Blog & News

Musings and News As NYC Moves Toward Reopening Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox As more and more Governors across the US give up on any attempts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Guides Association of NYC is saddened to read that Governor Cuomo is giving up on the travel quarantine requirements intended to keep everyone safe as we work toward the end of this pandemic. Of… Read More
7th-Annual Apple Awards Video Now up! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC held its 7th-annual Apple Awards on Monday night, in a live virtual ceremony. For those who missed it, here is the full video:     Thanks to you all for your support, and keep representing this great city! Read More
NYC News + Updates Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox We're debuting a new, regular feature on the GANYC Blog where will provide news of interest to both New Yorkers and potential visitors. Things change fast in a city like New York, and professional tour guides always keep on top of it! Let us know if you enjoy these updates.   Governor… Read More
International Tourist Guide Day 2021 Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC celebrated International Tourist Guide Day with a virtual celebration sponsored by the National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (NFTGA). GANYC President Emma Guest-Consales and NFTGA VP Michael Dillinger moderated two panel discussions with guides from all around the world. Thank you… Read More
Celebrate International Tourist Guide Day with GANYC! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox This coming Sunday, February 21st at 12pm EST, we are proud to be participating in a fantastic global virtual event in celebration of International Tourist Guide Day with the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) and the National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (NFTGA).… Read More
Another GANYC News Roundup Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Here's a final 2020 roundup of GANYC members getting news coverage: 1. GANYC member Ibrahima Diallo is quoted in this CNBC article on virtual tours around the world helping people safely explore from home this year: Live virtual tours let travelers see the world from home this Christmas… Read More
GANYC Guides Make News, Yet Again! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Several more GANYC members have been featured in the news recently! 1. Tommy Wilkinson keeps the spirit of the the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral going downtown, just north of Little Italy. Tommy operates tours of this historic site, still an active church, and its unique catacombs.… Read More
Gothamtide Updates! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC member Sibyl McCormac Groff is interviewed in this NY Times article about the ice skating season this year at Rockfeller Center. Besides being a longtime Rockefeller Center historian & tour guide, she is also the author of "A New York Christmas — Hohoho at Gothamtide". She is GANYC's… Read More
TripSchool Spotlights Emma Guest-Consales Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC is very proud that our President is featured in this industry spotlight by TripSchool!     Read More
GANYC Will Keep Fighting For NYC's Tourism Recovery Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox By now, many in the NYC tourism sector have seen this NY Times article making the rounds: "Tourism, Engine for N.Y.C. Economy, May Not Fully Recover Until 2025" This article is causing a lot of panic in the NYC tourism world, and only time will tell whether that it is warranted or not. The news… Read More