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ABC7 Spotlights GANYC And Its Plans For Guides Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox ABC7 reporter CeFaan Kim spoke with GANYC President Emma Guest-Consales and Member-at-Large Kevin Lawrence in Chelsea yesterday afternoon to discuss how NYC guides are envisioning giving tours again in our new reality. Tour guides are the storytellers of New York's history, and we look forward to a… Read More
Megan Marod Takes Us On a Sugary Virtual NYC Journey Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox This evening WFUV News did a Facebook Live chat with GANYC member Megan Marod, and then she gave an amazing virtual tour of the best of NYC bakeries! Watch the re-play here: Virtual Tour of NYC with Megan Marod Read More
WFUV Cityscape: Tour Guides Idled By Pandemic Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC Treasurer Jeremy Wilcox spoke with WFUV Cityscape for 30 minutes about the state of NYC tourism, what guiding means to him, his favorite tours, and what tour guides are doing to survive this crisis. The conversation is on their website, or can also be downloaded on the Podcasts app by… Read More
May 6 Monthly GANYC Meeting Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC held its May monthly membership meeting online via Zoom. We will be holding all our monthly meetings in this format through August, with a tentative plan to return to in-person meetings at our Annual General Meeting on September 9. At last night's meeting, President Emma Guest-Consales gave… Read More
WFUV + GANYC To Create Virtual Tours! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t experience the Big Apple from home. WFUV News and GANYC are partnering up for a series of virtual tours featuring our members. Join WFUV for the first in this series next week as they team up with New York City tour guide Megan Marod for a… Read More
National Travel and Tourism Week: Celebrating the Spirit of Travel Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox Today, May 3, marks the first day of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW). Despite our industry being shut down right now, as leading health officials work toward the recovery, this year's annual celebration aims to spotlight resilience and hope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic with this… Read More
GANYC Members Offering Virtual Content Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox In the past month, GANYC has been at the forefront in the US tourism industry in terms of helping our members navigate the temporary online landscape of tourism content. We provided our members with two Professional Development Programs (PDPs) on the process of creating and marketing virtual tours… Read More
GANYC Members Interviewed by AP on Economic Woes Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox GANYC members Megan Marod and Patrick van Rosendaal are profiled in this new AP article about the current state of NYC tourism and cultural institutions. “Tourism literally encapsulates everything in the city,” Marod said. “When you take out tourism, every single profession in the city is going to… Read More
GANYC Providing PDPs on Virtual Tours Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox On Thursday, April 23, GANYC’s Education Committee organized an informative Professional Development Program (PDP) featuring Kelsey Tonner, founder and Lead Trainer of Be a Better Guide and its Online Tourism Academy. Tonner introduced the “Virtual Tour Business” online modular program he and his… Read More
GANYC In the NYSAE Spotlight! Posted on: by Jeremy.Wilcox The NY Society of Association Executives interviewed GANYC President Emma Guest-Consales for their latest e-newsletter to discuss our work on behalf of guides during this crisis. InView - NYSAE Read More