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Whatever your style, see it your way!

Gads Student Talk - IMG_0019EMBRACE THE BIZARRE! Today Travel welcomed Greg, Global Purpose Specialist – Sales Manager for G Adventures.

Who is G Adventures you ask? They are the small group adventure specialists with over 25 years experience in the industry. They have over 650 tours to choose from that delivery an authentic, cultural and sustainable travel experience. With their youngest traveller at 5 years old, there’s a tour for everyone!

The travel students sat in awe as Greg started his talk on the history of G Adventures and their inspirational founder Bruce Poon Tip. Greg continued with explaining the G Adventures brand, target markets, tours styles and sharing his own G travel experiences.Continue reading

Back in the Day….

Cultural Heritage and the story telling used to share this knowledge is an important skill in a Tour Guide’s “skill set.” Tour Guiding Students traveled to Sandringham to learn about the early settlers of this suburb. The first land division was  bought by Joshua Holloway who named it Gypsy Village. The true origin of this name still has question marks attached to it.

A tour that had been previously been developed students from Sandringham Public School lent itself to demonstrating how information can be interpreted and presented to meet the requirements of a diverse and varied audience.Continue reading

What a way to spend your holiday….

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During the semester break the 3rd Annual Wildlife Tourism Australia Conference was held in Geelong. Several Tour Guiding Students volunteered their time helping out with general administration and organisation of each day. They also assisted with question time at the end of Presentations,  and “scribed” for the “round table” discussions. It was a busy time but one that offered access to all the delegates and speakers, providing excellent networking opportunities.Continue reading

Tourism students meet Ned Kelly before discovering life behind Bars

The T3 Tourism Advanced Diploma Tourism students discovered life in gaol for their Tourism products famils to the Old Melbourne Gaol, the City Police Watch-house and the Police Museum. The experience provided inspiration to complete an assessment task based on reviewing a Melbourne Tour product and to find out about ‘Ned Kelly’IMG_1562

The Old Melbourne Gaol is a must see Melbourne tourism experience in the CBD that provides the opportunity to walk on the blue stone footsteps in one of Australia’s most notorious gaol. The Gaol has an excellent range of interpretive signage to read and reflect on life in gaolContinue reading