New Year, New Career


Are you starting the New Year in a job you love or a job that’s just meh? Don’t settle for mediocre when you can do something exciting and rewarding. If you like to travel and want to start your own business, become a luxury travel advisor – yes, this job does exist and some even say it’s the best job in the world! People are looking to travel advisors now more than ever, so there’s never been a better time to change careers.


If you’re wondering whether joining Brownell would be a good career move, ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I passionate about travel?
  • Am I a self-starter who can launch a business?
  • Am I willing to make this my full-time job?
  • Do I have a network of people who could be potential clients?

If you answered yes to these questions, keep reading!


You can become a luxury travel advisor with Brownell, the oldest travel agency in North America, two different ways:

  1. If you already have industry experience, you can join our Hosting Program.
  2. If you have no prior experience in the travel industry, no problem! You can join our innovative Mentoring Program.

Read a step by step guide of How to Become a Luxury Travel Advisor here!


The Brownell Mentoring Program is a year-long training program that teaches all you need to know to become a successful luxury travel advisor. It starts with a 5-day intensive training in our headquarters in Birmingham, AL and then the training program continues throughout the year. From marketing to working with suppliers to Virtuoso, our dedicated support team walks you through starting your career in travel. Plus, we offer ongoing educational trips, webinars, and business development even after you graduate from the Mentoring Program.

Read more about the training here.


We typically have two Mentoring classes during the year; one starts around February and the other around August. You can apply to join the Mentoring Program anytime.

Apply to the Mentoring Program here.


You can do this job wherever…from your home office, a Starbucks, a coffee shop in Italy…wherever there is Internet! Most of our Independent Advisors have home offices, and there are some in the same city that share an office space.


Why choose Brownell? We know you have a lot of choices for your host agency, and we are confident that Brownell offers the best training, best support, and best overall program. Brownell is known for its ethics, professionalism, and integrity, and our global network of travel partners go above and beyond for our clients. Brownell is a member of Virtuoso as well as many preferred partner programs, like Ritz-Carlton STARS and Four Seasons Preferred Partners, that can elevate your clients’ experiences to the next level. And as far as your business goes, we offer endless support, from marketing to accounting to tech, so that you can do what you love – sell travel!

Learn more about the Brownell Mentoring Program here.