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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

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

Diploma Tourism Students Sustainable Tour Beechworth week 8

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Our Diploma of Tourism students ventured by 25 seater bus with Teacher drivers  Adrian Hart, George Vajda & John O’Donnell  to Beechworth on two separate excursions Monday 31st August to Tuesday 1st September & Thursday 3rd to Friday 4th  September.

They analysed the sustainability of nine individual tourism businesses and experiences. The students were to audit the social ,environmental and economic benefits of the businesses actions.

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Tourism students’ fieldtrip to Werribee Zoo

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On Monday, 31 August, the Tourguiding Elective students travelled by train and bus to Werribee Zoo to observe the guides’ skills and techniques. Students also evaluated the guiding aids (eg maps, signage, electronic aids, etc), the layout as well as facilities and services for disabled people. They also looked at the effectiveness of Apps such as Biodeversity Us and Open Access Excursions which is an interactive app with Auslan (Australian Sign Language).  Spring was in the air which made it a great afternoon.

Round the Bay we go!

Tuesday the 18th August was the date for the tourism and tour guiding students trip “Around the Bay”.

We set off in drizzly rain, but managed to have clear skies by the time we reached Avalon Airport. The manager of the airport, Terry Bright, spoke to the students about all things “small airport” whilst he showed us around the various facilities. One or two hiccups with security later ( thanks to some aerosol cans etc) we were back on the bus to head to Queenscliff.Continue reading

ABC film New Cal Student in Melbourne

Our Advanced Diploma of Tourism class had a very special guest Caroline Lafargue, a French Journalist working for the ABC International division. Caroline joined our Tourism Products and Business Planning class to shoot a TV profile story on Elodie Taramoin a New Caledonian student studying Tourism at William Angliss.

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