Who We Are

Doyle & Jane Busskohl, 1970’s

In 1962, Doyle Busskohl had the idea to take people on tour to the World’s Fair in Seattle, WA.  That was the beginning of Allied Tour & Travel.  Over the next 50 plus years, the company grew to include guided tours to various destinations in North America and other international locations.  Although we still specialize in group tours, over the years, we’ve expanded our services.

Today Allied Tour & Travel offers tours, cruise & vacation packages, custom group tour planning, hotel and airline reservations for travel throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and other international destinations. Our experienced and knowledgeable travel consultants have years of experience planning vacations, which takes the hassle out of your vacation.

Allied also offers experienced group travel planners to help create group travel experiences for small to large groups. Whether it is a family reunion in Cancun or a corporate retreat in Florida, a bank club taking a trip to New England, a school group wanting to visit Washington, DC, or something else, Allied can handle all the details to take the frustration out of group travel.  Groups are commonly in the 15-50 size, although we have handled much larger groups. Our biggest was 1,000 passengers for the Nebraska National Championship football game in 1995. 

And speaking of football, Allied began offering Husker football tours in the 1960s. Each year we offer several away games and bowl game packages. Pro baseball tours are also offered each year.  

Allied’s corporate office is located in Norfolk, NE. Ryan Medinger is the current President and has been instrumental in guiding Allied through the challenges of the recent pandemic.

Vice President Susan Busskohl has worked with individual and group travel since 1986. Susan is a second-generation owner of Allied, inheriting the legacy of her family’s dedication to quality and service. Her unwavering commitment to maintaining the high standards that Allied is known for has been instrumental in ongoing success. Susan’s vision and leadership have helped Allied grow while staying true to our core values.

Dave Busskohl, formerly the President of Allied, has transitioned into a role as a highly valued consultant. His wealth of industry knowledge, experience, and dedication continue to play a pivotal role in the company’s growth and success. Dave’s insights and guidance have been indispensable in shaping the future of Allied.

Vickie Bivens, Agency Manager, has been with Allied the longest. She started in the industry in 1977. 

At Allied, our leadership team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and maintaining the highest standards of quality. With their collective expertise and commitment to our company’s mission, we continue to excel in delivering the best solutions to our customers.

  • President, Ryan Medinger
  • Vice President, Susan Busskohl
  • Agency Manager, Vickie Bivens 
  • Tour Planners: Susan Busskohl, Ashley Runyon, Elaine DeJong, Cassidy Olsen, Pam Burke, & Renea Oas
  • Office Tour & Travel Manager, Rod Magg 
  • Assistant Office Tour Manager, Patti Weiland
  • Marketing Specialist, Dave Danielson 
  • Accountant, Sam Drevo with Accounting Cents

Our professional team of tour directors will make sure your tour goes just right. Plus, they will help you get to know your fellow travel mates and make you feel like part of a traveling family. Their service will enhance your vacation because they love what they do. For cruises and selected tours, a tour director is confirmed for 16 or more travelers. 

Tour Directors:

  • Elaine De Jong
  • Roxie Mulder
  • De Etta Mayrose
  • Diane Roecker
  • Jackie Engle
  • Pam Burke
  • Melinda Stelling
  • Doug Cline


720 E Norfolk Ave 
Norfolk, NE 68701 
(402) 371-3840 
(800) 672-1009


Ryan Medinger 
(By appointment only) 
Omaha, NE 68117 
(402) 379-6929