Another month, another fantastic Victorian Tourism Industry Council Mixer! This month’s mixer was held at DoubleTree by Hilton, in their Platform 270 Bar. DoubleTree was a fantastic location for the mixer, with an atmosphere that reflects DoubleTree’s Flinders Street location.
Robert Ratcliffe and the team at VTIC gathered another diverse crowd, full of tour operators, event coordinators and hotel managers. As always it was great to mingle with the Tourism Industry and to hear about many wonderful businesses.
I was excited to hear about the Victorian Tourism Conference. The conference was an opportunity for the Tourism Industry to showcase the wonders that Victoria has to offer. VTIC distributed a number of packets that were initially for the delegates of the conference. These packets contained a number of offers for tourist destinations in Victoria. This really highlighted the sheer amount of things to do in Victoria if you look for them.
The food was also another home run, with options to suit everyone with a variety of cuisines and vegetarian options. A particular favourite were the Beef Empanadas.
As with last month, Robert devised a fantastic way for attendees to break the ice. This month he was offering playing cards to each person. Then later in the evening we were encouraged to find people with the same suit as our own card. Helping attendees to break the ice is always a thing I like to see at networking events and the way VTIC do it is always very entertaining.
I thoroughly enjoyed this month’s VTIC mixer and will definitely be attending the Mixer in September.
Things to Note
- Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 270 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
- Highlight: The enthusiasm of the VTIC staff
- Cost: Free
- Hot Tip: The best place to discover Victoria’s hidden tourism gems
- Venue: 4.5/5
- Catering: 5/5
- Speaker: N/A
- Networking Opportunity: 5/5