M.W. “Pete” and Audrey Bursch purchased the “Bus Depot Café” in Alexandria in 1956, serving travelers by selling Greyhound Bus tickets and eventually, airline and steamship tickets and vacation planning.
As a result of consistently providing customers with reliable travel information and service, the travel agency outgrew the restaurant and bus depot business. Fred Bursch took over company operations in 1977 and purchased the business in 1986.
Guided by the company mission to offer unsurpassed service to travelers, Bursch Travel continued to grow. Today, Bursch Travel has 13 branch office and 2 satellite offices in Greater Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Bursch Travel has developed into the largest privately owned travel company between the Twin Cites and Seattle.
As an American Express Representative, Bursch Travel can offer the advantage of working with the largest travel organization in the world. American Express is a network of over 1, 700 travel locations in 120 countries. Representative offices must meet extremely high professional standards and financial tests. Representative Travel Offices have access to a wide range of travel training programs, products and destination information, along with the benefit of offering the customer special discounted prices on many different tour packages. You have the power of American Express behind your travel experience.