William Angliss Institute Tourism and Travel

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Famils to 3 different hotel types in CBD

Our tourism students went on 3 site visits, known as ‘famils’, to gain product knowledge. On our list were the St. Jerome’s Hotel, known for its luxury urban camping.  It has 20 luxurious tents on the rooftop of Melbourne Central and despite the 38 degrees outside, they felt very comfortable as they are air-conditioned.  Luke gave us a comprehensive tour to talk about the amenities and services on offer.

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China Study Tour 2016

The China Study tour for 2016 for Advanced Diploma & Diploma of Tourism students will include Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. Each major city destination will have specific cultural and historical appeal. Importantly this Tourism Study tour is an excellent opportunity to really experience and understand China and its key tourism destinations,

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Words from our Travel Coordinator…

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Our Travel Coordinator, George posted this via the WAI-APTC Travel & Hospitality Professionals’ page on Facebook:

I would like to thank all the crew from APTC for providing us with a wonderful week which I hope many of my students won’t forget. From the moment we arrived your warm welcome and smile was the start of a great week. Your arrangements throughout the week was first class, and professionally handled and you were all a credit to yourselves and APTC. Thank you for everything you did, you can all be proud of your achievements, and I wish you all the very best when you finish your course and good luck for where ever it may lead you. You all have so much to give the Tourism Industry and I know you will all do well. I look forward to catching up with all of you over the years in my travels, when you are all in industry. Thank you and Good Luck to you all.

– George Vajda, Coordinator – Travel & Aviation, William Angliss Institute

© All photos by Dan Siriman, 2015

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

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1 week until Vanuatu and counting!

The semester 2 students are counting down the days until their departure to Vanuatu in about a weeks time. This trip to Vanuatu is part of their travel studies and in the travel industry we call this a “Famil” short for Familiarisation Trip.

While in Vanuatu, the students will work closely with the APTC students who have organised this trip for our tourism and travel students. The aim of this trip is to provide students with first hand destination information and therefore be able to sell Vanuatu to clients. So no doubt the students will be taking it all in as the spend a week in the South Pacific.

Stay tuned as we post daily updates and pictures of their Famil!