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About "Ticket To Travel"…

Working from home as a travel agent is one of the most exciting business opportunities available to the home-based entrepreneur. But don’t be home alone!

WORK WITH THE BEST! - Ticket To Travel’s founder Anita Pagliasso understands firsthand the pros and cons of running a travel business from home. Since 1992 she continues to share her successful strategies for success with the Ticket To Travel agent affiliates.

LEARN FROM THE BEST! - Anita and MaryLyn Klein are dedicated to helping affiliated Ticket To Travel agents develop their own successful home-based business, thus creating mutually rewarding associations.

BE THE BEST! - Together we have developed an exciting program for those who want to build a successful home-based business and are passionate about travel. Our philosophy at is simple…we’re here to support you!

Anita Pagliasso Portrait

Anita Pagliasso

Anita Pagliasso, Founder and President of Ticket To Travel, started her own home-based travel agency in 1992. Anita’s one-person business quickly evolved into a Premiere Host Agency when agents looked to her for mentoring and guidance in building their own travel business. By generously and thoughtfully sharing her success tactics, Anita has become a renowned industry speaker, home-based travel agent advocate, author and a mentor to thousands. She is also a member of The Travel Institute’s Professional Educators Program. She understands firsthand the pros and cons of working from home. But most of all, she knows how to be successful. Anita continues to share her passion for the travel industry and her strategies for success with all of the Ticket To Travel affiliated agents.

Author of:

Co-Founder of Travel Professional Academy
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National and International Speaker

The Travel Institute Professional Educator

Travel Agent Forum Conference Director

Travel Industry Leader

MaryLyn Klein Portrait

MaryLyn Klein

As Vice President of Agent Development & Recruitment, MaryLyn is responsible for developing personalized programs for each of our agents. She uniquely combines her passion for travel, first-hand knowledge of working as a home-based agent since 2003, and a deep desire to help other agents realize their goals. She brings with her an extensive training background as a Human Resource Consultant for a large investment and insurance company, and 10 years as a coach and leader for an International Weight & Health management company.

To assure that each individual agent has the best path for success, brand new or experienced, MaryLyn provides each agent with a one-on-one instruction approach to educating and mentoring. Our agents tell us that they love her compassion, patience, commitment, knowledge and her availability to give guidance at a moment’s notice.

MaryLyn is instrumental in creating the Ticket2Success Series and Ticket2Starting Modules. She also coordinates all of our Workshops, Conference Gatherings, Advisory Team Meetings, FAM trips, and she represents and speaks on behalf of Ticket To Travel at various major travel industry events.

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Matt Wahlgren

Matt's career in travel began as a hobby. After returning from the Peace Corps in 2006, he began to help family and friends with their own travel plans. By sharing his experiences abroad he inspired and assisted them as they created their own trips and memories. In 2014, by chance, he got the opportunity to turn his passion into a career, and never looked back.

As the Supplier & Industry Relations Manager, Matt is responsible for developing strong relationships with our trusted partners in the travel industry to ensure our agents get the best support. He keeps our agents informed of industry events such as conferences, webinars, ship inspections, familiarization trips, and even local luncheons and dinners so our agents have a deep understanding of what travel products to offer their clients.

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