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Thankful

Working in the travel industry may have ups and downs, but it is truly one of the most rewarding and exciting careers around. What other job allows you to meet incredible people around the world and experience the best of travel? As we kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving, we’re sharing a few things… 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 >

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… Read More >

2016 Brownell Academy

We just returned from our annual company meeting, Brownell Academy. During this weekend, the Brownell team and our travel partners travel from around the world for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun. This time is so special because our Independent Advisors, support team, in-house advisors, and assistants are all together in one place – and this… Read More >

A Day in the Life of a Travel Advisor

As illustrated by The Office. 7:45 AM at Coffee Shop When you run into a friend who asks “Why would I use a travel agent? I can just book it online.” [SCREAMS INTERNALLY: IT’S TRAVEL ADVISOR!!!!] 8:30 AM Morning conference call with a travel partner in the UK to work out the details of a fabulous Ireland + England… Read More >

7 Shocking Things You Don’t Know About Travel Advisors

Do you hear the job title “travel advisor” and think of an elderly woman sitting in a dusty office touting ancient tour brochures that were published before the age of the Internet? You’re not alone. But the truth is, travel advisors are smart, savvy individuals with a passion for travel and drive for success. They… Read More >

Brownell IC Advisory Board

As an Independent Travel Advisor or Contractor in a host agency, you get to own your own business and work under the umbrella of the host travel agency. You can access the worldwide network, training, client benefits, support, and more through your host agency. (Read about the benefits of a host agency here.) So why… Read More >

What is a Host Agency

If you have researched joining a travel agency or starting your own, you’ve probably read “host travel agency” a good bit. Becoming a travel agent, or as we say travel advisor, may seem pretty straight forward, but when you research you realize there is so much more to know. So what is a host agency?… Read More >

Welcome Claudia Austin and Margaret Pratt!

We are thrilled to welcome two new Independent Travel Advisors to the Brownell Hosting Program, Claudia Austin and Margaret Pratt. They came to Birmingham in December for a 3-day training with the Hosting Support Team. They chatted with us for a few minutes about where they came from, why they chose Brownell, and what they… Read More >

Brownell Travels the World: 2015

Brownell Independent Advisors have been all over the world in 2015! From Mongolia to Moorea, Austria to Australia, Bhutan to Borneo and many places in between! (#JobPerks) See photos from just a few of our team’s adventures in the video below: If you want to become a Travel Advisor (& travel like our team!), join… Read More >

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Testimonials

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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