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New Tourism Students Explore the city

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On Wednesday morning the Stage one tourism students headed off to Federation Square and the New location of the Koorie Heritage Trust for an exploration of some of Melbourne’s tourism locations.

Whilst it was a very Brisk morning, the group took shelter below ground exploring the Melbourne visitors information centre, and checking out the various venues and Ian Potter Centre, as well as taking in the views of the Melbourne skyline.  Once inside the new Koorie Heritage trust, one of the staff members gave us a demonstration of digeridoo playing much to the excitement of the international students amongst us.

Overall it was a fun and informative morning.

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

Stage 2 Tourism have had a very busy week

On a cold and wintry morning this week, Stage 2 Tourism students met outside the Royal Exhibition Building in preparation for undertaking a tour of Carlton Gardens and adjoining buildings and sites of historical interest. To enable students to experience a tour delivered through the medium of an App, they downloaded the MV Tours App ” Walk Through History.” This provided an opportunity for them to experience the pros and cons of such a product. The aim of the exercise being research to design their  own Apps and to become aware of the pitfalls this presented as well as the positive aspects. This generated plenty of discussion during the debrief.

The two groups then traveled to the Melbourne Zoo to see how sustainable practices are an important part of zoo management.

What the NUC?!?!

By: Carlene Harlock – Fares and Cruising Teacher

The Angliss Travel students are now doing their third week of Normal International Airfares and I think most would agree, it doesn’t seem very normal!

In the Fares class of Fridays, students are speaking a whole new language of NUCs, HIPs, Global Indicators and mileage checks. World maps are proving to be very helpful too so that students can visualise the complex itineraries that they are now learning to construct.

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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Vanuatu here we come!

All the students are buzzing with excitement since we got the confirmation this week that we are off to Vanuatu in October! This is music to everyone ears especially since it’s been so cold here in Melbourne…

This student overseas educational trip aims to give the Travel students first hand knowledge and training on Vanuatu. Vanuatu is popular with the Australian cruising market, honeymooners and also families. So from this trip, the students will be able to use what they have learnt in Vanuatu to consult with confidence when a client comes in wanting a trip to Vanuatu.

We will be working very closely with the Touring Guiding and Tourism students at APTC (Port Vila) who have started planning our activities and tours around Vanuatu.

Stay tuned!