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Trusted Advisor Program

The Young Tourism Network is proud to present the inaugural Trusted Advisor Program. The program is aimed at fostering collaboration, learning and development between Young Tourism Network members. Student and young professional members are invited to participate, with young professional members advising students. The program will run from May to October 2017, with applications being taken throughout April 2017. The program will begin with an initial meet and greet event, followed by
  • Posted on 10 Apr 2017
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Thank you for a wonderful 2016!

On behalf of the fabulous YTN committee I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you, our valued members, the most wonderful festive season and thank you for all your support this year! 2016 has been a great year for YTN following the excitement of the network’s 10th birthday in December last year. Since then we have welcomed a brand new partnership with the iconic Eureka Skydeck; successfully delivered our 3rd
  • Posted on 23 Dec 2016
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New Committee Announcement

As you would be aware the Young Tourism Network (YTN) held elections for all YTN members to put forward their vote for new committee members. We are very pleased to welcome new committee members Ryan Marsh, Samantha Holcombe and Richard Masawi. In addition to this, all committee roles are reviewed, and to support professional development within the committee, these roles are reallocated by vote within the committee. As our valued associates
  • Posted on 9 Oct 2015
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Create Your Own Path

On Monday 17 August YTN welcomed around 60 young professionals and students to the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens to learn about the opportunities and challenges of running a tourism business. We were happy to have field trips from both William Angliss Institute and Holmesglen Institute attend the evening to further their knowledge and networks in the industry. Despina Karatzias of Institute of Excellence shared her journey of leaving a job she
  • Posted on 19 Aug 2015
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Google Yourself Event Wrap Up

On Monday 15 June around 30 YTN members and supporters were treated to discussions with three professionals in the digital space. Jodie Willmer and Rob Nagy- directors of Guest Ready, assisting hosts with their Airbnb listings, provided insights into the shared economy and the opportunities this presents. Jodie and Rob recently presented ‘Guest Ready Airbnb Bookings Booster’ which has had over 80,000 views. You can access the presentation here. They
  • Posted on 24 Jun 2015
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Don’t Sell Yourself Short

YTN catches up with guest speaker, Mel Neil YTN: What can we expect from  the YTN Don't Sell Yourself Short Event? MN: Being at our best is within everyone’s reach. We do, however find it difficult at times to do just that! This session is all about learning that for most things we strive for today - our brains do most of the heavy lifting. Therefore understanding how our brains work and
  • Posted on 25 Mar 2015
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YTN News March 2015

RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Young Achiever 2014, Monique Bayer Monique Bayer, owner and operator of Walk Melbourne Tours, was awarded the Young Achievers Award at the 2014 Victorian Tourism Awards. Young Tourism Network caught up with Monique to see what’s next for her business, and what advice she’s got other young members of the tourism industry.. YTN: How long have you been in the tourism industry? MB: Since July 2012. I started Walk
  • Posted on 26 Feb 2015
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YTN News December 2014

Young Tourism Network Christmas Party Past, present and future YTN members joined together to celebrate Christmas on Wednesday December 3 at Slate Restaurant Bar. Another key highlight was the celebration and recognition of Chris Porter’s work with YTN as he recently stepped down from the Committee. Jess Derham, YTN Chair, and Dianne Smith, VTIC CEO and Chris’ employer shared their memories and thanks for Chris’ dedication to YTN. A number of
  • Posted on 19 Dec 2014
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YTN News September 2014

Discovering Melbourne’s Diverse Accommodation Industry On Wednesday 24th September our professional development series concluded with a look into Melbourne’s accommodation industry. We welcomed guests from three very different organisations- Miranda Miller of Yarra Valley Lodge, Katie James from RACV and Christina Harris from YHA. In a round table format, each speaker presented information on their career path, current and past jobs. With each organisation being unique, and operating in different spaces
  • Posted on 25 Sep 2014
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YTN News August 2014

One-on-one networking event a hit On Wednesday 27th August, our professional development series continued with the latest installment focusing on the events and attractions sectors. Young Tourism Network welcomed Olivia Dal Bo of Peter Jones Special Events, Tracy Hore from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Natalie Duke from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Carla Phillips from Zoos Victoria to take part in discussions on their experiences in the events and attractions
  • Posted on 29 Aug 2014
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