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It’s International Women’s Month: Meet WIB Council Member Pam Blauvelt from Discover Newport, R.I.

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It's International Women's Month: Meet WIB Council Member Pam Blauvelt from Discover Newport, R.I.

Name: Pam Blauvelt
Company: Discover Newport, R.I.
City, State: Newport, R.I.
Years in the Industry: 15+ years

How did you first get involved in the industry?

My first internship in college was in hotel sales, my degree was in Travel and Hotel Management. I wasn’t sure where my path would lead but it was the right fit and I stayed in the hotel sales industry, throughout New England, for about 10 years.

Who has inspired your career?

One of my mentors is our CEO at Discover Newport, Evan Smith! He has a true passion for hospitality and tourism and inspired my career. I had the privilege to work with him at the start of my career in Connecticut and joined Discover Newport in 2019.

What has been the greatest challenge/opportunity in your career?

The greatest opportunity was coming to Newport and return to hotel sales after being out of the industry for almost 20 years. We raised our two daughters in Connecticut, and I worked in education and a lot of volunteering, until they were in college. I realized I was ready to return to the hotel/tourism industry and follow my dream in Newport.

What advice would you give to others about working in this industry?

My advice is to follow your dreams and where your passion lies. One thing to remember is family first.

Why is it important for you to belong to Women in Buses Council?

It’s been a great opportunity to network with many members in different industries and keep learning something new all the time. I feel it will make me a better partner and member!

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