About Us​

The Young Tourism Network (YTN) is Victoria’s recognised peak body representing the young voices of the visitor economy.

We forge vital connections between students, industry professionals and Government, guiding young people towards rewarding careers within Victoria’s thriving tourism industry.

Our Mission

To foster career development and professional excellence of students and professionals of all ages in order to grow and strengthen the Victorian tourism industry.

Our Values

Contribution, collaboration, connection,
learning and growth.

YTN launched in May 2006 as a non-profit networking group for the Victorian tourism, travel, hospitality and events industry. Today YTN continues to deliver networking events, professional development experiences and more.

Our Committee

Maureen Pillon


Isabel Hurley

Deputy Chair

Melissa Adamson

Website & Content

Lucy Dewhurst

Trusted Advisor Program Coordinator

Arudhati (Aru) Narayan

Marketing & Social
Media Coordinator

Shianne Mohommed


Monica Arklay

Membership Coordinator

June O’Brien

Industry Partnerships Coordinator

Victoria Clark

Uni & TAFE
Partnerships Coordinator

Lexi Connors

Support Specialist

Ben Ribero

Social Events Team

Eloise Tapscott

Social Events Team

Tami Utami

PD Events Team

Vanessa Lauricella

PD Events Team


Victorian Tourism Awards

In 2017, YTN won the RACV Victorian Tourism Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer/s’

Victorian Tourism Awards

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