WHO ARE WE?
Adventure Tourism Victoria (ATV) is a new generation, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to support the adventure tourism market in the state of Victoria. We actively work alongside like-minded organisations in this sector across Australia including BOA NSW & Adventure Queensland.
We seek to support our sector via the following methods:
1. Support business in the sector through ongoing training and support. Our executive committee is comprised of a talented group of dedicated industry professionals with decades of support in accommodation management, tour operations, travel agent businesses, car rentals and a range of other organisations.
2. Lobby government at a local, state & national levels in support of the wider adventure tourism sector. Key points that we plan on lobbying include rising visa costs of working holiday visas, ongoing negative media coverage of the sector, farm worker exploitation, expansion of working holiday program to emerging countries & illegal lodgings and subletting undercutting legal hostels.
3. Provide industry professionals with an annual calendar of networking & social events that would include membership drink nights, industry training workshops and of course an annual gala ball!
Meet the teaM
Founder of Dot Travel HQ, Lisanna runs a completely online travel agency focused on Dutch, Germans and Latin Americans traveling to Australia. She’s a hard worker and likes to get stuff done.
General manager from Base St Kilda, and the Nomads & Base industries Alex knows what its like to be involved with many different companies. He’s got years of experience in the industry and has a passion for Victoria.
Starting out as a travel agent, Cass has ventured further into the hostel industry. As a operations assistant at YHA Ltd she knows precisely what need to be done to make everything run smoothly.
European at heart, Kris found his calling Australia and is now working as Deputy Manager for YHA Melbourne Central. He’s always been good with numbers, so we decided to trust him with ours!
The rest of the AWESOME committee consists of:
Kerry Tate (Get Lost Travel Group), Keiran Sullivan (Jucy Rentals) Adam Ogle (Welcome to Travel) Raph Kozminsky (Cloud Beds), Suzie Taylor (YHA), Raymond Atchinson (Stray) and John O’Sullivan (101 Walks).