Young Tourism Network

5 steps to freelancing with Amy Gardner

Freelancing is a dream that many people have. Being able to work for yourself, on your own terms to suit your needs is something creatives dream of, and Amy Gardner has made it a reality.  Amy is a freelance tourism communications consultant, and she tells us that her days rarely look the same, dabbling in […]

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How to centre community when developing tourism in regional Australia

As a key contributor to the Australian economy, the tourism industry can bring immense value to communities and be a catalyst to development. Madeleine Sawyer from Tourism Midwest Victoria understands the balancing act that needs to take place between visitors and residents to create meaningful experiences for everyone involved.  “I think more and more we’re

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How Covid has impacted the Tourism Industry in Victoria – An interview with Puffing Billy’s Ashley Woodrow

We were all there to witness the world shut down when the pandemic hit, and we know too well how the closing borders, radius restrictions, and overall widespread panic brought the tourism industry to a halt. Ashley Woodrow, the Marketing & Tourism Coordinator at Puffing Billy Railway, sat down with us to discuss the changes

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Relocating for Your Dream Job: Is it for you?

Have you ever considered relocating for your job? Whether you’re looking for work in the tourism industry or searching for your next travel opportunity, there are boundless benefits to moving outside your comfort zone and relocating. As Lauren Cowie,  Digital Marketing Specialist at Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, has shown us through her various and

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Creating a more diverse and inclusive tourism industry – A conversation with Vivian Lyngdoh

As with most industries, the tourism industry and its neighbouring hospitality and event industries still have a long way to go in ensuring diversity and inclusion for its employees. As Vivian Lyngdoh, the Business Development Manager at Rydges Hotel in Melbourne, explains to us: “There’s this occupational segregation across various industries that happens where there’s

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Transferable Skills in the Tourism Industry: 3 tips from Hop It founder Jon Lee on finding and using skills across your career

It may feel like you now need a bachelor’s degree or at least some short courses under your belt before attempting to enter the tourism industry. But as Hop It founder Jon Lee has shown us during his 15-year career so far, you likely already have many strengths and skills that are highly transferable throughout

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CAUTHE 2024 Conference – A recap

Cauthe (pronounced core-thee OR cow-thee depending on where you’re from) brings together professional and student researchers to discuss the latest issues and challenges related to the tourism, hospitality, and events industries. Cauthe stands for the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education and is the largest and most prestigious academic conference for hospitality, tourism, and events in

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Exciting news: The YTN Launchpad is back!

For the last few years, we’ve been working hard to bring cutting-edge professional development experiences to Young People in Victorian tourism, events and hospitality. Today, we are so thrilled to announce that Expressions of Interest to the 2024 Launchpad program are now open! YTN Launchpad Program 2024 As you know, at Young Tourism Network (YTN)

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A New Chapter for YTN

Empowering Victoria’s Tourism Sector: Young Tourism Network Partners with the Victorian Government We are pleased to share a milestone at YTN that underscores our commitment to fostering positive change in Victoria’s tourism industry. We’ve joined forces with the Victorian Government to play a pivotal role in the Worker Attraction and Skills Initiatives for Tourism (WASIT)

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YTN’s Advocacy Journey: Changing the tourism industry over time

As Victoria’s leading organisation representing young voices in tourism, the Young Tourism Network (YTN) places a strong emphasis on advocacy as a core aspect of our mission. We are dedicated to championing a tourism, events, and hospitality industry that resonates with the values of young people. YTN’s Advocacy Journey to Date (June 2023): Young people

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