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Saturday, April 18 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
How Trees Complement Skyscrapers: Growing Tourism to New York

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(A review of some of the ways in which a growing number of visitors are enjoying nature and increasing satisfaction)

Part One: The World Comes to New York

Matthew Baker, the President of the Guides Association of New York City, discusses the glories of New York City diversity, and how virtually any culture you want to see has come to be represented in some form within NYC. The history, and the future, of this magnificent cacophony of cultures is made even richer by the respectful participation of visitors.

Part Two: The World's Most Diverse County

Rob MacKay of the Queens Tourism Council presents the variety of cultures, languages, and cuisine that can be found in Queens. 

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Matthew Baker

President, Guides Association of New York City (GANYC)
President of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC)@GAofNYCMatthew Baker is President of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC), a 40-year old guild of professional tour guides in the Big Apple. NYC law states that a license is required to give tours in New York, and all GANYC members are legally licensed by the DCA. A New Yorker... Read More →
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Markly Wilson

Director, International Marketing, New York State’s Division of Tourism
Markly Wilson, Director, International Marketing for New York State’s Division of Tourism, is responsible for generating increased international travel to the State of New York. He was previously President of The Wilson Company, a consultancy specializing in empowering communities... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
Traveler Track (412 - 4rd Floor) 150 W. 83rd St. NY, NY 10024

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