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About Us

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

About Us

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.

Our History

  • 1988

    Opened first & only travel department that serviced corporations with airline tickets, hotel and car rental for their business travelers.

  • 1988

    Anita Battershell - First Woman member of Jackson Rotary Club

  • 1989

    Opened a division called All Cruises Limited for individual cruisers and group cruise travel.

  • 1991

    Named Jackson Chamber of Commerce, ”Small Business of the Year”

  • 1992

    Anita Battershell named Woman of the Year by The Jackson Business and Professional Women

  • 1993

    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

  • 1999

    Anita’s Travel Station moved to 101 Max Lane

  • 2008

    Moved to 1371 Hollywood Drive

  • 2008

    Formally changed name to Anita’s Travel of Jackson, Inc.

  • 2013

    Sandals Resort’s coveted “Rising Star Award”

  • 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

  • Mandy and Rick Larson Join

    In 2020 Mandy and Rick Larson joined the leadership of Anita's Travel of Jackson.

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