In an effort to help the Saline community get to know the hard working people who do business in this community, the Saline Post has started this feature with the assistance of the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce and Saline Main Street. If you'd like a little attention for your business,click here and fill out our form. Though A & J Travel is based in Milan, they are members of the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce and contribute to the community.
A & J Travel of Milan
Owner: Charles R Pratt ACC, LCS, MA
Address/Phone: 382 Greentree Lane Phone: 734-439-3300
Email: [email protected]
On the Web: aandjtravelhome.com
Questions answered by owner, Charles Pratt
Describe Your Business: Full service travel agency.
What is your business best known for? Making dream vacations come true.
Tell us something people might not know about your business: The agency has been in Milan since 1989. In 2012, we moved the agency into my house, as we are now a home agency.
What would you be doing if you weren't running your business? Traveling, reading up on travel and working on my certified medical assistant license.
How many years have you been in business? Since 1989. However, I bought the agency in 2007. Before purchasing the agency, I was an outside sales person for the agency.
Why did you decide to go into this business? This is something I have always wanted to do -- since I was seven years old. I love travel, meeting new people and seeing new parts of the world.
How many employees do you have? One outside agend and my self.
Who is your longest-serving employee? Debbie Sudduth
Describe a moment in your business life that makes all the hard work “worth it." Getting a group of 22 to Mexico, with eight from Detroit and 14 from San Francisco. This contract was the largest I have done.
What do you love about going to work each day? Meeting new people. Reading up on the new places in the world I want to go. I have a very long bucket list and I have completed half of it already.
What cool new products or services are you offering? We would love to do more groups, like Ladies Get-Ways, golf trip, groups on cruises, and groups to Europe, Asia or South Africa.