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About the Author…

Anita Pagliasso

President and founder
of Ticket To Travel

Anita started her career in travel in 1992 switching gears from selling electronic components in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Because of her own love of travel her home eventually became a travel library filled with file cabinets full of travel information. Soon friends and family began calling on her for her expertise and she became a home-based travel consultant. Since then she has built a flourishing, successful business by standing out from the crowd and getting noticed.

Anita’s passion has always been in all aspects of educating travel agents, especially in the areas of marketing. You will find all of her material relevant since it comes from her own personal journey of building a one-person home-based business to a thriving enterprise. She provides inspiration, encouragement, motivation and, most of all, shows how to keep the fun alive while selling travel.

Anita is the author of How I Made a Small Fortune as a Home-Based Travel Agent. Her newest book is entitled From Home-Based to POWERHOUSE! – Marketing Strategies to take your Travel Passion to Profitand she produced the popular CD – Anita’s Tool Box for Home-Based Agents. She is also the author of "Guide For The First Time Cruiser" and "Everything To Know About Traveling To Europe With A Group".

Anita has produced numerous seminars based on the content of her publications and also makes regular presentations to various colleges and travel education forums, as well as at most major travel industry conferences. Anita has been a featured guest on the “Home-Base Travel Agent Radio Show”. Ms. Pagliasso produced the “30 Second Marketing Course” for Princess Cruise Line’s One Source Academy, and was a keynote speaker for Celebrity Cruise Line’s “Keys to Success Series”. In 2012 Anita was asked to join Carnival Cruise Line’s Travel Professional’s Advisory Board. She is also a charter member of PATH (Professional Association of Travel Hosts) and currently holds the position of President.

Ms. Pagliasso was tapped to be part of the Travel Institute's Professional Educators' Program, joining an esteemed group of travel educators who provide quality training to members. The Travel Institute is the industry's source for professional certification and designation of professionalism.

Anita is a monthly columnist for Agent@Home Magazine. She has also had numerous articles written about her success in publications such as; Income Opportunities Magazine, Travel Weekly, Travel Agent, Travel Age West, San Jose Mercury News, Saturday Evening Post and the New York Times.

Interviews, Articles and Accolades