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Spotlight on Industry Partner: Explorica Tours

Introducing GANYC industry partner -- Deirdre Rivas, of Explorica Tours

145 Tremont St., 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111



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What year did your business open?


Can you tell us a little about your ideal customer?

Teachers with open minds for adventure!

What drove you to work or create this company?

I have been a licensed DC and NYC tour guide/director for 10 years and I have a HUGE passion for a student travel. I am also an organized leader and TD trainer, so becoming the TD Supervisor was a logical next step when I decided to get of the road for awhile.

What is the most gratifying part of your work?

Knowing that we can provide life changing experiences for students.

What time of year would you consider your busy season?


(About Explorica: Founded in 2000, Explorica helps teachers create educational tours full of authentic, interactive learning experiences. They specialize in connecting teachers and students to new cultures, languages and people on educational tours across the globe.

Explorica’s combination of exclusive online tools and personalized service enables them to create tours uniquely suited to provide both the best value and the most customized tours in the industry.

Every Explorica tour includes flights or bus transportation, accommodations, on-tour transportation, most meals and an expert, full-time Tour Director dedicated to your group. And with veteran Program Consultants, Customer Care Representatives, and comprehensive, user-friendly website, they’re always here to support you from the moment you contact them, to the minute you shout bon voyage!

Join more than 1 million teachers and students in experiencing the world on Explorica tours.)

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GANYC is an association of independent tour guides. Each member is licensed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. GANYC provides a listing of all member guides to the public. GANYC is not liable, or responsible, for contractual obligations made between clients and tour guides. GANYC stands for Guides Association Of New York City.
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