Anita Battershell started selling travel in her home town of Alliance, Ohio in 1969. After moving to Jackson, TN in 1977, she managed Ken Baker’s Travel World until she officially opened Anita’s Travel Station, Inc in 1984 in Casey Jones Village.
In 2020 Anita Battershell and Anita’s Travel of Jackson partnered with long time travel agent and good friend Mandy Robinson Larson. With this new partnership, Mandy will continue to manage and book all sales for Anita’s Travel and Anita Battershell will manage and book group travel for The Bucket List Radio Show.
Mandy Robinson Larson began her career in the travel industry by attending Southeastern Academy Travel School and joined Anita’s Travel Station in 1987. Mandy was a corporate travel agent until 1994, when she left to spend more time with family. During this time children and even grandchildren became a part of her life, but eventually fate brought Mandy and Anita back together again at Anita’s Travel in 2017. Things have greatly changed during those years in the travel industry, but Mandy’s passion for travel and the travel industry is stronger now than ever.
We are very pleased with our partnership in Anita’s Travel and look forward to continuing our relationships with our clients. We are excited about the future of Anita’s Travel and helping our travelers make memories that will last a lifetime.
In 1986 Mandy and Taleighda attended Southeastern Academy in Kissimmee, Florida, a travel school that taught all facets of the travel industry. Mandy became an agent for Anita’s Travel Station, while Taleighda moved and chose a different path at the time.
Years later, when Anita became semi-retired, Mandy need someone else in the office, even with the help of outside agents. 2022 saw a significant increase in travel, as it rebounded from Covid. Taleighda was the perfect choice to help fill the agency’s needs. She has become a very respected and knowledgeable travel agent and is a great asset to Anita’s Travel.
Mandy and Taleighda have been friends since they were in 4th grade and have remained close throughout the years. Having Taleighda join Anita’s Travel, was destiny from the beginning!
We are thrilled to welcome Taleighda Crowe to Anita’ s Travel! She brings so much enthusiasm and care to each and everyone of our clients!
Our agency goals are to provide the best customer service possible and to help our clients have the best travel experience so that they will have memories for a lifetime!
We are here for YOU!
Anita Battershell opened Anita's Travel
Mandy joined Anita's Travel and was a consultant for eight years
Opened first & only travel department that serviced corporations with airline tickets, hotel and car rental for their business travelers.
Anita Battershell - First Woman member of Jackson Rotary Club
Opened a division called All Cruises Limited for individual cruisers and group cruise travel.
Named Jackson Chamber of Commerce, ”Small Business of the Year”
Anita Battershell named Woman of the Year by The Jackson Business and Professional Women
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Nation’s Business “The Blue Chip Enterprise Award”
1993 - Present
Carnival’s Cruise Line’s “Winner’s Circle award” every year
1997 - Present
Delta Vacations “Diamond Award” every year
Anita’s Travel Station moved to 101 Max Lane
Moved to 1371 Hollywood Drive
Formally changed name to Anita’s Travel of Jackson, Inc.
Sandals Resort’s coveted “Rising Star Award”
Mandy joined Anita’s Travel for the second time and is here for the duration
Mandy and Rick Larson joined the leadership of Anita's Travel of Jackson
Taleighda became a perfect addition at Anita’s Travel
Other Notable Events
- 4 years served on Walt Disney Travel Agent Advisory Board
- First Woman member of Jackson Rotary Club
- Selected Jackson Sun Readers’ Choice Winner for Best Travel Agency every year