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What’s ahead for travel and tourism and what that means for new tourism professionals?

Students and professionals joined YTN on Wednesday 18 July 2021 to hear three speakers respond to “The Big Question”— Will tourism return to how it was before the pandemic or has it been forever disrupted? The event’s speakers offered insights to changes, challenges and future outlooks from three different perspectives from within  the industry: entrepreneurial/tour guiding, academic/digital learning and business recovery/public sector services. LISTEN to a short recap of our favourite
  • Posted on 9 Sep 2021
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Young Voices in Tourism Report highlights need for rethink on engaging young people in tourism sector.

A report released today by Young Tourism Network and Regeneration Projects has highlighted that young people felt they experienced significantly worse outcomes through 2020 compared to others in the tourism, hospitality and events industry. This has led to young people being more likely to dissuade someone from working in the visitor economy, rather than recommending working in tourism, events or hospitality. The report was developed following engagement with 190 young people in
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Trusted Advisor Program 2021

The Young Tourism Network (YTN) is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2005 with the aim to provide 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 the 2020
  • Posted on 17 May 2021
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Adapting to the Year 2020 – A Story of Resilience, Determination and Collaboration – Part 2

The student perspective Written by Maddie Stephen (Tourism Student at William Angliss) I have always, well, for as long as I can remember, had a passion for food and travel. During high school my favourite subjects always included anything to do with food, so when I was able to attend classes at William Angliss as part of my VET Hospitality subject, I knew I was heading in the right direction. Having completed
  • Posted on 23 Apr 2021
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Adapting to the Year 2020 – A Story of Resilience, Determination and Collaboration – Part 1

The teacher perspective Written by Jess Derham (Tourism Lecturer at William Angliss) I still remember the first tutorial I ever took, the first class that I stepped into. I was so nervous, it was 2005, I was 22, completing my Honours Degree in Tourism Management at Latrobe University. I got such an exciting feeling when I finished my first class, I could not wait for my next one. I never thought I
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Trusted Advisor – Session 5: Business Development

“Some people went home and played hairdresser, I went home and played travel agent”   2019, Oct. 16 - YTN’s 2019 Trusted Advisor Program held its last session Tuesday morning in Melbourne CBD with Expedia Group, Senior Market Manager, Clare West. West talked about the journey that brought her to where she is today in the tourism industry (not quite what she had in mind when she first entered the scene, but that
  • Posted on 25 Oct 2019
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Join YTN on our regional famil to Ballarat

We have never done this before and we are very excited to announce our first regional famil to one of Victoria's most popular regions: Ballarat. We have partnered up with a group of local businesses to enjoy a beautiful spring day by the countryside to learn more about what tourism in Ballarat is all about and what opportunities there are for emerging professionals in the region. For non-members, the full price is $70
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YTN Kicks Off 2019 Trusted Advisor Program

YTN began our 2019 Trusted Advisor Program (TAP) Wednesday evening with a Meet and Greet at Georges on Collins for advisors and advisees in this year’s program. We are excited to welcome five professionals and five students to the program, which consists of five coaching sessions that are designed to give students a better understanding of tourism sectors and engage with leaders in the industry. The event Wednesday evening allowed leaders and
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Meet our new Events Intern: Chloe Crew

Chloe has done a lot of volunteer experience in events and loves to attend many events to learn more about the industry and take note of how creativity is formed according to the event. She began with a community-based event in Frankston, 'Christmas Festival of Lights'. She is a big music lover and has loved volunteering at music festivals such as Falls Festival in Lorne, St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Footscray,
  • Posted on 3 Jul 2019
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Getting to know our Industry Partners: Lucy Woodward, Sealife

We recently met with Lucy Woodward from Sea Life to talk about her journey in the tourism industry, her current role and some of the challenges she faces. Keep reading to find out more!  How did you come to work in the tourism industry? I have always been interested in tourism, when I was younger I wanted to be an air hostess. I studied Business and Tourism at University in the UK which
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