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Shake Up Your Business

On Thursday 9th July, Young Tourism Network members and friends were joined by tourism industry professionals Christina Koullas and Justin Meneguzzi from CK PR and Jared O’Meara from Get Lost Travel Group and founder of Reppin for an engaging webinar about how their businesses are adapting in the current climate of COVID-19. Christina and Justin spoke about the importance of content marketing despite the changing communication channels. Many businesses may have
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Chit Chat Series: Jenny Mitten

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
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Push to the bush

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
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Domestic Tourism post Covid19

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
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Links and Resources

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
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COVID-19 Update from YTN

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. 
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Join YTN on our regional famil to Ballarat

We have never done this before and we are very excited to announce our first regional famil to one of Victoria's most popular regions: Ballarat. We have partnered up with a group of local businesses to enjoy a beautiful spring day by the countryside to learn more about what tourism in Ballarat is all about and what opportunities there are for emerging professionals in the region. For non-members, the full price is $70
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YTN Kicks Off 2019 Trusted Advisor Program

YTN began our 2019 Trusted Advisor Program (TAP) Wednesday evening with a Meet and Greet at Georges on Collins for advisors and advisees in this year’s program. We are excited to welcome five professionals and five students to the program, which consists of five coaching sessions that are designed to give students a better understanding of tourism sectors and engage with leaders in the industry. The event Wednesday evening allowed leaders and
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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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