"New York City tour guides fear losing their jobs by recorded audio and lack of tourists"

Crain's New York has published a story looking at the struggling state of the NYC tourism industry. They spoke with GANYC members Jeremy Wilcox, Patrick van Rosendaal, and James Hoffman for their specific perspectives. We have seen a recovery, but it has been slower and choppier than expected as the pandemic nears its 2-year mark.

Tour guides are licensed, career professionals who serve as ambassadors to our great city to visitors from across the United States and the entire world. We earn our living providing great experiences to travelers, and it is work that we truly love. Companies that abandon live guides diminish this experience, and our city.

It has been an unbelievably tough 2 years for everyone, but guides are ready to celebrate a city that has often forgotten them.

GANYC will continue to advocate for these talented professionals, and their crucial role in one of the city's most important industries.