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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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We are looking for a passionate Social Media Intern

Are you passionate about the tourism, events or hospitality industry and LOVE social media? This is the internship opportunity tailor for you. We are looking for a student who would like to gain professional experience working with the YTN marketing and communications crew to curate social, blog and website content. The lucky applicant will join the team for 4-months (July to October). This is the perfect opportunity to meet industry members, gain hands-on experience
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Meet our new Committee Observer: Desmond John

Desmond has years of hands-on experience as a tourist, tour guide, hostel manager and event host for people visiting and new to the city. With an academic background in sociology while fluent in French and Spanish, Desmond also has experience in tourism start-ups with an emphasis on social media marketing and content. Excited by working in a growing industry in a city that will grow by 3 million by 2050,
  • Posted on 4 May 2019
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PD Event 2 – Grow and Glow

Event Wrap Up The room was buzzing at our second Young Tourism Network professional development event for the year. Students and young professionals gathered to hear from three insightful speakers. And it was all about growing and glowing in your career development. Peter Davey, Head of HR at Visit Victoria, discussed ways to perfect your CV and cover letter. His passion for leadership and team management shone through. He also provided some background
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YTN Member Kate Jobling reaps rewards at Leadership Summit

YTN member and Operations Manager at Melbourne Private Tours was the lucky winner of our giveaway to attend the Women in Travel and Tourism Leadership Summit. As part of YTN's sponsorship with Liquid Learning, Kate was nominated by her manager to attend, Kate enjoyed a few days in Sydney attending the Summit and shares her experiences here. YTN is committed to supporting future leaders in the events, hospitality and tourism
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National Volunteer Week

Celebrating our amazing volunteers! It's National Volunteer Week (NVW), 21-27 May 2018. This year, Volunteering Australia​ announced the theme - Give a little, Change a lot - to represent the millions of volunteers nation-wide who make a significant impact in their communities, industries and on society, by giving a little of their time. The Young Tourism Network committee is made up of passionate industry professionals - all of whom volunteer their time outside
  • Posted on 23 May 2018
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PD Event 1 – Tourism in the World Wide Web

“Be Excellent!“ That was the message that greeted the participants who attended Young Tourism Network’s first professional development event of 2018. It was a message that rang true throughout the night as those in attendance heard from Despina Karatzias and Lindsay Goding on the importance of understanding how to market yourself and your business to the world through the world wide web. Held at Victoria University’s city campus, the evening kicked of
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