Goway Travel, 51, said he used the downturn in activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to reinvent himself for the next half century.
In announcing the changes, Goway Founder and Chairman Bruce Hodge quoted Winston Churchill, who said during the difficult days of World War II: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.
“All areas of our business have been refreshed and revitalized,” says Hodge. “To make our Destination Specialists better experts and our diverse product line more attractive and easier to sell, we have invested heavily in new technologies, including a new online training program and a brand new personalized reservation system. . Our new interactive digital travel brochure Your next trip: the best of Goway Travel summarizes our renewed approach to doing business in a post-pandemic world. “
Hodge also announced the first of many planned changes to Goway’s leadership team.
Anthony Saba was promoted to vice president of Downunder and South Pacific, succeeding Shirley Rourke.
Rourke will become vice president of Groups only to replace Barbara Norton, who will retire shortly. These changes will be incremental and formally take effect on January 1, 2022, in preparation for Goway’s new fiscal year starting April 1, 2022.
Norton will be staying until at least April to help with the transition as well as to work with Rourke to reinvent Goway’s Holidays of a Lifetime program, which will be part of the new Groups Only division.
Hodge says additional changes to Goway’s leadership team will be announced in the coming months as the world continues to open.