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Trusted Advisor – Session 1: Tour Guiding

The 2019 Trusted Advisor Program kicked off earlier this week on Monday the 19th of August, with a session on tour guiding. Led by our Advisor and one of the most experienced professionals in our industry, Fiona Sweetman, owner of Hidden Secret Tours, the group learned about the joys and challenges of being a tour guide, about owning a small tourism businesses and how our city and industry has changed
  • Posted on 22 Aug 2019
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YTN Kicks Off 2019 Trusted Advisor Program

YTN began our 2019 Trusted Advisor Program (TAP) Wednesday evening with a Meet and Greet at Georges on Collins for advisors and advisees in this year’s program. We are excited to welcome five professionals and five students to the program, which consists of five coaching sessions that are designed to give students a better understanding of tourism sectors and engage with leaders in the industry. The event Wednesday evening allowed leaders and
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Refer a friend to YTN

In our everyday life, we tell our friends the things we like. We can’t help it. We’re hardwired to pass on important information. Well, this is one of those you can't miss telling your friends. If you are an active member of YTN and refer a friend to become member, you both get a 25% discount to the professional development seminar, Career Confidence, being held at Victoria University on the 21st
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Meet our new Events Intern: Chloe Crew

Chloe has done a lot of volunteer experience in events and loves to attend many events to learn more about the industry and take note of how creativity is formed according to the event. She began with a community-based event in Frankston, 'Christmas Festival of Lights'. She is a big music lover and has loved volunteering at music festivals such as Falls Festival in Lorne, St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Footscray,
  • Posted on 3 Jul 2019
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VU Business School Awards Night- YTN Award

YTN attended the VU Business School annual Student Awards to recognise the outstanding achievement of 2019 students. The student awards are typically sponsored by close partners of the Victoria University Business School and the broader University. Sponsors include alumni, employers, Work Integrated Learning host organisations, professional bodies aligned with the School. This year, Eliza Jones was the winner for ‘Outstanding Student Bachelor of Business – Tourism, Hospitality or Event Management’ which is the
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Getting to know our Industry Partners: Lucy Woodward, Sealife

We recently met with Lucy Woodward from Sea Life to talk about her journey in the tourism industry, her current role and some of the challenges she faces. Keep reading to find out more!  How did you come to work in the tourism industry? I have always been interested in tourism, when I was younger I wanted to be an air hostess. I studied Business and Tourism at University in the UK which
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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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Meet our new Committee Observer: Desmond John

Desmond has years of hands-on experience as a tourist, tour guide, hostel manager and event host for people visiting and new to the city. With an academic background in sociology while fluent in French and Spanish, Desmond also has experience in tourism start-ups with an emphasis on social media marketing and content. Excited by working in a growing industry in a city that will grow by 3 million by 2050,
  • Posted on 4 May 2019
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Australian Tourism Awards 2018

Victoria's tourism stars shone brightly at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards last Friday, picking up nine awards in total; two Gold, four Silver and three Bronze. Daniel Gschwind, chair of the Australian Tourism Awards, congratulated all the winners and finalists from across Australia.“To reach the finalists stage of the Australian Tourism Awards is a great honour in itself and all finalists should be immensely proud of their efforts. The winners from
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New Committee for YTN

The votes are in! We are excited to announce eight new committee members that were recently elected by our YTN members. We welcome: Ashleigh Romanjuk from Melbourne Private Tours Caroline Vezeau from Melbourne Convention Bureau Hugh Fitzpatrick from Caravan Industry Association of Australia Lakshmi Cashmore from State Library Victoria Lauren Cowie from Global Ballooning Mohana Ananthanarayan from City of Melbourne and Sustainable Living Foundation Michelle Dall'Ava from Destination Melbourne - Michelle has been part of our Committee for the
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