Back to News

Bursch Travel Purchases Horizon Travel & Cruises, Rochester MN

Bursch Travel Agency, Inc, acquired Horizon Travel & Cruises on April 1, 2018.  Several of the Horizon Travel & Cruises team are now part of Bursch Travel Rochester.

Horizon Travel & Cruises was started by Pat Benson & Carol Dougherty in 1995. Pat will continue to work as an independent travel consultnat  through Bursch Travel.  Pat brings with her many years of experience. She started working at World Travel in 1978.  Then went to Travel House, for a couple of years. In 1986 she and Jan Durbahn started  Aladdin Travel. In 1990 she stared Cruises Only, and merged that with Aladdin Travel, they had 30 employees when they sold both to McNeilius in 1993, she continued to work as their GM until she started Horizon Travel & Cruises.

Fred Bursch, president of Bursch Travel, stated "Horizon Travel & Cruises" presented an excellent opportunity for us to grow our business in the Rochester area. 

Bursch Travel has 19 locations in the Upper Midwest and Northern Rockies in the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming.  A second-generation family business for 61 years, Bursch Travel is a strong believer in providing knowledgeable, local service to both corporate and leisure travelers.  Bursch Travel was recently selected as one of the top companies to work for in the state of Minnesota and believes that community involvement is an important responsibility of any business. 

Click here to contact Bursch Travel Rochester