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GANYC President Discusses Tours Returning on PIX11 Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC President Emma Guest-Consales was on PIX11 News last night, to discuss the ways in which tour guiding has adapted to the current crisis, and how outdoor tours for locals can be a safe and fun way to get outside this Summer.You can read the article, and watch video of the segment here: … Read More
NYC Tourism Begins Its Reopening Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Ready or not, here they come!New York cautiously enters Phase 4 of reopening this coming Monday. Many NYC attractions are preparing reopenings under different circumstances than before... limited entry, timed tickets required, most with mask requirements. Those reopened already include Governors… Read More
GANYC's Alessia Nencioni on The Low Season! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC was contacted this Spring by a Berlin-based tour guide who, in his pandemic-era downtime, is now conducting a podcast series called The Low Season in which he interviews tour guides. Dozens of guides from around the world have shared their stories during these past few months! A few GANYC… Read More
GANYC Joins Tourism & Travel Industry Diversity Project Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC is proud to support The Tourism & Travel Industry Diversity Project, which is a project of GANYC Industry Partner TripSchool. Congratulations Mitch Bach and all those working with him -- GANYC looks forward to working with you on this important initiative! Read More
July 1 Monthly GANYC Meeting Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Here is video of our July membership meeting... thanks to all who virtually joined us yesterday evening! We centered the meeting around a wonderful panel discussion on "Diversity in Tour Guiding in NYC". Our guests were: Stacey Toussaint, founder of Inside Out Tours Kamau Ware, artist and… Read More
New York Reopening, and What It Means For Guides Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC continues to work to be a leader in the NYC tourism industry, as we all work toward what is sure to be a long recovery for guides in this COVID world (among other efforts, we remain a proud Allied Organization member of the NYC & Company Coalition for NYC Hospitality & Tourism… Read More
Thoughts From a Guiding Spirit Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Thoughts from a guiding spirit. by Joe Svehlak Following up on what our President, Emma Guest-Consales, has recently advised-- listen, communicate and get involved-- here are a few thoughts from an old "I Remember" New Yorker. I remember riots, drugs, impending bankruptcy, fires, and looting back… Read More
GANYC Stands With Black Lives Matter Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and we condemn all police/military brutality against US citizens. Tour Guides from the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) are experts in our city’s history with a unique ability to see the entire city through that historical lens. We are… Read More
June 3 Monthly GANYC Meeting Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC held its June monthly membership meeting online via Zoom. We will be holding all our monthly meetings in this format for the next several months. At last night's meeting, President Emma Guest-Consales gave her presidential report. Most importantly, we featured three excellent guest speakers… Read More
Kevin Fitzpatrick Explores Da Bronx Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Last week, WFUV News did a Facebook Live chat with GANYC member Kevin Fitzpatrick, followed by a virtual tour of The Bronx, based on his 111 Places book about this dynamic borough. Watch the re-play here: Virtual Tour of NYC with Kevin Fitzpatrick Read More