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About Us

Next Travel is a family of travel companies based in Michigan and Indiana. With travel offerings ranging from Vacations and honeymoons to incentive groups and corporate travel, Next Travel has grown to become one of the largest travel agencies in the Midwest.

Leadership Team

President & CEO

Charlie O’Neill

Charlie co-founded Next Travel in 2018 with Chris Conlin (former owner of Conlin Travel). With over 60 years of combined experience, they aimed to become Michigan's largest leisure travel agency. In January 2020, Next Travel acquired Suburban Travel and Classic Travel. By March 2022, Next Travel expanded into Indiana by acquiring Menno Travel, incorporating corporate travel services. In April 2022, Charlie became the sole owner after purchasing Chris’ interest in Next Travel. Today, Next Travel has over 35 employees, 5 office locations in Michigan & Indiana, and is rapidly growing into one of the Midwest's largest travel agencies. 

Charlie O’Neill

VP of Operations

Colleen Romanauski

Colleen graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Marketing. She began her journey at Next Travel in 2016 and currently serves as our Vice President of Operations. Colleen oversees a wide range of critical functions essential to the agency's success. She is responsible for implementing new business acquisitions, streamlining operations, and maximizing efficiency. Additionally, she plays a key role in managing vendor relationships, negotiating contracts, and ensuring the highest standards of service delivery to all clientele. Colleen is very passionate about exploring the world and seizes every opportunity to hop on a plane and discover new destinations.

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Kendal Sommers

Kendal Sommers joined Menno Travel in 1994 as a corporate travel advisor. As Chief Information Officer, Kendal is responsible for all technology in our office including the airline reservation system, QC software, and corporate reporting. In addition, he manages staff training relating to all automation systems.  Kendal’s travels have taken him to England, Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Dominican Republic and India.

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Kendal Sommers


Nathan Troyer

Nate became a valued member of Conlin Travel in 2016 serving as the VP of Finance and seamlessly transitioned to Next Travel upon their acquisition of Conlin Travel Leisure in 2022. Holding a CPA designation, Nate now serves as our Chief Financial Officer, bringing expertise and strategic financial guidance to our team.

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Training & Development Manager

Michelle Finch

Michelle joined the travel industry in 1999, creating bespoke itineraries spanning the globe. Beyond crafting unforgettable experiences for her clientele, she actively fosters her love for the travel industry by sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. Michelle spearheads comprehensive training programs for new hires and continuing education initiatives for our sales team, ensuring they remain at the forefront of excellence in customer service and travel expertise.

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The History of Next Travel

Next Travel now has four office locations in Michigan, one in Indiana, and over 40 employees, and is quickly growing to be one of the largest travel agencies in the Midwest.

Establishment of

Next Travel

Chris Conlin and Charlie O’Neill brought their leisure travel companies together to form one entity. They began to grow their group and leisure business, striving to be the largest leisure travel agency in Michigan.

Acquisition of

Suburban Travel

In January 2021, Next Travel acquired Suburban Travel of Rochester Hills, MI and Classic Travel of Okemos, MI. With these acquisitions, Next Travel gained a second brick and mortar location in Okemos, MI and seven additional travel advisors.

Acquisition of

Menno Travel

In March 2022, Next Travel acquired Menno Travel, located in Goshen, IN. With this acquisition, Next Travel expanded its reach into Indiana, adding a third location in Goshen, and also added corporate travel into its business mix.

Charlie O’Neill

Majority Owner

In April 2022, Charlie O’Neill purchased Chris Conlin’s interest in Next Travel to become the majority stakeholder in the company.

Colleen Romanauski

Minority Owner

In January 2023, Charlie brought Colleen Romanauski in as a minority owner. Together, they have continued to grow the business acquiring several more travel companies.

Acquisition of

Frankenmuth Travel

Next Travel adds Frankenmuth Travel to it’s family of brands.

Acquisition of

Grand Hill Travel

Next Travel adds Grand Hill Travel to it’s family of brands.

Acquisition of

Livonia Travel

Next Travel adds Livonia Travel to it’s family of brands.

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