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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 * : https://form.jotform.com/202530756102848 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 – How you can help carry the load

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
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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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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWZy5ZwDAB4 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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The power of partnerships

On the evening of Thursday 6th August 2020 Young Tourism Network members and friends were joined by tourism industry professionals Richard (Dickie) Currer from Funlab and Jon Perrett from Air Adventure for an insightful webinar discussing the power of partnerships. Both speakers spoke about how creating successful partnerships can lead an organisation to improve its efficiency, effectiveness and competitiveness, but they take focus, planning and work. Dickie describes himself as a
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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
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