Goway Travel was created in Toronto in 1970 by Bruce Hodge. Prior to arriving in Canada, Bruce was a research economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia; he then worked in England as a tour guide and subsequently became operations and sales manager for a London based European tour operation.
In the early years Goway specialized in fun holidays for the "under 30's" as well as overland adventure tours through Africa and Asia. This was augmented by the introduction of mini-bus tours of North America and an eight year period of operating coach tours through South America (including during the Falkland war). Goway divested its interests in AmeriCan Adventures (the mini-bus venture) in the early 90's!
Along the way, as a result of connections "Downunder", Goway evolved into one of North America's largest travel companies for the South Pacific. From modest beginnings, Goway now represents all the leading tour operators in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and the Cook Islands.
We are the only North American travel company that fully owns its own office in Australia. Goway Sydney was set up to maintain price controls and to offer additional service to travellers Downunder - a terrific help to Goway passengers during an airline strike several years ago, an airline failure and problems caused by September 11th.
Today Goway has sales and reservations offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles.
With the South Pacific covered, in the mid 1980's Goway developed a similar product line in Asia. Today Goway has programs to China, India and over 20 other countries throughout the region.
In the mid 90's, Goway introduced a full line of products for Southern, Eastern and Northern Africa to cater to the ongoing interests of our past travellers. (Bruce's wife also comes from South Africa!) Now branded AFRICAExperts this division proudly lives up to its name. They are also experts for travel to the Middle East.
Also in the mid 90's Goway introduced the IslandsEscapes brand of exotic travel ideas to the world's most idyllic Islands... Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Samui, Phuket, Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius.
In 2005 Goway purchased the specialist Adventure company AdventuresIncorporated to have a focus on the world of adventure once more. Following the same mandate as other Goway specialist divisions the adventure team offers past, present and future Goway Globetrotters an exciting range of travel ideas.
To enhance our ability to improve past clients we continue to develop new destinations as we have in 2010 for Latin America.
Over the years we honed our skills at being very proficient in designing personalized customized itineraries for independent Globetrotters. At the same time we developed exclusive fully escorted touring experiences to our main destinations called HOLIDAYS OF A LIFETIME. They carry Goway's promise "of something special".
Goway is North American based and privately owned and operated by management who care that you get what you want.
Goway is committed to providing the best valued, quality holidays available.