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Resources Regarding COVID-19 and the Tourism Industry- Official COVID 19 Government website- Victorian Tourism Industry Council website- Tourism Australia websiteWebinars- Australian Tourism Export Council: ATEC is running a series of weekly webinars for members covering the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic- Victorian Tourism Industry Council: VTIC supports the development of our members and all businesses in the tourism and events industry- Mind Insurance: We use the leading empirical science of Human Flourishing and
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COVID-19 Update from YTN

Dear valued members and stakeholders,  It's with deepest regret that we announce the postponement of our Professional Development Event - Catastrophe, which was scheduled on 26 March 2020. Supporting the tourism industry is our mission, and the safety and well-being of event participants is our critical priority.  The rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendation from the federal government restricting "non-essential gatherings" have forced the decision to postpone any upcoming events. 
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2019 in review

Melbourne Cellar Door was full of excitement and good cheer on December 14 as The Young Tourism Network (YTN) and Young Australian Tourism Export Council (YATEC) committees, members and guests came together to celebrate the holidays and the end of 2019. The Christmas Party is not only for celebrating the holidays, but also for reflecting on the past year, especially for YTN committee members who have volunteered their time to coordinating and running the
  • Posted on 24 Dec 2019
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RACV Victoria Tourism Awards 2019

The Victorian Tourism Industry came together Thursday evening for another successful RACV Victorian Tourism Awards presented by the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) and hosted by comedian and TV star Claire Hooper.   The tourism awards are a way for the Victorian tourism community to come together and reflect on their hard work and dedication to the industry over the past year. Even with much anticipation amongst the finalists, the night was
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2019 Trusted Advisor Program Wrap

At the end of YTN’s 2019 Trusted Advisors Program, five student participants feel better prepared to begin their careers in tourism. Claudia (Monash University), Hayley (William Angliss Institute), Jacqui (Holmsglen Institute), Rajat (Victoria University) and Thao (The Hotel School) met with industry professionals in their workplace to learn about their roles in entrepreneur, hospitality, digital, events and public tourism. Anita Donnelly (City of Port Philip), Anthony Szostak (Melbourne Marriott Hotel), Clare West
  • Posted on 5 Nov 2019
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Trusted Advisor – Session 5: Business Development

“Some people went home and played hairdresser, I went home and played travel agent”   2019, Oct. 16 - YTN’s 2019 Trusted Advisor Program held its last session Tuesday morning in Melbourne CBD with Expedia Group, Senior Market Manager, Clare West. West talked about the journey that brought her to where she is today in the tourism industry (not quite what she had in mind when she first entered the scene, but that
  • Posted on 25 Oct 2019
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Ballarat reminded us (in the best way!) why Victorian tourism is paying attention to its regional destinations

Tourism professionals and students joined YTN’s industry famil in Ballarat, Victoria last Sunday to gain valuable insights from local industry professionals about regional tourism. Melissa Diamond, general manager of Kryal Castle; Peter Freund, marketing and public programs officer at the Art Gallery of Ballarat; and Vanessa Wilson-Browne, founder of Red Duck Beer and Kilderkin Gin Distillery, took us behind the scenes of their organisations while sharing their experiences and knowledge of
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Trusted Advisor – Session 4: Events

Last week we met with Jordana Baron of Resolution X to deep dive into session 4 of the Trusted Advisor Program at their HQ on Wednesday 2nd October.    Jordana and the team from Resolution X let our YTN advisee have a peek behind the curtain into the wide world of events. With resolution X being leaders in the industry in bringing new and innovative lighting equipment to events, ranging from White
  • Posted on 10 Oct 2019
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Trusted Advisor – Session 3: Marketing

We met with Anita Donnelly, Placemaking Program Director at City of Port Philip to kick off session 3 of the Trusted Advisor Program at the South Melbourne Market on Wednesday 25th September.                Anita went back to basics using a storyboard to walk us through her colourful professional journey. Starting off as a Marketing Coordinator at National Trust of Australia, Anita’s career has seen her work in Events, PR, Regional Tourism Boards
  • Posted on 1 Oct 2019
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YTN welcomes entrepreneurs to inspire the next generation

“Act, feel, become; believe in yourself and it happens” Michelle Gatzoubaros     YTN members, along with other young professionals and students, gathered at William Angliss Institute Thursday evening to hear from four leaders who started their own tourism ventures.   John O’Sullivan, founder of Walks101, kicked off the event with his story that took him from midwest America, across the pond to Ireland where was introduced to both his Aussie wife and walking tours and
  • Posted on 16 Sep 2019
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