Wickers World Travel has closed down following the death of its owner Alan Robson.

The agency, which had offices in Newquay and Wadebridge in Cornwall, closed its doors for the final time on Friday, April 9.

Robson’s daughter Heather Perrin described the decision to close as one of the most difficult the family has had to make but added they were unable to carry on the business in the manner her dad would have wanted.

She also thanked customers and staff for their support over the past two decades.

During their 20 years in business, Robson and his partner Brian Wick were responsible for coups such as selling Concorde to customers in Cornwall, organising the first cruise from Falmouth and the first transatlantic flight from Newquay to New York in 2009.

All bookings have been taken on by Newell’s Travel now that the two branches have closed and its nine staff have been made redundant.