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Dear Globetrotter,

When I started this journey back in 1970, Goway was a one-man company operating out of a small apartment in Toronto. Today, we have over 600 team members working across three continents. We’re also marking an exciting new chapter for Goway with a completely new look, and an incredible new goway.com to serve you better. 

Consider this website your window into the world. As you explore its pages, you’ll discover inspirational stories, expert advice, and unforgettable trip ideas to over 100 countries worldwide. 

Remember that every Goway vacation is tailor-made. Join us on this new journey, and when you’re ready for your own adventure, get in touch. We’d love to help turn your travel dreams into reality.

Bruce Hodge 
Founder & President 

Pictured: Bruce visits a colony of king penguins in the Falkland Islands

Bruce Hodge, Founder and President of Goway Travel
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A Timeline of Goway

Goway Travel was founded in Toronto in 1970 by Bruce Hodge, a young Australian economist who moved to Canada to follow his dreams. He forged a passion for travel during a short stint as a tour guide in England. 

Bruce worked evenings in a peanut butter factory to make cash flow and grew the company to promote European Camping Tours for 18 to 30-somethings, Adventures in Australia, and Overland Expeditions across Asia and Africa. By the late 70s, Goway had become a pioneer operator of overland camping tours across the Americas, providing “Young Adult Adventures.” 

In the following decades, we have established ourselves as a global influence. While the travel industry endured major challenges, our strong foundations allowed Goway to forge ahead. We continually innovated, invested in new technology, and challenged the status quo. Bruce’s wife, son, and daughter have played key roles in our growth. 

Our mission has always been to help our clients realize their travel dreams. We’ve listened as your travel styles and bucket lists have evolved, and you’ve become true Globetrotters. Today, we are an industry-leading, global travel company. We’re powered by a 600-person team utilizing cutting-edge technology. We traded camping tours for 4 and 5-star tailor-made travel experiences to over 100 countries around the world. 

Read more about our milestones over the decades: 

An early Goway office from the 1970s

• Bruce Hodge immigrates to Canada and starts Goway Travel in a shared apartment

• We are the first to sell and operate overland camping tours in Canada & America

• We print our very first brochures, promoting 

• Telegram reservations are replaced by our first telex machine 

• We move into an office of our very own 

• We begin South American overland tours with a bus imported from Britain

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