Goway’s Marilyn Bryson Retires After 42 Years With The Company

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Marilyn Bryson

Goway Travel  executives travelled to Vancouver recently to host a special retirement dinner for Marilyn Bryson the company’s longest-serving employee.

Goway has a 45 yr. history as a privately owned, Canadian-based company. Bryson has been there for 42 or those 45 years.


Hired in 1973, Bryson was the 1 st employee of Bruce Hodge, current President and founder of the company. Despite the fact that she didn’t know how to type, Hodge was impressed that Bryson had travelled overland between England and India, and “had a pleasant telephone voice.”


In those days, Goway specialized in camping tours in Europe and Australia, as well as overland journeys across Asia, Africa and South America.


Eight years later, the company was enjoying steady growth when Byrson was asked to spearhead the opening of a 2 nd office in Vancouver, located in the back of a Travel Cuts agency at the UBC campus.


“Marilyn single-handedly built the foundations and the infrastructure for Goway to be the major wholesaler we are today in the western time zone of Canada and the U.S.A.,” said Hodge. “We at Goway owe a lot to Marilyn, and we’ll all be sad to see her go when she officially retires December 17 th.”

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