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IMG_6982_WAI SEM 2 2016

Welcome to our Semester 2 Travel Students…

The Semester 2 Travel Students have hit the ground running! With Galileo completed, they have started Sales, Fares, Australian Destinations and they are busy putting together their travel presentations for next week. The topic – their Travel Bucket Lists!

And today their t-shirts came…

Stay tuned as we bring you the latest news from Travel!

 

Aboriginal Heritage Walk & site visit to the Stamford Plaza… another busy week for the tour guiding students!

The tour guides had a busy week visiting the Stamford Plaza on Little Collins Street to discuss how they deal with arriving and departing tour groups incl. OH&S issues.  Students were shown the various facilities and some rooms.  Thank you to all the staff involved!

Stamford Plaza Famil_Aug16

They also joined the Aboriginal Heritage Walk of the Royal Botanical Gardens where Ben shared his wealth of knowledge regarding various uses of plants and seasons and the importance of sustainability.  But not before the welcome to land through a tanderrum ( smoking ceremony using Cherry Ballart (Ballee), Red River Gum (Biel) and Silver Wattle (Muyan)).

Tanderrum_RBG

Students were able to gain invaluable product knowledge and see the importance of structuring tour commentaries through the use of introduction of a common theme, delivering in big chunks, using interpretation and props, just to name a few tools. Another successful outing.

Ben, Botanical Gardens Melbourne
Ben, indigenous TG at the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne, with the language / clan map showcasing how multi-cultural Australia has always been…

 

Birgitta March