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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
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