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2018 Brownell Academy Recap

Orlando may be home to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”, but this year it was also home to the best company meeting on earth – the 2018 Brownell Academy. Brownell Academy is our annual company meeting where our Independent Advisors, in-house advisors, support team, and top supplier partners come together for a few days… Read More >

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Is Your Natural Talent Holding You Back?

Do you simply rely on your innate gifts or is your natural talent holding you back? Brownell’s Director of Talent Development Kerry Dyer examines this notion below. I am not a runner. When it comes to a race, my primary role is standing on the side with a Bloody Mary in hand cheering on the… Read More >

Meet the New Class: Mentoring Class 19

This is the true story about five strangers, picked to join the travel industry, receive award-winning training, and start their career as a travel advisor, to find out what happens when people stop settling for an okay job and start turning their passion into their career. This is Brownell’s 19th Mentoring Class. Rachel Davis Bargersville,… Read More >

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Brownell is a Virtuoso National Account – How Does That Benefit You?

  Brownell has many industry alliances that allow our Independent Advisors to access client perks, exclusive travel opportunities, and special training sessions – one of these is Virtuoso. Through Brownell’s membership in Virtuoso, our Independent Advisors are privy to exclusive perks for clients, have direct contacts at the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines,… Read More >

How to Stay Organized as a Travel Advisor

As any seasoned Travel Advisor can tell you, knowing how to stay organized is crucial to remaining calm, cool, and collected when your departure list is a (Sky)mile long. With a little help from Brownell’s Independent Advisors, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite tips and tools to help you survive those days that feel… Read More >

7 Questions With… Kristen Meckem

It’s no surprise Kristen Meckem chose a career in travel. At six years old, her parents packed up the family in a Volkswagen pop-top camper and drove from Minnesota through Central America to Argentina and Brazil. Since then she has explored the world, swimming with sharks in Tahiti, exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu, and… Read More >

A Recipe for Success: the Brownell Mentoring Program

Brownell doesn’t only help clients DISCOVER MORE through exceptional travel experience, but we also train entrepreneurial individuals to become luxury travel advisors. Our award-winning Mentoring Program gives people the foundation on which to build a successful travel business during a year of intensive training. Those accepted into the program learn the best practices and systems… Read More >

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7 Questions with Tisha Neufville

At the age of 16, Tisha Neufville fell in love with travel during a family trip to Egypt. After riding a camel through Giza and exploring the Khan el-Khalili market, she realized how powerful and life-changing travel can be. Her career as global qualitative researcher took her around the world, but she decided to turn… Read More >

Meet the New Class: Mentoring Class 18

We are thrilled to kick off 2018 with our 18th mentoring class! This fantastic group of entrepreneurs spent the last week of February in our main office for their startup training and are now well on their way to becoming luxury travel advisors. Get to know these five fabulous mentees below: Name: Amy Biondi Location:… Read More >

7 Questions with Blaire Kochar

Blaire Kochar has always loved to travel but was faced with limited vacation time while working in Corporate America. She spent her free time researching new destinations and dreaming of traveling the world, and then she discovered that she could turn her passion into a new career as a luxury travel advisor. She joined the… Read More >

Brownell Academy: the Benefits of a Mutual Investment

Brownell’s Director of Talent Development Kerry Dyer gives an inside look at Brownell Academy. No, I am not writing to tell you about the latest and greatest mutual fund or IPO to watch. I am writing to share my experience attending Brownell Academy, our annual meeting with the entire Brownell community. Attendees include all internal… Read More >

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Testimonials

Brownell ICs are the Best

Your Brownell IC’s are the very best I have ever met. Congratulations on your excellent Brownell program.

Evelyn Weber, Manager, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

An incredible opportunity to join the industry as a newbie

“The mentoring program was an incredible opportunity to join one of the premier travel agencies in the world as a complete newbie. Brownell’s staff was always available and willing to help with the countless questions I had during my first year. Being mentored by the top travel professionals in the industry contributed immensely to the success that I am now enjoying.”

David Ourisman, Berkeley, CA

Brownell is constantly evolving

“The 3 best things about Brownell hosting are (1.) Brownell, the organization. (.2) Brownell is contstantly evolving in a positive direction, and (3.)  I always feel like I have exactly what I need to run a successful business. “

Kelly Millington, Fairfield, CT

The mentoring program was critical

“The Brownell mentoring program was critical to the successful launch of my travel business. It was a year well-spent learning the ins and outs of the industry and the Virtuoso network. When I graduated from the program, I felt fully integrated into the company and was ready to take my business to the next level.”

