The 2010 Pre State Election Friends of Tourism Breakfast to be held on 11 August at the Park Hyatt Melbourne.
The Friends of Tourism Breakfast is an opportunity for the tourism industry to meet and network with Members of Parliament who comprise the Government Friends of Tourism group and to hear an industry update from the Minister.
Proudly supported by Prime Television, Business Events Victoria and Destination Melbourne Ltd, the Pre State Election Friends of Tourism Breakfast is designed for businesses directly involved or associated with Victoria’s tourism and events industry. The Breakfast provides the industry with an opportunity to meet and network with Victorian Members of Parliament and hear from the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Hon. Tim Holding MP.
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July 30, 2010 at 8:35 am | General | No comment
The 2010 Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Summit will be held in Warrnambool, 4 to 6 August. The Summit aims to bring delegates three days of excellent networking, professional development and a chance to expand their knowledge about what there is to see and do in this beautiful part of Victoria.
The Visitor Information Centre Summit is designed specifically for Visitor Information Centre managers and staff members. The Summit has become the most important event on the Visitor Information Centre professional development calendar. It provides a chance for delegates to learn, network, share information and continually improve.
Registration close – Wednesday 28th July, 2010.
For more information visit http://www.tourismalliance.com.au/tourismalliance/index.html.
July 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm | General | No comment
Sea All Dolphin Swims have undertaken a great initiative to work with Life Saving Victoria to bring their water safety training in-house and to raise the standards of training opportunities for local companies.
The month of June saw Sea All Dolphin Swims taking a break from Dolphin and Seal swims, delving into the delivery of First Aid training for the first time. The Queenscliff eco-tourism provider delivered their inaugural Level 2 First Aid course & CPR update to great acclaim, with the new Queenscliff Harbour providing the perfect backdrop for participants.
“We’re pretty excited” said Sea All Dolphin Swims Team Leader Monique Bregman. “Working out on the water as we do, we have a responsibility to be at the top of out game when it comes to water safety. Rather than continually sending our staff away for training in first aid and water safety, we made the decision to work with Life Saving Victoria and develop our skills in-house instead.”
This training and the subsequent certification is backed by Life Saving Victoria (LSV), the body responsible for the prevention of aquatic-related death and injury throughout Victoria. LSV holds the vision that all Victorians should be able to learn water safety, swimming and resuscitation, and be provided with safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues.
“It’s a great partnership”, continued Ms Bregman. “It means we can tailor our training to our own needs, with an emphasis on scenarios involving the water, or the coastal environment at large. Alternatively, we can tailor it perfectly to our clients’ needs. We’ve always strived to follow best-practice principles in the area of safety whilst out on Port Phillip Bay, but what we’re doing now is taking that to a whole new level. Rather than simply meeting industry standards when it comes to safety, we are looking to raise the bar and help establish them”.
“In the coming months we’ll be offering training opportunities ranging from CPR updates to Level 2 First Aid, and even a Bronze Medallion course. A good number of other local companies have already booked their staff in and we’re expecting lots more in the coming weeks… it’s going to be a busy winter for us!”.
For more information on Sea All Dolphin Swims and upcoming opportunities in First Aid training, please contact Monique at email@example.com or (03) 5258 3889.
July 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm | General | No comment
The Young Tourism Network (YTN) held a very successful professional development event on Wednesday 30th June where over 70 participants discovered the who’s who of the Victorian Tourism Industry.
With a great selection of speakers including Greg Hywood – Tourism Victoria, Todd Blake – VECCI, Kathy Alexander – City of Melbourne, Chris Buckingham – Destination Melbourne and Tim Sullivan – MCVB the participants learnt what the various roles and responsibilities are of the various organisations, where the roles overlapped and how it is important for all Victorian businesses to continue to work together to further strengthen our industry.
After hearing from the industry leaders and having individual questions answered YTN encouraged participants to network further with informal drinks and nibbles.
Chris Buckingham explaining the roles and functions of Destination Melbourne
The panel of speakers answering individual questions
Aaron Kyriazis making the most of the networking opportunity with Tim Sullivan and Todd Blake
July 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm | General | No comment
We would like to warmly welcome Annika Hoffmann to the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program as Assistant Accreditation Officer. Annika replaces Sarah Stephenson, who has pursued further opportunities at Australian Pacific Touring.
Annika did work placement at ATAP whilst studying at William Angliss and we were so impressed with her, we thought we’d bring her back!
Annika has an Advanced Diploma in Tourism and an Advanced Diploma in Business Management, and also enjoys playing music and watching Carlton win in her spare time.