Tours for the Travel & Tourism Industry

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Turnstile Tours has many years of experience working with the travel trade, and we can offer experiences for a wide range of ages, interests, and budgets. We work directly with travel agents, receptive operators, destination management organizations, and tour operators to deliver high-quality and unique experiences in New York City. Whether you’re looking for a step-guide or a multi-day itinerary, Turnstile Tours can deliver.

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Gina Gao

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Visitor Experience Associate and Tour Guide

Gina Gao joined our team in 2018 as a full-time intern through the Brooklyn Navy Yard Summer Internship Program.  Since that time, she has become an important member of our team and regularly leads tours in Mandarin and English, assists with marketing and sales efforts, and provides ongoing support to ensure that our tours operate smoothly and are responsive to visitors’ needs. Gina is originally from China, is an undergraduate student of the New York City College of Technology in Hospitality Management. She previously obtained a Bachelor’s degree in the same major from Hubei University in China and worked for seven years there as a tour guide and itinerary planner. She is very passionate, friendly, and is a hard-working person. She loves traveling and cooking, and her dream is to set foot in as many places around the world as she can. She brings positive energy to people around her and wherever she goes she looks for new ideas for improving her workplace and engagement with customers. She follows the motto that a person should always feel hungry for more, and that these inner feelings make people work hard, investigate and explore more and more.
 

Stefan Dreisbach-Williams

Brooklyn Waterfront Educator and Research Associate

Stefan Dreisbach-Williams is a native of Staten Island who researches and writes about New York Harbor, its estuary, and its maritime network. He recently joined our team to lead our tours of the Brooklyn waterfront and to support our archival and research efforts. He is the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Associate Archivist, Museum Associate at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, Brooklyn, member of the volunteer crew restoring New York Harbor’s Robbins Reef lighthouse, and is training to paddle sale the Erie Canal for its bicentennial.

Amanda Adler Brennan

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Food Tour Educator

A native New Yorker, Amanda has always had a deep seated love for the culture, people and history of New York City, and is delighted to bring her passion for history, immigrant cultures, and storytelling to visitors through Turnstile’s food-themed tours. When Amanda isn’t leading tours for us, she is the host of How to Be American, The Tenement Museum’s podcast that explores multiculturalism and American identity through people’s stories. Amanda formerly managed the Group Services Department at the Tenement Museum and led tours there as a museum educator. She has also gained experience in the art world and in tourism. She previously worked at The Museum of Modern Art and moved to Miami, Florida for a short while, where she worked for an eco-tourism company and was able to combine her fondness for the outdoors with educating groups about local history and ecology. Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities from the University of New Hampshire. When not sharing her love of New York City with visitors from around the world, Amanda enjoys making pottery, traveling and relaxing at home with her husband, son, dog and cat.

Tours: Food Cart ToursWafels and Dinges Factory Tours