As we enter "The Summer of New York" with cautious optimism, we want to again thank all our members and partners and affiliates for their support over this past year. GANYC has been working for years to be the most proactive trade organization for professional tour guides in the United States, and we doubled our efforts during this crisis.
In addition to our continuing education for our members-- through our certification course, professional development programs, FAM tours, etc-- we have worked this past year to aid members in finding the assistance and resources needed to navigate this crisis. We engaged in media outreach to make sure that professional guides were not lost in the stories of those impacted by a changing world and economy. Our virtual GANYC Apple Awards celebrated this city and its resiliency. Our monthly meetings worked to spotlight great speakers. And our inaugural GuideWeek conference was a success thanks to all of you. And we created initiatives, from the Tour Your Own City campaign to regularly updated health & safety guidelines, to safely help guides return to doing what they do best: being the storytellers and ambassadors of their great city.
We will continue this great work during the remainder of this crisis, and beyond.
Finally, a reminder that you can find over 100 unique NYC tours on https://touryourowncity.com/ or peruse our roster of talented tour guides at https://www.ganyc.org/find-guide .
Be well New York, and we look forward to seeing you out on tour very soon!