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Resources Regarding COVID-19 and the Tourism Industry
– Official COVID 19 Government website
– Victorian Tourism Industry Council website
– Tourism Australia website

Webinars
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 Emotional Intelligence ensuring you get real results that last
Tourism Australia:
Tourism Australia is hosting a series of webinars on the coronavirus each week
Corporate Traveller:
Lessons learned from COVID-19 and what the ‘new normal’ will look like for business travel

Business Support Packages and Links
Australian Government information and support packages
Victorian Government business support, grants and loans
– ACCC guidance for refunds and cancellations due to COVID-19
Guidance and resources for Safe workplaces and employers

JobKeeper payments
The Australian Parliament passed legislation to introduce the new Job Keeper payment
A factsheet on the payment for employees is available here.

Refunds and Cancellations
The ACCC has released guidelines on refunds and cancellations regarding COVID-19. Read more here.

Mental Health Support
If you or someone you know is feeling afraid, worried, anxious or overwhelmed. Lifeline is available to provide support to you at any time via telephone, text and Webchat services.

The Government’s digital mental health portal, Head to Health, is also a source of information and guidance on how to maintain good mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, and how to access further mental health services and care.
YTN Weekly Zoom Socials
Beginning tomorrow (Friday) at 4 pm and recurring weekly each Friday – Join us here.
Committee Contact
Listed below is a contact list of the YTN committee and their best email. Feel free to send an email to any of our committee members and strike up a conversation and provide your mobile number if you feel comfortable doing so. Remember, networking is not about getting a job, but about building contacts and maintaining relationships.
Hugh Fitzpatrick, YTN Chair: Tourism Policy and Research in Regional Australia & the Caravan and Camping Industry (Email)

Caroline Vezeau, YTN Deputy Chair: Events Industry & the Joys and Challenges of working from home (Email)

Christie Sutherland, YTN Social Events Coordinator: Group tours, Tourism Operations and Sustainable Tourism (Email)

Hayley Fraser, YTN Membership Coordinator: Recent graduate and new to tourism, visitor services with inbound tourists (Email) 

Adrian Paino, YTN Industry Partnership Coordinator: Theme park Management & Leadership (Email)

Victor Chan, YTN Communications Coordinator: Tourism Marketing & Visitor Services Management (Email)

Ashley Woodrow, YTN Mktg & Social Media Coordinator: International Tourism, Marketing and Communication Design (Email)

Maureen Pillon, YTN Events Social & Famils: Visitor Services Operations. Volunteers management (Email)

Natalie Babic, YTN Events PD Series: Domestic Marketing, Digital & Social Media Marketing, Product and Event Advertising (Email)

Lakshmi Cashmore, YTN Website and Content Coordinator: Tourism Marketing and Business Development (Email)

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