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About Our Programs
Brownell Hosting is the premier host agency for established luxury travel advisors who want to take their career to new heights. Through our dedicated business development team, collaborative advisor community, and extensive supplier connections, Brownell Independent Advisors are some of the most successful in the industry.
Our award-winning mentoring program is designed for individuals who want to be a full-time luxury travel advisor but have no prior experience in the industry. During a year of intensive training, we give entrepreneurial people the tools and the foundation on which to build a successful business.
Founded in 1887 as the first travel agency in North America, Brownell has not only been pivotal in the evolution of the industry but also paves the way for the future of travel. Brownell Independent Advisors are privy to the knowledge, experience, relationships, and community that come with more than 130 years in business. Our team is dedicated to our ICs’ success, and in turn, they are more successful while enjoying a better lifestyle than any other advisors.
The Travel Life
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I am loving every minute of my new career
“The Mentorship program is amazing! I am loving every minute of my new career.”Whitefish, MT
My clients are spoiled because I am part of Brownell
“I found my family when I found Brownell. Just having their name behind me brings enthusiastic greetings (and sometimes hugs) from hoteliers, and suppliers when I first meet a new partner. The support and values are truly outstanding and I couldn’t imagine being with another host agency. My clients are spoiled because I am part of Brownell.”
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. “Fairfield, CT
Brownell ICs are the Best
Your Brownell IC’s are the very best I have ever met. Congratulations on your excellent Brownell program.Manager, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
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.”Atlanta, GA
A joy to work with
Everyone has been so great to work with – prompt, helpful, informed and supportive. It has been a joy for me – and I thank all of you.Chattanooga, TN
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!”Tampa, FL
I don't know how you do it
“I really don’t know how you do it, but the common denominator in all Brownell Advisors is that they are all the BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!!!!!!”Amarillo, TX
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.”Clemmons, NC
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