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Travel Industry Predictions for the New Decade

Brownell CEO & President Troy Haas shares his predictions on what the new decade will bring for the travel industry. Travel has the rare and unique ability to touch hearts, open minds, and connect people of the world in a deep and meaningful way. (I assert there is no industry that can say the same.)… Read More >

2019 Brownell Academy

The 2019 Brownell Academy was a huge success! With nearly 400 Brownell and supplier attendees, our time in Atlanta was well spent learning, networking, and having fun. Get a look at this special meeting below. Workshops & Training Themed “Brownell Beyond”, this year’s Academy was all about looking to the future. Brownell has rich history… Read More >

7 Questions with Sarah Groen

Meet Brownell Independent Advisor and adventure junkie, Sarah Groen. After a career in finance, Sarah decided to turn her insatiable passion for travel into a full-time career. She graduated from Brownell’s Mentoring Program and kick started her business, Bell & Bly Travel. Sarah leverages her background in finance and her personal travel experiences to curate… Read More >

7 Questions with Sandy Grodsky

Sandy Grodksy first began sharing her love of travel through her blog, You May Be Wandering. After working in finance in New York, she decided to hang up her hat as a CPA and turn her passion into a career as a luxury travel advisor. Sandy prides herself on gaining insight into her clients’ dreams and turning… Read More >

Stop, Be Still, and Breathe

Brownell CEO & President Troy Haas shares why it is important to take time for yourself to stop, be still, and breathe.

Mentoring Class 21

We’re thrilled to welcome the latest group to the Brownell Mentoring Program: Mentoring Class 21. These five women are from different states and have had different careers, but they all share the same love of travel, passion for success, and entrepreneurial spirit. Get to know each of them a little more below:   Andrea Schubiner… Read More >

Virtuoso’s Rising Star: Blaire Kochar

Brownell is proud to congratulate Independent Advisor and graduate of Brownell’s Mentoring Program, Blaire Kochar, on receiving Virtuoso’s 2019 Rising Star Award. Each year at Virtuoso Travel Week, the Rising Star Award is presented to an advisor in the early stages of their career, who shows strong promise to grow and excel in the industry…. Read More >

7 Questions with Kiki Hoener

Kiki Hoener kicked off her career in travel as a graduate of Brownell’s Mentoring Program. Since then her business, Travel by Kiki, has blossomed into a successful and established name in luxury travel. Kiki takes great pride in creating experiences that her clients will find enriching, relaxing, exciting, or all of the above.  How did… Read More >


Common Rookie Mistakes Travel Advisors Can Avoid

You’ve decided to start your own travel business and have one of the best jobs in the world: a luxury travel advisor. In your new role, you get to turn your clients’ dreams into a reality and help create memories that will last a lifetime. And while launching this fulfilling business is exciting, it is… Read More >


This is the second in a series of posts exploring Brownell Travel ‘s five core values of Passion, Integrity, Graciousness, Innovation and Excellence. Read about PASSION here and stay tuned for more from Brownell President & CEO Troy Haas. If you google “Company Values,” concepts like Excellence, Integrity, and Innovation seem to make most organizations’… Read More >

4 Things to Do Before Switching Your Host Agency

Just like changing jobs, switching host agencies can be very stressful. You may be ready for something more, but taking the leap into something unknown can scare even the most seasoned professional. To avoid making a rash choice – or getting stuck in decision paralysis – do these four things before switching your host agency…. Read More >


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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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