About the author
Carla Smith, CTA is the Manager of Marketing & Communications for The Travel Institute. Carla has worked for The Travel Institute for over 15 years in various positions. Contact her today at email@example.com.
Anita Pagliasso is the President and founder of the host agency, Ticket To Travel. Anita is also OSSN’s Western Regional Manager and National Conference Director. In addition, she currently serves as the President of PATH (Professional Association of Travel Hosts).
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 Profit” and she produced the popular CD – “Anita’s Tool Box for Home-Based Agents”.
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”.
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.