As domestic and international travel bounces back from the effects of the pandemic, year 9 World of Business students had an opportunity to rethink the way we travel in 2022 and beyond. The students entered into the Future of Travel Youth Design Challenge, finalists will be announced at the end of November 2022.
Between 2019-2020, Australians spent over $64 billion on overseas travel. As domestic and international travel bounces back from the effects of the pandemic, there are ample opportunities to rethink the way we travel in 2022 and beyond. Everybody wants to have great travel experiences. But making that happen isn’t always easy in a post pandemic world and for some people, and some places, it might not even be possible.
Our challenge for the students was: “How might we create innovative solutions to design the Future of Travel?”
In this challenge Flight Centre Travel Group is the key sponsor encouraging young people to explore the five key challenge themes:
- Sustainability: How might we make travel more sustainable in order to protect our world?
- Inclusion and Accessibility: How might we increase inclusivity, access and affordability of travel?
- Culture and Identity: How might we enable travel to express and advocate for culture?
- Regional and Rural Development: How might we increase tourism to regional and rural Australia to engage and support local communities?
- Technology: How might we help travellers make better choices or improve their experience? Bringing tech and tourism together to improve people’s journeys
To find out more about our student contributions please see the student entries at the following links:
Fresh and wild travel packs
Two of these groups have been shortlisted: Fresh and wild travel packs and Data mates have been shortlisted as two of the top ideas across 150 entries in the 15-21 years category. Scarlett Brammy, Ella Dean, Annabel Keermen, Mia Threadgold, and Mia Penhall will attend an exclusive showcase and ‘fireside chat’ on 23 November where they will pitch their ideas to the judges. We wish you the best of luck with this exciting opportunity.
Another group have been shortlisted in the 10-14 years category for their idea: Rural Photography. This group included: Niamh Gottschutzke, Aurelia Young and Alex Stock.
The challenge was a fun and interesting way for the students to learn about business innovation.
Teacher Business Innovation