professional development

Exciting news: The YTN Launchpad is back!

For the last few years, we’ve been working hard to bring cutting-edge professional development experiences to Young People in Victorian tourism, events and hospitality. Today, we are so thrilled to announce that Expressions of Interest to the 2024 Launchpad program are now open! YTN Launchpad Program 2024 As you know, at Young Tourism Network (YTN) […]

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The Next Generation of Tourism & Hospitality: A Regenerative Tourism Approach

By Lexi Connors – 2023 YTN Committee member In March this year, Regeneration Projects and the Young Tourism Network (YTN) united again to host Anna Pollock, an international pioneer of regenerative tourism. With over forty years experience, Pollock is a researcher, strategist and consultant who calls for a transformation of the tourism and hospitality industries.

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Trusted Advisor Program 2022

The Young Tourism Network (YTN) is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2005 with the aim of providing 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

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“Pave Your Path”: An inspired evening reminds us of the deeper meaning behind our industry

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the overwhelming sentiment of the evening expressed that the travel and tourism industry is the core to wellbeing, meaningful experiences and entertainment. Melbourne, VIC – Young professionals and industry leaders alike gathered May 16 at the European Bier Cafe on Melbourne’s once-again-bustling Bourke Street to join the Young Tourism Network at our first

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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

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