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President     Jim McInerney  president@tga.org.au   0417 123 178

Vice  President    Jytte Ranjel  vice-president@tga.org.au  0414 353 101

Treasurer    Paul Perrottet    treasurer@tga.org.au

Secretary   Michelle Jago    secretary@tga.org.au  0450 965 646

Membership  Secretary   Catherine Cardinet  membership@tga.org.au  0419 007 823

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  • Tien Nguyen
  • Katy Pavlova
  • Michele Jago
  • Peter Brearley
  • James McFarlane
  • Betty Franklin

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2021 TGA Industry Day

Tour Guides Australia is excited to invite you to an Industry Day

Day 1 of 2 – Wednesday 29 September 2021 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

Day 2 of 2 – Thursday 18 November 2021 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM 

This is a day when we come together right across Australia to celebrate our profession and be inspired about the future of our profession.

We have an amazing line-up of presenters who represent organisations that influence the work of guides and tour operators at a national level.

Our first session is a not-to-missed virtual tour ‘Around the Grounds’ to discover the resilience and adaptability of guides and operators working in our major regions and their perspectives on the future of guiding.

We will hear from key leaders in the tourism industry:

  • Ashleigh Bartley, Specialist Aboriginal Tourism – Visit Victoria
  • Claire Nuthall, Account Manager Cruise – Akorn Australia & New Zealand
  • Rob Dougan, Tourism Australia – Executive General Manager, Strategy & Research
  • Samantha Palmer, General Manager,  Austrade – Visitor Economy & Clients Program Division.
  • Jessica Keen, Australian Tourism Export Council – National Industry Development & Capability Manager
  • Aluschca Ritchie – World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations – President

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, to look forward and to connect with colleagues.

Wherever you are, we look forward to you joining us.

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Industry Day Program

Guided tour of the Fire Services Museum

POSTPONED EVENT – TBA  

Located in the former HQ of the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade, the award winning Fire Services Museum Victoria, was opened in 1979.

The Museum includes a collection of over 10,000 fire related items collected both nationally and internationally and includes Country Fire Authority, Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Fire Rescue Victoria fire appliances, personnel histories, memorabilia and associated items.

Afterwards, join us for a networking lunch at Sir Osborn Cafe on the ground floor of Orica House, 1 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne.

INFORMATION & REFUNDS 

MENTORING HOLMESGLEN TOUR GUIDING STUDENTS

Joy Vandoske, tour guide trainer at Holmesglen TAFE in Melbourne, is looking for mentor tour guides to act as guests for the tours that her students are delivering for an assessment project.

Guides are also asked to provide some encouraging and constructive feedback to the students.  An excellent opportunity to nurture our future profession!  Please contact Joy to join a mailing list so she can contact you when this activity is re-scheduled – joy.vandoske@holmesglen.edu.au