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Celebrating our 30th Anniversary

This year, as we celebrate 30 years in travel we look back over many changes and are immensely proud to have such a long history. Thank you for being part of our journey and entrusting your holidays to us. We have loved serving you, researching for you and hearing about your wonderful holiday experiences.

The symbol of a 30th anniversary is a ‘pearl’ and the ‘pearls’ within our business have definitely always been the people who work here. Travel is a wonderful industry to be a part of and we all feel very fortunate for the training and experiences it has given us over the last 30 years. We have visited many wonderful places both as holidays and part of educational trips and delight in sharing our knowledge.

On behalf of us all I thank you for being part of our journey, we couldn’t have asked to share it with nicer people!


Helen, Dina, Karen, Ian & Iain

Looking back along our Travel Timeline

1988 – Helen & Ian Burgess purchase Purser’s Travel in Cheadle Heath

1989 – Tim Berners-Lee invented the internet

1991 – Intasun Holidays cease to trade

1993 – Manchester Airport Terminal 2 was opened by HRH Duke of Edinburgh

1994 – Channel Tunnel Opens. Easy Jet launches.

1995 – Purser’s Travel open their second branch in Gatley

1996 – Iain joins Purser’s Travel

1999 - Purser’s Travel purchases Didsbury Travel and Dina becomes manager

2001 – Second runway at Manchester Airport opens (construction stared 1997)

2002 – Euro notes and coins introduced.

2003 – Concorde Taken out of service (first supersonic flight 1969)

2004 – Tui ditches the Lunn Poly high street brand

2007 – Singapore Airlines flies an Airbus A380 super plane on its route to Sydney

2008 – Karen joins Didsbury Travel. QEII goes out of service (launched 1969)

2010 – Ash cloud from the eruption of Icelandic volcano grounds aircraft in Europe for 6 days

2011 – Purser’s Travel purchases Hilma Travel and business moves to Cheadle Hulme.

2011 - Thomas Cook shares price crashes over fears about its financial stability

2012 – The business is re-branded as Adeona Travel

2014 – Thomsons Holidays merge with Tui to create the world’s largest tour operator

2015 – Tui ditches the Thomson & First Choice Brands

2016 – Ryan Air becomes the largest European airline by passengers flown

2017 - Monarch Airlines collapses

2018 – Pursers Travel trading as Adeona Travel celebrates its 30 year anniversary

For more information call the Adeona Travel team today on: 0161 486 9247

What our customers say:
"We have returned from another lovely holiday in Italy. The arrangements as ever were exceptionally good, I really appreciate all the extra help you give Dina."Mrs L, Didsbury, Manchester
"The sights, sounds and smells of Marrakech really did evoke the promise by the Adeona Travel staff that it is a vibrant and exciting city where the East meets Africa."Emma Darke, Sheffield