Blog & News

GANYC Guides Make News! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox We love when GANYC members are spotlighted in the media, and here are some recent examples: 1. The Red Hook Star-Revue has just published an article in their November 2020 issue, about our Tour Your Own City site/initiative, and how NYC guides are your best tool to uncovering the hidden gems of… Read More
Tour Your Own City Wins Tenacity in Travel 2020 Award! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Groups Today, the community for group travel professionals, has published its Readers’ Choice Awards for Tenacity in Travel 2020. GANYC is proud to announce that we are among the recipients. Guides Association Vice President Michael Morgenthal was honored for spearheading our Tour Your Own City… Read More
Borough Landmarks Quizzes! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox The Landmarks Preservation Commission has created a 5-borough quiz challenge. Ready to see how well you know unique landmarks from each of the boroughs? Here you go: Manhattan Brooklyn Queens The Bronx Staten Island Which borough do you know best? Read More
Trump to City: Drop Dead Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox 2020 has certainly been a year of escalations in many ways. In the Spring and early Summer, many publications were filled with a growing genre: the "New York is dead" story, almost always from the perspective of well-to-do Manhattanites who fled to their Summer homes in the Hamptons or Connecticut… Read More
NY1 Features GANYC and Tour Your Own City Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC and its new Tour Your Own City initiative and website were featured in a NY1 segment this morning. We thank Spectrum News NY1 and Shannan Ferry for spotlighting our work to help this crucial industry recover. Tour Your Own City was launched to help New York area residents fall in love with… Read More
Tour Your Own City Launches! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC is proud to announce that Tour Your Own City launches today! This project has been a labor of love for GANYC leadership for several months. It is GANYC’s latest effort to help lead the recovery of New York City’s $71 billion tourism industry in the wake of COVID-19. Tour Your Own City is a… Read More
Reopening Roundup! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox New York City began the process of reopening back in June, amidst great caution. There have been many changes in the game plan since then, with data based on re-openings in other states showing that mass indoor dining, bars, theaters, etc, risk a COVID resurgence here, and so those remain in limbo… Read More
NYC Tourist Attractions Reopen. Minus The Tourists. Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox New York City began its phases of reopenings in June, amidst a Summer that has seen New York turn around the COVID case numbers more than any other comparable state. Rather than just declare victory and start a reopening frenzy-- a strategy to came back to bite many other states this Summer-- New… Read More
August 5 Monthly GANYC Meeting Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC held its August membership meeting last night online. Thanks to all who virtually attended! In light of everything that has occurred in 2020, the meeting was largely an open forum allowing members to ask questions of the Executive Board and Committee Chairs about GANYC, tour guiding in the… Read More
Spotlight on Industry Partner: MOXI Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Introducing GANYC industry partner -- Andy Dalton, of MOXIWebsite: Media: Facebook / Instagram=================================What year did your business open?We launched our mobile app in early 2020.What drove you to work or create this company/organization… Read More