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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 Sealife 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 involved
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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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Annual General Meeting

YTN AGM How time flies! We at the Young Tourism Network held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 30th October at the VTIC Office on Collins St. At this meeting we reviewed our activities and finances for the FY 2017/18, closing another successful year of tourism development and networking. We welcomed our members and partners to the meeting and also announced our newly elected committee members. Bennett Pascoe - outgoing Committee Member reflects on
  • Posted on 5 Nov 2018
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YTN New Committee Nominations

Passionate tourism professionals, read on Are you looking to gain experience in a leadership role? Do you want to expand your networks and contribute to the future of the tourism industry? Then why not nominate yourself for the YTN committee today! As a committee member you will be part of the team working behind YTN operations. Learn new skills, contribute your ideas, work on innovative industry projects and help coordinate great events helping
  • Posted on 3 Sep 2018
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Meet our Speakers – Grow and Glow 15 August

George Josevski – Owner – Bunyip Tours Bunyip’s Managing Director, George Josevski, has devoted the past 33 years to working with group tours and international tourism. When George worked in backpacker industry he identified a gap for visitors who were seeking a more authentic and immersive Australian tour experience. In 1998 the popularity of Neighbours had gained popularity in the UK, it was during this time the idea to create
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New partnership with ISIC

The Young Tourism Network is excited to announce a new partnership with globally recognised discount card ISIC - to allow our members great discounts on travel, dining, entertainment and attractions across the world! YTN is pleased to offer a GREAT PRICE for your ISIC (student), IYTC (youth) or ITIC (teacher) discount card to all YTN members. Normally $30, YTN members can now purchase a virtual card for only $21 including GST.   What is
  • Posted on 11 Jul 2018
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