Welcome Mentoring Class 26
Amanda Gupta | New Orleans, LA AG Travel, LLC Amanda’s passion for travel started from a young age. Her parents…
When Saying “No” Means Saying “Yes” to Growing Your Business
A couple of years into building my travel business, I hit the point where demand for trips exceeded my capacity…
Meet Brownell’s Newest Mentee – David Barclay
We were just as excited as David to enroll him into Brownell’s host mentoring program, and we just could not…
Travel Insurance Desk
Travel insurance is a complicated, but necessary, aspect of planning travel. Our world is unpredictable, and we want to do…
How Women Are Spending on Travel Right Now
Mimi Lichtenstein, owner and custom travel advisor of Truvay Travel, an affiliate of Brownell, has seen all sorts of changes in the ways women are prioritizing their travels—with some actually choosing to forego their budgets after being grounded for so long.
Mimi Lichtenstein: Adventures in Luxury Travel
Four Seasons Costa Rica was featured in the first episode of Adventures in Luxury Travel …
2021 Conde Nast Traveler Travel Specialists
We are thrilled that not one, not two, not three, but 10 of our amazing Travel Advisors were selected as Travel…
Brownell Is Best in Class
The great team at Host Agency Reviews named Brownell among their Supernova Award winners recognizing the best host agencies in…
The Anatomy of a No
One of the most positive, freeing, and considerate words in the English language is “no.” And yes, you read that…
Brownell Hosting Awarded with Supernova Award from Host Agency Reviews
Brownell Hosting was honored with the Supernova Award from Host Agency Reviews for having the most new 5-Star reviews of…
I Think We Need To Break-Up: When to Say Goodbye to Your Host Agency
You’ve been feeling it for a while. The nagging thought that you are not appreciated by your host agency. The…
Sarah Groen: Luxury Travel Insider
Sarah in Nicaragua at Jicaro Lodge – featured in Episode 1. When COVID-19 hit, the travel…
Why a Travel Insurance Desk is Important for Your Business
If there is one thing that is in high demand with traveling in a COVID-19 world, it is travel insurance.…
How to Prepare for the Return of Travel Post COVID
You have “un-booked” virtually every trip on your departure list. You have reviewed and revised your Terms & Conditions until…
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
Get an inside look at the travel industry, tips for success, interviews with advisors, and more.
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
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
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
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 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
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.”