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What’s ahead for travel and tourism and what that means for new tourism professionals?

Students and professionals joined YTN on Wednesday 18 July 2021 to hear three speakers respond to “The Big Question”— Will tourism return to how it was before the pandemic or has it been forever disrupted? The event’s speakers offered insights to changes, challenges and future outlooks from three different perspectives from within  the industry: entrepreneurial/tour guiding, academic/digital learning and business recovery/public sector services. LISTEN to a short recap of our favourite
  • Posted on 9 Sep 2021
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Young Voices in Tourism Report highlights need for rethink on engaging young people in tourism sector.

A report released today by Young Tourism Network and Regeneration Projects has highlighted that young people felt they experienced significantly worse outcomes through 2020 compared to others in the tourism, hospitality and events industry. This has led to young people being more likely to dissuade someone from working in the visitor economy, rather than recommending working in tourism, events or hospitality. The report was developed following engagement with 190 young people in
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Trusted Advisor Program 2021

The Young Tourism Network (YTN) is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2005 with the aim to provide students and young professionals the opportunity to learn and grow through networking opportunities and professional development programs, gaining valuable knowledge and building strong relationships across the broader industry. YTN’s Trusted Advisor Program started in 2017 and every year the program is reviewed to meet the needs of students. Similar to the 2020
  • Posted on 17 May 2021
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Adapting to the Year 2020 – A Story of Resilience, Determination and Collaboration – Part 2

The student perspective Written by Maddie Stephen (Tourism Student at William Angliss) I have always, well, for as long as I can remember, had a passion for food and travel. During high school my favourite subjects always included anything to do with food, so when I was able to attend classes at William Angliss as part of my VET Hospitality subject, I knew I was heading in the right direction. Having completed
  • Posted on 23 Apr 2021
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Adapting to the Year 2020 – A Story of Resilience, Determination and Collaboration – Part 1

The teacher perspective Written by Jess Derham (Tourism Lecturer at William Angliss) I still remember the first tutorial I ever took, the first class that I stepped into. I was so nervous, it was 2005, I was 22, completing my Honours Degree in Tourism Management at Latrobe University. I got such an exciting feeling when I finished my first class, I could not wait for my next one. I never thought I
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Chit Chat Series: Ashleigh Romanjuk

First thing’s first: to help our readers get to know you. What did you study at uni? What were some of your past roles? I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. There were a few things I was interested in, but nothing that made me want to go to school and study. I worked in administration when I first left high school and progressed to
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Chit Chat Series: Jess Derham

Tell our readers a bit about your background. Where are you from? What did you study? Did you always want to become an educator? I started my Tourism journey back in 2001, completing my Advanced Diploma of Tourism Management at William Angliss Institute. I loved everything about the Tourism Industry growing up and would often be the one organising the family holidays and negotiating with the Travel Agent from a young
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Chit Chat Series: Michelle Dall’Ava

First thing’s first: 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 was born and grew up in a small town of Brazil. My parents divorced when I was pretty young, so my mum moved back to
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Chit Chat Series: Caroline Vézeau

First thing’s first: 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 or is that something you fell into? I’ve always been jealous of those people who knew what they wanted to do since they were kids, because I never had any idea! When I finished
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Chit Chat Series: Hugh Fitzpatrick

First thing’s first: 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 definitely didn’t know I always wanted to work in tourism, I originally moved to Canberra from regional Victoria after high school and studied my Bachelor
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