Management change-ups at Goway: Rourke, Saba and Norton
from L to R: Shirley Rourke, Anthony Saba, Barbara Norton 

Management change-ups at Goway: Rourke, Saba and Norton

TORONTO — Goway is heading into its 52nd year with some change-ups in management.

“All areas of our company have been refreshed and revitalized,” says Bruce Hodge, Goway’s Founder and President.

Hodge also announced the first of Goway’s planned changes to its senior management team.

Shirley Rourke, after leading the Downunder/South Pacific division, has been promoted to the position of Vice President Groups Only.

Anthony Saba will be promoted to Vice President Downunder/South Pacific from his role of General Manager, Reservations.

Barbara Norton will retire as Vice President Groups Only (Goway’s perennial division of the year) in 2022 after a 38-year career with Goway.

Hodge says the moves will be gradual but will officially take effect Jan. 1, 2022, in preparation for Goway’s new financial year starting April 1, 2022. Norton will stay on until at least April to assist with the transition as well as to work with Rourke to reinvent Goway’s Holidays of a Lifetime program, which will be incorporated into the refreshed Groups Only division.

More changes to the new Goway 50+ management team will be announced in the coming months as the world continues to open up.

Hodge says Goway Travel used the business downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to reinvent itself for the next half-century.

The company marked its 50th anniversary in 2020.

“To make our Destination Specialists better experts and our varied product line more attractive and easier to sell, we have invested heavily in new technologies, which includes a new online training program and a brand new, customized reservation system,” says Hodge.

Last month Goway also released a brand new, interactive digital travel brochure called ‘Your Next Journey: The Best of Goway Travel’. For the first time ever, travel ideas from across all of Goway’s destination regions have been included in one brochure with a brand new design and simplified presentation.