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Chit Chat Series: Isla Foy

Your role:  Visitor Services Officer at Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine Tell us a bit about yourself- where and what did you study?  In 2007 I studied a joint course with Deakin University and South West TAFE in Warrnambool. My courses were a Bachelor of Management and Advanced Diploma in Tourism. I learnt a lot of skills from my Diploma in particular including my RSA certification, event management and was lucky enough
  • Posted on 31 Jul 2020
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Chit Chat Series: Anita Donnelly

Tell us a bit about yourself- Your studies and past roles in tourism. I completed a BA (International Studies) at RMIT and a Master of Tourism at Monash University. During both courses I had the opportunity to study overseas with an exchange in the Netherlands, an internship in Thailand and another exchange to Estonia.   Past Roles include: Marketing Coordinator and later returned to be the Marketing and Partnership Development Manager at The
  • Posted on 17 Jul 2020
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Links and Resources

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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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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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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Trusted Advisor – Session 2: Customer Service

“Some people say, ‘I want to be a nurse or a firefighter to help people’ - that’s how I feel about being concierge. You help people.”   YTN’s Trusted Advisor Program continued last Thursday when advisees met at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel to learn about the inside world of hospitality with the hotel’s Chief Concierge, Anthony Szostak.   Szostak described his journey at one of Melbourne’s five-star accommodations from developing his team, creating landmark
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We are looking for a passionate Social Media Intern

Are you passionate about the tourism, events or hospitality industry and LOVE social media? This is the internship opportunity tailor for you. We are looking for a student who would like to gain professional experience working with the YTN marketing and communications crew to curate social, blog and website content. The lucky applicant will join the team for 4-months (July to October). This is the perfect opportunity to meet industry members, gain hands-on experience
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RACV Tourism Awards 2018

Members of the Young Tourism Network attended the RACV Tourism Awards at Palladium Crown on Thursday night. The awards are a celebration of the Victorian tourism industry business excellence, innovation, professionalism & collaboration. A big Congratulations to our YTN Committee Chair, Michelle Dell'Ava, who received the Young Achievers Award! We are so proud of Michelle's hard work and dedication to YTN and the industry as a whole. She works tirelessly to make a
  • Posted on 26 Nov 2018
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PD Event 2 – Grow and Glow

Event Wrap Up The room was buzzing at our second Young Tourism Network professional development event for the year. Students and young professionals gathered to hear from three insightful speakers. And it was all about growing and glowing in your career development. Peter Davey, Head of HR at Visit Victoria, discussed ways to perfect your CV and cover letter. His passion for leadership and team management shone through. He also provided some background
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MCEC Famil

Young tourism professionals check out MCEC YTN members had a sneak peek at the new, improved and expanded space at the  Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Soni Barm, Business Development Specialist was delighted to guide us through the space and provided an insight into what the expansion means for the Melbourne tourism and major events industry. This was a great opportunity exclusive to YTN members. Due to open in less than 2 months, the MCEC expansion is
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