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Due to the current situation with COVID-19, GOWAY has decided to postpone our Travel Bazaar.

We are currently working with our suppliers on dates in the fall and as soon as these are confirmed we will update this page.

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in the fall

GOWAY Management


A Marketplace Aimed at Connecting Like Minded Travel Professionals Looking To Grow Their Business

You are invited to join the Goway experts to learn more about our exciting destinations.

Since 1970, Goway Travel has been inspiring Globetrotters to discover new destinations, expand­ing to become a leader in travel experiences covering Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America, along with idyllic islands and polar destinations around the world.

Constantly evolving, Goway remains privately owned, coupling expert knowledge with a personal touch that keeps Globetrotters returning again and again. As one of the leading tour operators in North America, we want to help you sell to your clients & find their inner Globetrotter.

· The Concept:
How to sell to Globetrotters and become an expert travel agent in booking all Goway Destinations.

· The Format:
In depth Destination Training Sessions. A Supplier Trade Show, Dinner with a presentation.

· Dates:
East Coast: 14 – 18 September 2020
West Coast: 28 September – 02 October 2020

· Why Participate:
To learn all about all the Products and Customized Tours, along with all the booking skills associated in being able to sell long haul “exotic” destinations.

Program & Registration

Come and meet the General Managers and Vice Presidents of each of our divisions and learn more about Goway’s exciting destinations and what Goway can do to help grow your business.


Choose your location/date for registration:

East Coast

September 14, 2020 – Atlanta, GA

September 15, 2020 – Washington, DC

September 16, 2020 – New York, NY

September 17, 2020 – Chicago, IL

September 18, 2020 – Toronto, ON


West Coast

March 30, 2020 – Houston, TX

March 31, 2020 – San Diego, CA

April 01, 2020 – San Jose, CA

April 02, 2020 – Seattle, WA

April 03, 2020 – Vancouver, BC

Speakers

Goway’s Travel Bazaar will have a great line up of Speakers presenting the breadth of all the destinations Goway has to offer.


Shirley Rourke

Shirley Rourke

Vice President, South Pacific

I’ve traveled extensively throughout all of Goway’s destinations, but the Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific islands and Asia are definitely my favourite.

John McGonigle

John McGonigle

Business Development Manager North & and South USA

John has been telling stories about his travel experiences for more than thirty years as a featured speaker at various industry trade shows, conferences and the occasional mirror.

Kathi Scott

Kathi Scott

Business Development Manager Mid-Atlantic USA

Kathi has continued to explore the continent in the East, the West and Southern Africa as well many countries worldwide over the past 30 years.

Steve Spurlock

Steve Spurlock

Business Development Manager Western USA

Steve started with Goway in 2012 and has been full time with the company since 2013. Steve has been a BDM in the travel industry for over 25 years.

Jan Lis

Jan Lis

Business Development Manager Mid Western USA

Jan brings over 30 years of travel experience to Goway. She got bit by the travel bug working in the airline industry and has remained in travel since. She was a travel consultant, worked as a sales manager for a resort chain. Her last two jobs as a BDM for tour operators have totaled 14 years.

Soran Prasad

Soran Prasad

Business Development Manager, Western Canada

Soran was born in the Fiji Islands but raised in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Soran brings 20+ years of experience in the travel industry and is responsible for key partner engagement in BC, AB, SK, YT, NT, and working with the trade to grow business to Downunder, the World’s Most Idyllic Islands, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Soran’s has managed travel agencies, sales & marketing teams, worked in product buying, operations and business development.

Aubrey Schmidt

Aubrey Schmidt

Business Development Manager, Central Canada

After finishing his business degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, Aubrey spent two years backpacking the land Downunder. On his way home back to Canada, he met an Aussie who helped him land his first job in the travel industry with Australian Pacific Touring (Goway’s preferred motor coach operator in the South Pacific). That was just shy of 20 years ago and the rest as they say is history. Today, Aubrey continues to be blessed with a career that allows him to promote Goway’s amazing array of products in destinations around the Globe.

Shamsheer “Sam” Cottar

Shamsheer “Sam” Cottar

Business Development Manager, Eastern Canada

Born and raised in Bombay, India, Sam started his Travel Career with Thomas Cook in 1990 and got to see most parts of India & some Asia including Nepal & Singapore. His wanderlust then took him to the Middle East in 1993 where he was employed in the airline industry before moving his family to Canada in 2002. Having been with Goway for the past 11, most as Team Lead for our AfricaExperts brand, Sam’s BDM role now allows him to meet those very same agents whom he helped create memorable holidays for their clients. In addition to visiting most of Africa, Sam has had the opportunity to visit Brazil & Argentina.

Moira Smith

Moira Smith

General Manager, Africa and the Middle East

From a young age, Moira had the passion to travel. South African born, she has lived in San Francisco and Toronto, and her travel map includes over 55 countries.

David Kennedy Gale

David Kennedy Gale

Reservations Manager, Africa and the Middle East

After his first trip to Africa many years ago, David knew exactly where he wanted to focus his work. After a major career change, moving from finance to travel, he hasn't looked back and is passionate about the trips he creates for his clients.

Diane Molzan

Diane Molzan

General Manager, Asia

While Diane has traveled to all 7 continents and more than 75 countries, some of her favorite things to do include eating street food in Bangkok, photographing saffron robes in the golden hour, climbing in the Himalayas and drinking sake in a late night Izakaya. No wonder she found a home as Goway’s general manager of Asia.

Don Forster

Don Forster

General Manager, Central and South America

Born in Australia and raised in Canada and Papua New Guinea, I took my first solo trip to Bali – aged just 13. Since then, my travels have taken me to every continent. I’ve backpacked in Asia, Europe, and Egypt, overlanded across East and Southern Africa, and spent 5 years behind the wheel overland driver in South and Central America, the Middle East, and India. I’m especially fond of Iceland, Peru, Patagonia, and Namibia, though my longest adventure to date has been a London to Kathmandu run via the Middle East.

Barbara Norton

Barbara Norton

Vice President, Goway GroupsOnly

Barbara is the Groups VP having worked for the company for over 36 years. In that time, she has worked as a tour director, sales representative and Groups Coordinator. As the Groups Department expanded over the years, Barbara now oversees not only all group wholesale activities including land and air customized groups but also Goway’s western office in Vancouver. Barbara has traveled extensively throughout her career including many visits to the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Her favorite “must go back to’ destinations: Papua New Guinea, Malta, Ireland and Morocco!

Richelle Emefe

Richelle Emefe

General Manager, Idyllic Islands

Richelle brings with her more than 19 years of creating once-in-a-lifetime holidays to destinations such as the South Pacific, Asia, and Idyllic Islands. She loves to travel to exotic islands around the globe and immerse herself with the local culture.

Scott Roseblade

Scott Roseblade

Vice President, Air

Scott is the Air VP having worked for the company for over 20 years. In that time, he has worked as a Goway travel consultant in our USA Desk, handling customized vacations requests for Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific; after which he moved up to a team lead, and later took over as the US Wholesale Reservation’s Manger. Scott’s next stop was managing Goway’s Air consolidation desk, where he finally ended up in his current role; oversees not only all air activities, but the entire airline portfolio from the Toronto office. Scott has traveled extensively throughout his career including many visits to the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. His favourite “must go back to’ destinations: New Zealand, Portugal, and South Africa.