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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 every year the program is reviewed to meet the needs of students. Similar to past programs,
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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 professional development event of 2022. The event featured a panel of esteemed guest speakers, including: Paul Strickland, lecturer
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Chit Chat Series: Ashleigh Romanjuk

First thing’s first: to help our readers get to know you. What did you study at uni? What were some of your past roles? I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. There were a few things I was interested in, but nothing that made me want to go to school and study. I worked in administration when I first left high school and progressed to
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Chit Chat Series: Jess Derham

Tell our readers a bit about your background. Where are you from? What did you study? Did you always want to become an educator? I started my Tourism journey back in 2001, completing my Advanced Diploma of Tourism Management at William Angliss Institute. I loved everything about the Tourism Industry growing up and would often be the one organising the family holidays and negotiating with the Travel Agent from a young
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Chit Chat Series: Michelle Dall’Ava

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 was born and grew up in a small town of Brazil. My parents divorced when I was pretty young, so my mum moved back to
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Chit Chat Series: Caroline Vézeau

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 or is that something you fell into? I’ve always been jealous of those people who knew what they wanted to do since they were kids, because I never had any idea! When I finished
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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: Grace Maynard

Let’s get to know a bit about you. What did you study at uni? What were some of your past roles before you joined VTIC?  Tourism was not my first career choice, my undergraduate degree is in Politics and European Studies with Honours in European Studies. I was working at State Parliament in Perth when I finished uni, and after a year I was ready to get out of Perth, so I moved to
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Trusted Advisors Program: Meet our Advisors

The Trusted Advisors Program for 2020 is off to a flying start, partnering industry professionals with students and new entrants to the industry for 3 months of advising, guiding, leading and learning. The following 18 experienced professionals have been matched with their student. We are so excited to take you along for the ride. PROGRAM OVERVIEW YTN’s Trusted Advisor Program aims to provide tourism, events and hospitality students (Advisees) the opportunity
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