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Chit Chat Series: Chris Ritchie

Let’s start off by learning a bit about you. How long have you been working in the industry? What/where did you study and what roles have you worked in up to today? I’ve been working in the Tourism and Hospitality industry since starting my career as a 17yo young kiwi man, almost 20 years ago. I made my first defining adult decision at the age of 16 to leave school and
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Committee 2021/22 Nominations are OPEN!

Have you seen what we've been up to this year at the Young Tourism Network (YTN)?? Think it's been pretty rad? Want IN?? If you're nodding at your screen and could not agree more, great news, committee nominations to join us ARE OPEN! Get around us and NOMINATE YOURSELF NOW * : Know another current YTN member whom you know would be interested in being a part of our volunteer
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Making a comeback

When life begins to return to ‘normal’ and those itching to resume travelling begin planning their next getaway, the tourism and events industries need to be ready to support their guests. Adapted event operations and travel habits could result in new and varied styles of visitation and is an opportunity where we should provide visitors with further responsible travel options; supporting the local regions, their economies, health and environment. On Thursday
  • Posted on 17 Sep 2020
  • In Jobs
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Interesting Info: Is Instagram changing the way we design the world?

First it was our food. Now whole neighbourhoods are being styled to look good on social media. But by viewing the world through a screen, do we miss the bigger picture? Bella Mackie from the Guardian has addressed this and talks about the cost of viewing our surroundings only as a backdrop to our personal portfolio, read more here. Is this an appropriate time to ask you to follow us on our
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Chit Chat Series: Camilla Kennedy

Tell us a bit about yourself - where and what did you study? Tell us about your current role at Gray Line Australia. After finishing high school, I went straight into university. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Social Science at RMIT. The sustainability and environments field has always been an area of interest for me, but I knew I had a strong drive and interest for the tourism
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Tuesday Teaching – Can travel cure bias?

Travelling may feel like it's a dream right now but traveling to diverse places really does broaden the mind, according to new research published. Lonely Planet has a fantastic article outlining a hosts most inspiring travel moments in Africa. Click here to read it here!
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Chit Chat Series: Grace Maynard

Let’s get to know a bit about you. What did you study at uni? What were some of your past roles before you joined VTIC?  Tourism was not my first career choice, my undergraduate degree is in Politics and European Studies with Honours in European Studies. I was working at State Parliament in Perth when I finished uni, and after a year I was ready to get out of Perth, so I moved to
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Visit Victoria – Click for Vic!

Visit Victoria has just launched their latest campaign - Click for Vic. YTN is a huge supporter of this and love the curated selection of many restaurants, cafes, bars, producers, growers, and artisans offering you a slice of the good life delivered straight to your door. Support the businesses you know and love, and explore some new products and experiences to enjoy at home. It’s all about buying local and embracing
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Trusted Advisors Program: Meet our Advisors

The Trusted Advisors Program for 2020 is off to a flying start, partnering industry professionals with students and new entrants to the industry for 3 months of advising, guiding, leading and learning. The following 18 experienced professionals have been matched with their student. We are so excited to take you along for the ride. PROGRAM OVERVIEW YTN’s Trusted Advisor Program aims to provide tourism, events and hospitality students (Advisees) the opportunity
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Chit Chat Series: Despina Karatzias

To help our readers get to know you, tell us a bit about yourself and your career journey so far. What/where did you study? Did you always want to go into tourism and events marketing or is that something you fell into? I started my tourism studies first completing a Diploma of Tourism at Holmesglen, then I went on to complete my Advance Diploma at William Angliss which created a pathway
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