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Search on for Australia’s next generation of tourism leaders
Australia’s tourism industry is seeking out the the next top tourism leaders to take part in the Australian Tourism Export Council’s 2017 Emerging Leaders of Inbound Tourism Excellence (ELITE) Program.
Following hugely successful programs in 2015 and 2016, ATEC is searching for the next group of individuals who are passionate about the export tourism industry and are looking to build the skills to be a tourism leader of the future.
Announcing the initiative, ATEC Managing Director Peter Shelley stated “the ELITE program provides emerging tourism leaders with a platform to extend their industry knowledge, develop leadership skills and create the relationships that will cement their career.
“This program is open to people from across all sectors of the export tourism community - from inbound tour operators, national/state/regional tourism bodies, tourism SMEs, and large national companies, accommodation, transport or touring.
“We look for a range of skills, experience and knowledge and participants get to work collaboratively on real-world industry opportunities, putting the knowledge they gain into action.
“Participants not only get to enhance their leadership skills, they get the support of a senior industry mentor who has been a long-term leader of tourism exports, providing invaluable guidance and advice along with way.”
Tourism Australia is supporting ELITE for the second year running and has been highly involved across all aspects of the program since its inception with a number of their own emerging leaders taking part in the program.
This year another five Tourism Australia team members will be chosen to participate as emerging leaders and a number of senior Tourism Australia staff will act as mentors.
Tourism Australia Managing Director John O'Sullivan stated “our industry has really hit its straps in recent years and I'd argue there's never been a better time for young people to consider a career in tourism.
"Having witnessed some of our own staff go through the program, and seen the hugely positive impact it has had on their personal and professional development, I can't recommend this emerging leadership pathway more highly.”
ELITE 2017 invites early to mid-career emerging leaders with two to three years industry experience, to apply for the program. While there is no age limit for this program, the total intake will be limited.
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Image (from left): ATEC Chairman, Denis Pierce; ATEC National Manager – Industry Development & Education, Jennifer Bruce and Tourism Australia’s John O'Sullivan.
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