Bryson Forbes

Bryson-Forbes.jpgBryson has always had a passion for travel but never intentionally set out to make it a career. However, the industry found him and he considers himself lucky to have a career intertwined with his love of travel.

Bryson spent the better part of the last decade understanding the needs of the Canadian traveller and currently works as junior partner and vice president of business development for TIL American Express. Prior to that, Bryson held senior positions in both the corporate and leisure travel sectors, at American Express and Sears Canada Inc. He also spent time at Travelweek, one of Canada's leading travel trade publications.

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Bryson serves as Best Western's Canadian travel expert and contributes content weekly to the Best Western blog,, focusing on travel throughout Canada. His expertise includes the latest trends, opportunities and challenges that affect the Canadian travel market.

Bryson earned a master's degree in business administration from York University (U.K.) and lives with his family in Oakville, Ont. Always planning his next adventure with his wife, Ruth, and their two young children, Bryson believes deeply in the benefits of activity, continuous learning and experiencing what this wonderful planet has to offer.

His favorite travel destinations include Paris, New York, both the east and west coasts of Canada and the Mayan Riviera in Mexico.