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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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Chit Chat Series: Matt Sykes

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? My entry into the Tourism Industry was in 2014 when I studied at TASTafe in Hobart where I studied a certificate 3 & 4  in Adventure tour guiding. Now before this I studied Landscape architecture at Melbourne University. Then
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What happened on the Qantas flight to nowhere

After months of working almost nonstop during the coronavirus pandemic, doctor Fiona Downes says stepping on board Qantas' seven-hour round-trip to nowhere was "like being home again." A Qantas frequent flier, Downes spent unused points to treat herself to a Business Class ticket on board the Australian airline's scenic Great Southern Land flight. Read more here.
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Chit Chat Series: Connie Trathen

To help our readers get to know you, tell us a bit about yourself and your career journey so far.  I grew up in Geelong when it wasn’t cool, fled to Melbourne for 15 years in my 20’s and wised up and moved to the Bellarine (Portarlington) just over 10 years ago. Geelong is cool now, and it’s great having access to the city while living in a gorgeous
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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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Interesting Info: Is Instagram changing the way we design the world?

First it was our food. Now whole neighbourhoods are being styled to look good on social media. But by viewing the world through a screen, do we miss the bigger picture? Bella Mackie from the Guardian has addressed this and talks about the cost of viewing our surroundings only as a backdrop to our personal portfolio, read more here. Is this an appropriate time to ask you to follow us on our
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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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Tuesday Teaching – Can travel cure bias?

Travelling may feel like it's a dream right now but traveling to diverse places really does broaden the mind, according to new research published. Lonely Planet has a fantastic article outlining a hosts most inspiring travel moments in Africa. Click here to read it here!
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