Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Is the network a means to find a job in the tourism industry?

The Young Tourism Network is not an employment agency, but it could be as useful as one! The tourism industry is a huge, segmented and dynamic industry and the best way to get to the top is to use your skills to your advantage, take the initiative and network, network, network.

The jobs page on this site takes you to many industry and employment sites where you will find the majority of tourism industry related jobs available. These websites can not, however, introduce you to the people working in these positions, in these organisations or in the industry as a whole, but being a member of the Young Tourism Network will.

So join up, and start moving your career in the right direction.

How do I become a member of the Young Tourism Network?

All you have to do is head over to our Membership page and select the membership you wish to purchase. Your membership will be processed and you will start to receive alerts from YTN.

How do I know if I am eligible to become a member?

If you are interested in joining we won’t knock you back! The Young Tourism Network is an inclusive network of all tourism professionals; any age, new entrants to the tourism industry (from another career area, after time away from the industry or as a graduate/new employee); and students of a Tourism and Hospitality related degree, diploma or certificate course.

Why is the membership for 2 years?

This period of time was chosen in order for you to gain the most out of the Young Tourism Network, and for others to benefit from you being a member. It will allow you to forge concrete relationships in the industry, both professionally and socially, that will assist you in your future career.

Also, by being involved for more than 12 months, you will have the opportunity to become involved in the management of the Young Tourism Network by being nominated to be a member of the committee.

What if I am going away for a period of time? Can I suspend my membership?

Yes, you can suspend your membership for a period of up to 12 months without any costs or hassle incurred. Just contact us for more information at and one of our committee members will get back to you.

Can I come to an event if I am not a member?

Yes, you can in most cases. Some events will be members only but there will be many events where you can come along, get an idea about what the network is all about and then take membership information with you.

Members will always gain member benefits at ‘open’ events, such as discounts, early alerts, drink tokens or the chance to enter a door prize giveaway.

What happens when my membership expires?

When your membership is one month from expiry, you will be sent membership renewal information so it will be easy for you to continue your membership without any gaps.


How was the first committee formed?

The first committee of management was formed when those interested in assisting Lucy Hooper in moving the Young Tourism Network forward contacted her in December 2005.
The group then began working on the Business Plan, Operational Rules and spreading the word to industry about the formation of the Young Tourism Network. The group then decided, with the assistance of Tourism Alliance Victoria, to form a member based organisation with a committee of management.

The committee meets every two months to make decisions on various YTN issues and to plan our events.

How can I become involved in the committee?

The process for electing new committee members is outlined in the Operational Rules of the Young Tourism Network. Committee elections take place through a nomination process around the same time as the YTN Annual General Meeting at the end of each year.


How can my business/organisation become an industry partner?

For more information on becoming an industry partner, please contact us to discuss an individual agreement on