Katherine Gould, Richmond, VA

I am loving every minute of my new career

“The Mentorship program is amazing! I am loving every minute of my new career.”

Kristen Nix, Whitefish, MT

The support when I travel gives me great peace of mind

” Brownell Hosting offers support to IC’s that are traveling and need assistance with coverage. This gives me great peace of mind!”

Stephanie Miller Murphy, Mandeville, LA

Brownell is the best in the industry

“Brownell is the best in the industry. The staff, back end support, superlative processes and response times are tops.”

Jennifer Royster, Clemmons, NC

Constant support, encouragement and super-fast response times

“The best things about the Brownell Hosting are the constant support, encouragement and super-fast response times. And, of course, the hosting team. LOVE.THEM.ALL!!! Brownell is so special and the support IC’s receive is unbelievable!! I feel so immensely blessed to be a part of the Brownell family!!!”

Martha King, Signal Mountain,TN

Team Marketing is tops

“I love all of the creative marketing help. The very most helpful thing was when they prepped me for my interview with Travel Agent Central. Their guidance on that was so spectacular, and I genuinely feel as though I could not have handled that without them. Team Marketing is a very important part of my plans to grow my business, and I always feel very supported.”

Kristen Meckem, Bend, OR

The best support an IC could ask for. Bar NONE.

“Brownell Hosting offers the best support an IC could ask for. Bar NONE. They make me feel like there is no stupid question and help me feel like i’m actually working in the office instead of from my home. They actually listen to suggestions and implement changes.”

Louisa Gehring, Cincinnati, OH

Freedom to sell with quick support

“The hosting program allows me freedom to do my work. I always receive an answer quickly on any of my numerous questions!”

Marion Harbison, Chattanooga, TN

I'm inspired to set new goals

“Brownell Academy is my chance to step away from the daily office routine and immerse myself in the world of travel. Having uninterrupted quality time with other advisors and vendors not only builds camaraderie, but inspires me to set new goals. I come back to my office not only rejuvenated, but also with specific actions I can immediately implement to improve my business & provide better service to my clients.”

Suzette Mack, San Jose, CA

We could not do this without you!

“The Mentoring Program gave us the chance and the training to start a business AND the continued support to grow that businesss. We could not do this without you!”

King & Whitson, Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA Washington, VA

I have reached goals beyond my expectations

“I wanted to convert my love for travel, marketing skills, client service skills, and technology background into a career. Fortunately, Brownell’s mentoring program allowed me to do just that and allowed me to reach goals that were beyond my expectations. An unexpected bonus of joining Brownell has been becoming part of an organization where each part of the team is truly supportive of my efforts and is interested in my ongoing success. Brownell’s methods and techniques serve as a daily inspiration.”

Linda Terrill, Atlanta, GA

I count my lucky stars that I work with Brownell

“There is no agency better than Brownell! Our Hosting Team is there to hold our hands through the good and the bad. What a huge support group we have! I count my lucky stars every day that I am fortunate to be working for Brownell. The hosting staff is such a comforting and hands on team. They are positive reinforcements of acknowledging when we excel and encourage us to grow our business by having the opportunities to travel and experience the wonderful hotels and resorts we sell worldwide.”

Caroline Wallace, Richmond, VA

The sky is the limit here!

“Brownell Hosting is the gold standard in host agency programs. From the onboard training to the day-to-day support, the hosting team offers best practice strategies and industry insight to ensure I stand apart in the marketplace. Even as a home-based advisor, I feel incredibly connected with not just the hosting team but the entire Brownell Family. There is a collaborative and supportive environment among the advisors which truly gives me an advantage in designing client travel experiences. I am so proud to be affiliated with such a prestigious agency. The sky is the limit here!”

Irene Quisenberry, Tampa, FL

The support and education is amazing

“I love the hosting program because the support and education is amazing! The support team is so enthusiastic and passionate, it is a continuing inspiration. Makes me want to work harder and better!”

Catherine Whitworth, Athens, GA

Phenomenal Education

“I am so thankful, grateful and honored to be a part of such a fantastic company. I said to a few of you one of the best parts of Academy is getting to see everyone and catch up but what I really want you all to know is how much I appreciate the phenomenal education I received this weekend. I was blown away. Just when you think it can’t get any better….it does!”

Kelly Millington, Fairfield, CT

Beyond Helpful

“Wow – seriously yall, this is amazing! We are all so lucky to have such a proactive and innovating hosting team. Thanks so much for continually evolving and assisting us to the best of your ability. Seriously, what yall think of and how organized you are is beyond helpful! Yall are awesome!”

Blaire Kochar, Houston, TX

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