Call For Leadership In The Tourism Industry

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Media Release – 13 January, 2009 

 

Call for Leadership in the Tourism Industry


People with an interest in the future of the Tourism Industry are being

asked to step up and express interest in an innovative leadership

development program for the Melbourne Tourism Industry. 


The 2009 Melbourne Tourism Industry Leadership Program (MTILP) is a

new initiative designed to grow collective leadership in the Melbourne

tourism industry.


It is open to people who can demonstrate their leadership ability and

commitment to the future of the tourism industry.


Mr Chris Buckingham Chief Executive, Destination Melbourne said: ‘We

want Melbourne to grow as an outstanding global visitor experience. We

are looking for people with vision, passion and drive to provide ongoing

leadership for the industry.’


The Melbourne Tourism Industry Leadership Program is auspiced by

Destination Melbourne and supported by Tourism Victoria, City of

Melbourne and Tourism Alliance Victoria.

‘Melbourne is a great place to visit, but we have to keep looking for new

ways of doing things. This program will support the future development of

the industry in Greater Melbourne.’  Observed Mr Buckingham

The MTILP is based on the Gippsland Tourism Industry Leadership

Program and customised to suit the specific needs of the Melbourne

Tourism Sector. Mr Buckingham said: ‘Gippsland demonstrated the value

of building leadership capability on a regional level. We are working with

their support to build a unique program for Melbourne.’  


Mr Buckingham said: ‘Our focus is on sustainability, innovation and

entrepreneurship. It is a great opportunity for personal development. If

we can help the right people develop their individual leadership skills we

are ensuring good succession planning for the tourism sector.’ 


The program runs between April and October. It involves 10 full-days of

workshops including a mid-year reflection and review, as well as two

‘residentials’ at the beginning and conclusion of the program.


Mr Buckingham concluded: ‘Selection for the program will be merit based.

If you are a member of the Tourism Industry and interested in the future

of the tourism sector then please get in touch.’


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People wanting more information should contact Destination Melbourne on



Media Representatives: Please contact Mr Chris Buckingham Chief

Executive, Destination Melbourne on 0405 518 057 for more information

 







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