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 am currently the Director of Marketing at the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). Prior to joining MCB, I held management positions within the Major Events, Strategic
On the evening of Thursday 11th June 2020 YTN members and friends joined Madeleine Sawyer (from Caravan Industry Association of Australia) and Stacey Barnes (from Greater Hamilton Shire Council) for an insightful webinar discussing domestic travel, regional events, and the push and pull to increase the dispersal of locals throughout Victoria and Australia. Guests were treated to excellent industry knowledge, experience and the goings-on in two important businesses aiming to increase
Domestic tourism has sprung into the limelight in 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the direct implications it has had on international travel in the medium term. However domestic tourism has always been a large, yet somewhat undervalued, part of the Australian tourism system. In 2019, overnight domestic tourism was responsible for $81B in visitor expenditure, significantly higher than international visitor spend of $45B (Tourism Research Australia, 2019). Domestic travellers are significantly more
Young Tourism Network welcomes today's announcement that the Victorian Government will be providing $45M in economic relief to International students who are in a vulnerable financial position. Register your interest here.
Resources Regarding COVID-19 and the Tourism Industry- Official COVID 19 Government website- Victorian Tourism Industry Council website- Tourism Australia websiteWebinars- Australian Tourism Export Council: ATEC is running a series of weekly webinars for members covering the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic- Victorian Tourism Industry Council: VTIC supports the development of our members and all businesses in the tourism and events industry- Mind Insurance: We use the leading empirical science of Human Flourishing and
Dear valued members and stakeholders, It's with deepest regret that we announce the postponement of our Professional Development Event - Catastrophe, which was scheduled on 26 March 2020. Supporting the tourism industry is our mission, and the safety and well-being of event participants is our critical priority. The rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendation from the federal government restricting "non-essential gatherings" have forced the decision to postpone any upcoming events.
Melbourne Cellar Door was full of excitement and good cheer on December 14 as The Young Tourism Network (YTN) and Young Australian Tourism Export Council (YATEC) committees, members and guests came together to celebrate the holidays and the end of 2019. The Christmas Party is not only for celebrating the holidays, but also for reflecting on the past year, especially for YTN committee members who have volunteered their time to coordinating and running the
The Victorian Tourism Industry came together Thursday evening for another successful RACV Victorian Tourism Awards presented by the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) and hosted by comedian and TV star Claire Hooper. The tourism awards are a way for the Victorian tourism community to come together and reflect on their hard work and dedication to the industry over the past year. Even with much anticipation amongst the finalists, the night was
At the end of YTN’s 2019 Trusted Advisors Program, five student participants feel better prepared to begin their careers in tourism. Claudia (Monash University), Hayley (William Angliss Institute), Jacqui (Holmsglen Institute), Rajat (Victoria University) and Thao (The Hotel School) met with industry professionals in their workplace to learn about their roles in entrepreneur, hospitality, digital, events and public tourism. Anita Donnelly (City of Port Philip), Anthony Szostak (Melbourne Marriott Hotel), Clare West
“Some people went home and played hairdresser, I went home and played travel agent” 2019, Oct. 16 - YTN’s 2019 Trusted Advisor Program held its last session Tuesday morning in Melbourne CBD with Expedia Group, Senior Market Manager, Clare West. West talked about the journey that brought her to where she is today in the tourism industry (not quite what she had in mind when she first entered the scene, but that