Today the Wine Tourism students show cased white and red wines from all over the world and Travel got involved. We tasted wine from South Australia, Tasmania and Travel’s favourite – Chile.
Well done to all the Wine Tourism students!
The Advanced Diploma of Tourism student’s enjoyed a superb presentation from the Marketing team from Melbourne Sea Life plus a guided tour that included a behind the scenes look at the operational side of the Aquarium.
The Education Supervisor Cheryl Laks organised the Marketing manager Sofie and PR Executive Katharyn Polan to talk about the range of marketing activities undertaken to generate customer awareness and visitation at the Aquarium. Cheryl highlighted the importance of the customer experience for all visitors.
The Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium Marketing session provided a very unique experience to understand the use of public relations in marketing a Tourism attraction.
This week the travel students are gearing up for the end of semester consultations!
The aim of the travel consultation is to get the students ready for industry. The expectation is that the travel students will complete a full travel consultation from the initial meet and greet, getting to know their client and their holidays needs, quoting their clients holiday and then presenting the quote back their client.
The students are now in full travel agent mode. Researching their destinations… Reviewing the full sales process… And next week – a mock consultation with me! From this consultation, the travel students will be given the opportunity to show off their destination knowledge and to refine their sales skills.
My name is Monique, I’m 18 years old and I have been in the travel industry as a travel agent for over a year. In February this year I completed my Certificate III in Travel as a trainee through William Angliss Institute and I am now a fully qualified travel agent.
Since being a travel agent I have been on a familiarisation to Fiji, travelled to Vanuatu with my family, Thailand on a Contiki tour (where the photo of me on an elephant was taken) and some domestic travel within Australia which includes the helloworld Frontliners conference to Adelaide.
Being a travel agent is never boring! There is always something new to learn because this industry is always changing. Every day you are selling someone a new destination; one minute you’ll be selling a South Pacific cruise then you’ll jump across to another part of the world to sell someone a tour of India!
There’s always something interesting to look forward to whether it’s an in store film night, supplier breakfast, a holiday or famil to pack for, or a competition/incentive to win. The photo of my team and I was for the Qantas Holidays ‘In the Picture’ competition. For this competition we had to take a photo of the team with a Qantas Holidays logo or brochure and the most interesting photo went in the draw to win a set of suitcases. We got very creative for this competition and pretended that we were at the beach so we got busy moving furniture, getting beach props and posing with our tropical Qantas Holidays brochures!! It was a very entertaining afternoon and definitely worth all the hard work because we ended up winning!!
If you’re passionate about travel then I definitely recommend studying to become a travel agent! It’s such a rewarding and exciting job.
Article by Carlene Harlock – Angliss Travel Traineeship Coordinator
Did you know that the Angliss Travel department also provides training for trainees travel agents who are completing the Certificate III in Travel while working?
A traineeship is similar to an apprenticeship and is established when an employer contacts WAI, asking us to provide training for a new employee who does not have a travel industry qualification. The trainee undertakes training and assessment tasks through Moodle and is also assessed when visited in the workplace by a WAI trainer.Continue reading →
GOODBYE and THANK YOU FIJI!
On Friday (15th May), Travel 'gave back' and had to the opportunity to participate on the Shangri-La Fijian's Community Outreach Program where they visited the Cuvu District Primary School. Travel was hosted by Shangri-La Management and the Principal of Cuvu District Primary and were brought around the school to have a look at the classrooms and the facilities of the school. Travel also left donations of school supplies for the children.Continue reading →
Eleven tourism students from our Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs and teacher John O’Donnell ventured from Wellington to the South island via the inter-islandander ferry and discovered the delight of the picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound. The twelve day journey into discovering the sustainable world of tourism in NZ had begun. This included a wide range of sustainable low impact activities:
Yesterday Travel enjoyed their day out on Mana Island. The day started off with an inspection at South Sea Cruises in Port Denarau, where the students listened to a presentation about the South Sea Cruises fleet and the different products offered to clients wanting an island experience.
Tour Guiding Students have been busy visiting and experiencing a variety of Tours and attractions as “tourists” to prepare for their forthcoming assessment tours.
Ballarat and the Heritage Buildings were welcome on such a cold day.Continue reading →
On the 5th of May stage one tourism students went on their overnight trip to Philip Island with Bunyip Tours. Despite predictions of hail, everyone was in good spirits and we managed to have lovely sunshine for most of our time at Moonlit Sanctuary where feeding and patting the animals was top of the agenda.Continue reading →