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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 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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Join YTN on our regional famil to Ballarat

We have never done this before and we are very excited to announce our first regional famil to one of Victoria's most popular regions: Ballarat. We have partnered up with a group of local businesses to enjoy a beautiful spring day by the countryside to learn more about what tourism in Ballarat is all about and what opportunities there are for emerging professionals in the region. For non-members, the full price is $70
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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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Committee Nominations NOW OPEN

Join us on the YTN Committee Are you looking to gain experience in a leadership role? Do you want to expand your networks and contribute to the future of our tourism industry? Here is your chance... Join our awesome Committee and help us shape the industry while learning great skills. Nominations close on Friday 13 September 2019 by 5pm "YTN has provided me with the opportunity to work with some amazingly talented people. I am grateful
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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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