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YTN at the Winter Night Market

On Wednesday 22 July YTN met at Melbourne's largest and most iconic market, the Queen Victoria Market to enjoy the Winter Night Market. Matt Bell from the events and marketing team at the Queen Victoria Market spoke to the group about the Winter Night Market including details on the geo fencing technology installed to monitor visitor movements and numbers, the many activations to ensure patrons stay longer, and the speedy
  • Posted on 29 Jul 2015
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Google Yourself Event Wrap Up

On Monday 15 June around 30 YTN members and supporters were treated to discussions with three professionals in the digital space. Jodie Willmer and Rob Nagy- directors of Guest Ready, assisting hosts with their Airbnb listings, provided insights into the shared economy and the opportunities this presents. Jodie and Rob recently presented ‘Guest Ready Airbnb Bookings Booster’ which has had over 80,000 views. You can access the presentation here. They
  • Posted on 24 Jun 2015
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Getting there

YTN catches up with tourism professional, Madelene McWha YTN: How are you involved in the Tourism Industry? MW: I teach and research tourism at Latrobe University and William Angliss Institute in Melbourne. YTN: What do you think is the best thing about Victoria's Tourism Industry? MW: Every destination is unique - the diverse landscapes in Victoria mean there are endless places to explore from cities to mountain ranges, coasts and beaches, the Murray River,
  • Posted on 28 May 2015
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Don’t Sell Yourself Short

YTN catches up with guest speaker, Mel Neil YTN: What can we expect from  the YTN Don't Sell Yourself Short Event? MN: Being at our best is within everyone’s reach. We do, however find it difficult at times to do just that! This session is all about learning that for most things we strive for today - our brains do most of the heavy lifting. Therefore understanding how our brains work and
  • Posted on 25 Mar 2015
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YTN News March 2015

RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Young Achiever 2014, Monique Bayer Monique Bayer, owner and operator of Walk Melbourne Tours, was awarded the Young Achievers Award at the 2014 Victorian Tourism Awards. Young Tourism Network caught up with Monique to see what’s next for her business, and what advice she’s got other young members of the tourism industry.. YTN: How long have you been in the tourism industry? MB: Since July 2012. I started Walk
  • Posted on 26 Feb 2015
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YTN News December 2014

Young Tourism Network Christmas Party Past, present and future YTN members joined together to celebrate Christmas on Wednesday December 3 at Slate Restaurant Bar. Another key highlight was the celebration and recognition of Chris Porter’s work with YTN as he recently stepped down from the Committee. Jess Derham, YTN Chair, and Dianne Smith, VTIC CEO and Chris’ employer shared their memories and thanks for Chris’ dedication to YTN. A number of
  • Posted on 19 Dec 2014
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YTN News September 2014

Discovering Melbourne’s Diverse Accommodation Industry On Wednesday 24th September our professional development series concluded with a look into Melbourne’s accommodation industry. We welcomed guests from three very different organisations- Miranda Miller of Yarra Valley Lodge, Katie James from RACV and Christina Harris from YHA. In a round table format, each speaker presented information on their career path, current and past jobs. With each organisation being unique, and operating in different spaces
  • Posted on 25 Sep 2014
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YTN News August 2014

One-on-one networking event a hit On Wednesday 27th August, our professional development series continued with the latest installment focusing on the events and attractions sectors. Young Tourism Network welcomed Olivia Dal Bo of Peter Jones Special Events, Tracy Hore from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Natalie Duke from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Carla Phillips from Zoos Victoria to take part in discussions on their experiences in the events and attractions
  • Posted on 29 Aug 2014
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Welcome to the new YTN website

Welcome to the new home of the Young Tourism Network! We decided that our old site was starting to look a little past it, so we have spent some time rebranding and updating to 2013 standards. Some of the new features you will notice on this site are: Members section Online membership purchasing and renewal. Job board More news and photos. Over the next few weeks all of our current members will be sent their login details
  • Posted on 30 Oct 2013
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