The Travel Life | Brownell Travel

7 Questions with Stephanie Miller Murphy

A proud graduate of Brownell’s Mentoring Program, Stephanie Miller Murphy is a poster child for growing a successful travel business. Stephanie knows the importance of creating meaningful and personal relationships with each client so she can then curate perfectly tailored trips that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Stephanie has an aptitude for uncovering… Read More >

Why You Should Sell Cruises

Brownell’s Director of Talent Development Kerry Dyer shares how selling cruises can grow your travel business.  Are you on board with selling cruises? If not, you should be. You can seriously grow your business, save time, and have happy clients – a win-win-win! We share more about why you should sell cruises below. Higher margins… Read More >


20 Milestones in Brownell Hosting & Mentoring

Time flies when you’re doing something you love, and it has flown by since the beginning of our Hosting Program to now. During that stretch, our Hosting and Mentoring Programs as well as our Independent Advisors have reached many milestones. Whether it be sales (on average, our Mentoring graduates reach the $1 million in sales… Read More >


Meet Mentoring Class 20

Brownell’s latest Mentoring Class isn’t just making waves as our 20th class…this group of savvy entrepreneurs is sure to take the travel industry by storm as well! Get to know the five women of Mentoring Class 20 below. Jill Canning Aspen, Colorado Jill discovered her love for the mountains as a teenager, and that love… Read More >

How to Hire an Assistant

Brownell’s Director of Talent Development Kerry Dyer shares her tips for hiring an assistant.  You understand why you should hire an assistant and are ready to get started with the process. But how do you get started? Read the steps below to learn how to hire an assistant. Step 1: Evaluate Your Needs Look at… Read More >

Why You Need to Hire an Assistant

Brownell’s Director of Talent Development Kerry Dyer shares why a successful travel advisor may need to hire an assistant.  There comes a time in a successful travel advisor’s career when you know you’re doing well. You have a big list of qualified clients, a solid departure list, great relationships with travel partners around the world,… Read More >

Passion Is Contagious

Brownell President & CEO Troy Haas shares his take on our core value of PASSION. This is the first in series of posts exploring Brownell’s five core values of passion, integrity, graciousness, innovation, and excellence. “I will pour enthusiastic energy into my role, understanding that every detail helps enrich lives.” – That’s the way Brownell… Read More >


2018 Brownell Academy Recap

Orlando may be home to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”, but this year it was also home to the best company meeting on earth – the 2018 Brownell Academy. Brownell Academy is our annual company meeting where our Independent Advisors, in-house advisors, support team, and top supplier partners come together for a few days… Read More >


Is Your Natural Talent Holding You Back?

Do you simply rely on your innate gifts or is your natural talent holding you back? Brownell’s Director of Talent Development Kerry Dyer examines this notion below. I am not a runner. When it comes to a race, my primary role is standing on the side with a Bloody Mary in hand cheering on the… Read More >

Meet the New Class: Mentoring Class 19

This is the true story about five strangers, picked to join the travel industry, receive award-winning training, and start their career as a travel advisor, to find out what happens when people stop settling for an okay job and start turning their passion into their career. This is Brownell’s 19th Mentoring Class. Rachel Davis Bargersville,… Read More >

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Brownell is a Virtuoso National Account – How Does That Benefit You?

  Brownell has many industry alliances that allow our Independent Advisors to access client perks, exclusive travel opportunities, and special training sessions – one of these is Virtuoso. Through Brownell’s membership in Virtuoso, our Independent Advisors are privy to exclusive perks for clients, have direct contacts at the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines,… Read More >


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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.”

Suzette Mack, San Jose, CA

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.”


Catherine Parkin, Denver, CO


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