Midland’s Robyn Hewitt has taken a winding road through the tourism and hospitality industry to her current position as the Program Assistant for RTO7. Her first tourism jobs were at a golf course in Midland and as a server at a local harbourfront restaurant. Later she completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism at Ryerson University. After graduation, Hewitt worked for Real Star Hospitality and later worked her way up in the Sales and Marketing department at Marriott Hotels, working on site at the Courtyard Marriott in Toronto.
With the pandemic changing the hotel landscape and with a young family to consider, Hewitt and her family made the move back to her hometown. Soon after, she began her remote position with RTO7. “The nice thing about working for a small organization is there’s always opportunity to learn and grow,” says Hewitt. “I really enjoy encouraging people to have travel adventures and get out of their backyards to experience different destinations.”
Ryerson University, Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism Management
First Tourism Job:
Golf course in Midland and serving at a waterfront restaurant there
Program Assistant for RTO7/BruceGreySimcoe
Years in the Tourism Industry:
You can’t go from the frontline to a career in tourism
Why would you recommend this path to someone?
You can bring your experience back to your hometown and enjoy the option to work remotely—which adds up to more flexibility and more family time.