, Blue Grass Tours

“Thank you for a great day in your city, New York, and all its areas and the people. All the group have commented how good and interesting your
knowledge and arrangements for the day has made their memories of New York just fantastic--and Janice [my wife] also has a note of thanks for the
CD!”
 Tod Collins, Groups Coordinator
Travelscene Echuca, Australia

 “I feel this is one of the best things we've done to introduce Manhattan to our students and for them to get a ‘flavor’ for the city and its history. You
helped make the city come alive for us. We learned a lot and experienced Manhattan ‘up close and personal’ because of you. Thank you!!!!“
--Stan Freisen, Principal, Ogden High School

”I just wanted to tell you that we truly enjoyed having Tony as our guide. He kept the tour entertaining, informative and upbeat. He was very
knowledgeable. Both the kids and parents enjoyed him. If we do this tour or any other we would like to have Tony as our guide.”
--Darryl, Executive Director, The Sigma Beta Club

“Tony, I wanted to let you know that the group [Union College Upward Bound] had high remarks for the service you provided last week while they
visited New York. I wanted to extend my appreciation for your professionalism and hard work!”
Dee Hollaway, Tour Coordinator
Good News Travels

“Excellent, as always”
--Joe Irizarry, Tour Director, EF Smithsonian

“Tony, it was such a pleasure meeting you. My group enjoyed having you and they were very pleased with their tour. You really impressed them!!! I
look forward to working with you again!”
--Maria Bettis/Group Manager
Candy's Carefree Travel, Inc

“Tony is the guide I used for my group. He did a great job entertaining everyone and was informative in a perfect way.”
--Sue Shefras, Director
BLUE RIBBON EVENTS LTD.

From Tour Participants:
“We went on tour to ground zero and Statue of Liberty…our tour guide Tony was funny, very knowledgeable and just a great guide.”
--Posted on TripAdvisor.Com:

 “If there was a survey, we'd say 5's across the board. Absolutely terrific. A great mixture of humor, history, and trivia. Tony kept a great pace and
answered questions with humor.
--Jerry Rawson

“The tour was superior. Tony shared a lot of interesting information with us and shepherded us around with the patience of a saint and skill of a
world explorer. Terrific tour. Thank you Tony!”
--Roberta Messer

“We found Tony to be courteous, professional, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. Super job, Tony. Thank you!”
--Sheryl Kane

“Just wanted to pay a compliment for a job well done by Tony DiSante. Not only did he have a great sense of humor, but he was a virtual talking
library about NYC history and trivia. I know it sounds corny, but the walking tour he guided us on was probably the highlight of my 2 days in New
York! Thanks!”
--PA, Richmond VA

“Tony was an amazing tour guide. It was the best time I've ever had.”
--Williams Cuevas

“Tony DiSante was very professional. His tours are well paced and he certainly is most knowledgeable. We would highly recommend him to our
friends and family. Thanks for a good time.”
--Julie Hurst

“I had the pleasure of taking the WTC and Statue if Liberty Tour with Tony DiSante. It was a wonderful experience. Tony was a real professional...
He offered clear instructions and interesting facts about both locations. He was professional, organized, and funny and made sure everyone had a
good time.”
--Tom Rogers

				
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