Sanya Tyson Weston is CEO of Your Premier Travel Service, the oldest African-American owned travel agency in Detroit, and founder of Young People Travel Global Edge, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving inner-city youth in Detroit. Weston has more than 30 years of experience planning and organizing travel excursions. A third-generation business owner, Sanya has been an entrepreneur and community leader in her beloved Detroit community for over half of her life. A recognized authority in her industry, Weston has appeared as a travel expert on local news stations and in leading publications like the Michigan Chronicle, Crain Detroit, American Black Journal, BLAC Magazine, Detroit Free Press, ABC’s Detroit WXYZ News, FOX 2 News, WDIV Live in the D and 910AM.
She displays the value of hard work and legacy to her two handsome sons, her beautiful teenage daughter, and her two thriving granddaughters. As a Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business alumna, she is dedicated to giving back by educating other entrepreneurs on international business development. Recently, Sanya has expanded her passion for travel and founded the nonprofit, Young People Travel Global Edge, an international mentoring program that partners with local organizations like Detroit PAL, Pretty Brown Girls, and Detroit Lacrosse.
She comes from a family legacy of professionals and leaders in the travel industry. Her mother, Shirley Hogue, founded Caribbean Travel in the mid 19070’s. Later in 1990, the travel agency changed its name to Your Premier Travel Service. In 2004, Sanya Weston took over the family business, and to this day it remains the oldest African-American owned travel agency in Detroit. Your Premier Travel Services, now with two locations, one office in Detroit – Techtown, and one in Novi Michigan.
Sanya believes the continued success of Your Premier Travel Services’ is their dedication to providing exceptional customer service, remaining current on changing travel trends, and knowledgeable on national and international destinations that are of interest to their clients. Your Premier Travel Services specializes in a number of travel areas including family vacations, corporate travel, and “staycation” experiences. Sanya has two travel areas of interest that really fuels her passion – health and wellness travel and youth travel.
For Sanya, travel relaxes the mind, brings life into perspective, and can be rejuvenating for those that take the time to leave work behind and get outside their personal bubble. Mark Twain is credited for once saying, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
“For young people, the digital age has ushered in the belief that the distance between points on the planet has shortened. The truth of the matter is we are farther away now than we’ve ever been in a long time. Travel breaks down cultural barriers, fears, and enriches young people’s lives. Travel is all about being an eyewitness to the wonders of the world, tasting culture, and talking to people as humans – sharing the same planet, moon, stars, and the sun.” says Sanya.
Sanya is a native Detroiter, born and raised on the city’s westside. She is a graduate of St. Martin De Porres High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business communication from Siena Heights University. During her spare time, Sanya volunteers as a Girl Scout Leader with the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.