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Nikki Padilla Rivera
Global Guide Alliance, Tourpreneur | Atlas Obscura
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About me

Nikki Padilla Rivera started her career in travel as a NYC tour guide before moving into guide training and experience creating. She works on multiple projects to educate and push the travel industry into the modern era of memorable experiences driven by purpose. From guide-focused educational programs through the Global Guide Alliance to education, events and networking experiences for tour operators through Tourpreneur. By day, she is responsible for maintaining brand authenticity for Atlas Obscura's multi-day adventures across the globe.

What is your favorite travel destination?

Italy & Vietnam

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Back to Vietnam....

What was your first travel job?

As a NYC tour guide

What do you want to learn more about?

US cities