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 […]

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 […]

Meet the New Class: Class 15

  We were thrilled to have the latest mentoring class in the Birmingham office last week for a fabulous week of training! Starting with a kick-off dinner on Sunday night, this initial training is the first step in their career as a Brownell Independent Travel Advisor. During the week, mentees learned about Brownell, Virtuoso, our […]

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 […]

It Takes a Village: How a Strong Community Results in a Successful Business

  You’ve made the leap and decided to start your own travel business. You’re business savvy, experienced, and love all things travel – plus, you’re using a host travel agency to make sure you have the foundation upon which to build your business. So what else could you possibly need? A strong community. Many people […]