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Catherine Parkin: 2017 Mandarin Oriental Rising Fan

We are thrilled that Brownell Independent Advisor Catherine Parkin was selected as a 2017 Mandarin Oriental Rising Fan. Voted in by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group General Managers, Catherine had an exciting opportunity to attend the Fan Club Forum at the Mandarin Oriental, Geneva. Catherine gives an inside look at what makes Mandarin Oriental hotels so… Read More >

How to Change Your Career to Something You Love

Brownell Director of Talent Development Kerry Dyer shares tips on how to change your career.  Let’s face it: our job is a significant part of our lives. Whether you live to work or work to live, spending 40+ hours a week at your job means it takes up a big chunk of your waking hours…. Read More >

Meet the New Class: Mentoring Class 17

As Tim McGraw wisely said: “Seventeen only comes once in a lifetime…” and when it comes to the latest Brownell Mentoring Class, we couldn’t agree more! We’re thrilled to welcome four new all-stars to the Brownell Hosting Program. They were in training at the Birmingham office during the Solar Eclipse, so they are aptly nicknamed… Read More >

Discover More Wins “Best Client Experience”

There are many reasons to use a travel advisor – their expertise, knowledge, access to exclusive amenities, time saving, and so many more – but at the root of it all, what sets a travel advisor apart from booking direct or through an online website is the human connection. That’s why Brownell created our innovative… Read More >

Meet Kerry Dyer

This year we were thrilled that Kerry Dyer joined the Brownell family as Director of Talent Development. As a travel industry veteran and longtime friend of Brownell, Kerry brings invaluable knowledge and experience that will be instrumental in growing and developing our Hosting Program. She’s worked on the incentive side of the industry, traveled the… Read More >

2016-2017 Ritz-Carlton STARS Constellation Club

As a top producing agency for Ritz-Carlton, Brownell is a member of Ritz-Carlton STARS. This exclusive program allows our advisors to extend exclusive amenities and perks to their clients plus we have a close relationship with this fabulous company. Ritz-Carlton STARS just announced the 51 advisors that are Constellation Club Achiever, and five of these… Read More >

We Travel More: Educational Travel

How do you become a better travel advisor? Experience, training, and educational travel. While gaining experience takes time, you can take your travel education into your own hands and expand your knowledge base. One of the very best ways to truly educate yourself about a destination, hotel, cruise line, etc. is to experience it first… Read More >

How Do You Become a Travel Agent?

There has been a lot of buzz about the resurgence of travel agents (just read this article, this article, and this article). Of course, we could list a million reasons (here are 50) why travelers should use a travel agent (or travel advisor as we like to say). But beyond questions about how to plan… Read More >

Travel Advisor Certifications

You have to pass the CPA Exam to become an accountant, the Bar Exam to become a lawyer, but what certification do you need to become a travel advisor? The short answer: none. There is no global examination or course that people must take to be travel advisors. However there are several travel advisor certification… Read More >

Meet the New Class: Class 16

Name: Taylor Ruby Location: Atlanta, GA Previous Career: Hospitality industry, working at Belmond Charleston Place and The Ritz-Carlton Interesting Fact: Taylor isn’t a stranger to Brownell – in fact, she helped with our 2014 Brownell Academy (aka Camp Brownell) at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.   Name: Rebecca Rosen Location: New York City Previous Career:… Read More >

Talk the Talk: Travel Industry Glossary

So you want to become a luxury travel advisor? (You can! And it’s the best job in the world – learn how here!) You love all things travel, have found the perfect host travel agency, and have a good starting client base to get your business off the ground. But before you can walk the… Read More >

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Testimonials

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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