About Us

Who is the Young Tourism Network?

Who are we?

The Young Tourism Network was established in October 2005 as a Victorian based social networking group and was formally launched to the industry at in May 2006. The network, through both social and professional development events and industry alliances, aims to enhance and foster the career development and professional excellence of the people within the Victorian tourism industry.

The YTN is run by a committee of members who work and study within tourism industry related fields. We’re just like you!


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Amelia Maher


Robert Ratcliffe

Deputy chair
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Madelene McWha

Events coordinator
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Michelle Dall’Ava

Events Team Leader
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Mark Latham

Events Coordinator
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Ryan Marsh

Communications coordinator
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Richard Masawi

Membership coordinator
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Bennett Pascoe

Events Coordinator
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Sam Crowther

Communications Coordinator
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Kate Rickwood

Partnership Coordinator/Secretary
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Gerry Kennedy

Events coordinator

Danielle Phyland

Marketing Coordinator

Jess Derham

Partnerships Coordinator


Victorian Tourism Awards

In 2010, YTN won the RACV Victorian Tourism Award for 'Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer/s'