The Leading Host for Successful Travel Advisors
The Brownell Hosting Program’s history begins in 1978. Rebecca Willson opened a travel agency, Personal Travel Consultants, which would later become Virtuoso’s first host agency. Today, Brownell is a Top 5 Virtuoso agency with advisors across the United States as well as in Europe. And though our team is widespread, we maintain a 1:5 ratio of support team members to ICs to ensure each advisor has the business development resources and community of sharing to build a successful business.
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Our independent advisors not only access the financial benefits and client amenities of a Virtuoso host agency, they also help shape the future of the travel industry. Brownell is one of the few Virtuoso National Key Accounts, and our advisors are on nearly every Virtuoso committee and advisory board. From innovative programs to new marketing initiatives, Brownell is in the know of what’s happening and what is to come in luxury travel.
Brownell’s industry partnerships are decades in the making, and these longstanding relationships make all the difference for our advisors and clients. Our advisors have more resources, more recognition, and more hands-on support and in turn can design exceptional travel experiences for clients. One person can’t know the world, but with partners like ours, our advisors have a trusted expert to turn to in destinations around the world.
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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.”San Jose, CA
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.”
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
“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!”Houston, 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
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
Responses from people who KNOW
“My favorite part of Travel Tribe is getting instantaneous responses from those who KNOW.”Fairfield, CT
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
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!!!”Signal Mountain,TN
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!”Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA Washington, VA
The best quality of "work-life!"
“For quality of work-life, there isn’t a better place to be than Brownell. I most value the culture of support, the detailed financial reports and the amazing hosting team.”Richmond, VA
We love the social media content & tips
“Social media is always a challenge for us, so we love the content & tips from Brownell’s marketing team!!!”Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA
“I am so thankful, grateful and honored to be a part of such a fantastic company. I said to a few of you one of the best parts of Academy is getting to see everyone and catch up but what I really want you all to know is how much I appreciate the phenomenal education I received this weekend. I was blown away. Just when you think it can’t get any better….it does!”Fairfield, CT
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.”Cincinnati, OH
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
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!”Chattanooga, TN
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.”Richmond, VA
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
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!”Athens, GA
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.”Richmond, VA
Helped connect me with editors for press opportunities
“Team Marketing was really helpful in assisting me in the re-branding of my business, creating collateral and connecting me with editors for press opportunities.”San Francisco, CA
“You ladies are simply AMAZING!! Every time I turn around you are doing something so special!!! What a talented group!!”Athens, GA
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.”Berkeley, CA
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!”Mandeville, LA
I love the one-on-one marketing support
“I love the marketing 1:1 calls because they really help me think outside the box with ideas for social media, blogging, and direct mail.”Whitefish, MO
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.”Bend, OR
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