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50 Reasons to Join the Brownell Hosting Program


Why join the Brownell Hosting Program? Let us count the ways! Whether you’re an experienced Travel Advisor that wants the support, industry connections, and reputation of Brownell or someone who is ready to switch careers and enter the Mentoring Program, there are countless reasons why Brownell’s Hosting Program is the best of the best. Read on for just 50 reasons!

  1. Our ICs are among the most productive in the industry with well over an average of $1,000,000 in sales.
  2. The Godmother of Hosting Programs: Rebecca Willson, everybody. She paved the way for all hosting programs!
  3. Unmatched support from our hosting, tech, accounting, and marketing teams.
  4. Weekly sales reports to help you manage your biz.
  5. Brownell’s Virtuoso affiliation and leadership positions on virtually every Virtuoso committee.
  6. A custom microsite on our website optimized to your specialties.
  7. No costly marketing consultant. Our in-house marketing team can help you with everything from brand development to press releases to ads to social media.
  8. When you’re here, you’re family! Seriously though, everyone is on the same team and works to help each other at Brownell.
  9. Ritz-Carlton STARS, Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Mandarin Oriental Fan Club, Silversea Silver Society, A&K 100 Club…just a few of the partnerships we have that allow you to access exclusive benefits and amenities for your clients.
  10. New to travel? No problem! The Mentoring Program will give you all the tools to be successful.
  11. Personalized Virtuoso Life
  12. Travel Tribe. A private group of the best Travel Advisors in the industry to answer all your travel questions.
  13. Our settlement statements are the best in the industry. In your detailed monthly report, you’ll see the monies you’ve earned and are being paid, monies that are in the house that you’ll get later, your most recent 12 months income, and expenses you’ve incurred.
  14. The name “Brownell” carries a lot of weight in the travel industry.
  15. The most innovative marketing campaigns in the industry.
  16. Monthly outstanding commission reports. We keep up with who’s not paying commission and who’s late paying commission.
  17. Your client is dead-set on a hotel that’s sold out. Brownell clients have first priority on the wait list.
  18. Trip reports, vendor training notes, and fact sheets are all stored in our database so you have the inside scoop on thousands of properties—even if you’ve never been.
  19. “It got lost in the shuffle” or “I can’t find that” doesn’t happen when you have our hyper-organized and dedicated hosting team on your side.
  20. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: we know how to use it and will guide you through the social media world.
  21. A 5-day training session in the Birmingham helps Mentoring Program participants kick-off their career with all the tools necessary to launch a successful business.
  22. Access to custom reports and analytics to track your business goals.
  23. We have a full-time staff member devoted to collecting commissions so you don’t have to waste time chasing them.
  24. Our annual Brownell Academy—the #1 agency event!
  25. Starting your own brand? Our in-house graphics team can create a logo and custom collateral for you.
  26. Webinars, Virtuoso Travel Academy, and Educational Trips help you grow as an Advisor.
  27. You can add extra benefits, perks and value to your clients’ trips.
  28. 72-hour response time? Yeah right! You’ll hear back from the support staff promptly.
  29. We’ve been doing this for more than 130 years. No one else in North American can beat that record.
  30. You’ll have a friend in each destination with our extensive global network.
  31. Thanks to Virtuoso, you can share private sales, exclusive rates, and private itineraries with your clients that aren’t available to the masses.
  32. Want to spend the afternoon chatting with the Global Sales Director of Ritz-Carlton? Advisors in the Mentoring Program have weekly calls with key industry suppliers.
  33. Hotels and travel providers will often move Heaven and Earth to accommodate a Brownell-affiliated client.
  34. You’re not working alone. Even if your office is hundreds of miles away, a quick post to our online forum will get you responses and answers.
  35. Advisors who reach certain thresholds are not only recognized at Brownell Academy, but they also take an amazing rewards trip together to celebrate.
  36. You’ll be the first to know about new hotel openings, new experiences and emerging destinations.
  37. The Brownell leadership team holds key positions in advisory boards across the industry.
  38. You can experience destinations and properties first hand through exclusive educational trips. (Our team receives an average of 5-6 Educational Travel invites a week!)
  39. You not only will be a part of the first travel agency in North America but also the first Virtuoso host agency.
  40. Brownell’s high volume of sales means we have the highest commissions with our luxury travel partners—that means YOU get paid more.
  41. The hosting team doesn’t train you to do okay; they give you the tools and training to be a frontline, top-producing, industry-leading advisor extraordinaire.
  42. We have a dedicated tech team to help you through any computer issues.
  43. Travel partners come from all over the world to Brownell Academy, and you’ll have three days to meet and network with them.
  44. Our Advsiors are the best, most experienced in the industry, and they share their knowledge with the Brownell family.
  45. Your support team truly wants YOUR business to succeed and will do just about anything to get you there.
  46. Did we mention Rebecca? She knows the travel industry inside and out and will support you with business development guidance throughout your career.
  47. Brownell’s infrastructure is tried and true. Your support, accounting, tech, and marketing teams are ready and waiting.
  48. You’ll always be learning. Whether going on an educational trip, calling in to a webinar, or doing an online Virtuoso training course, we’ll make sure you are up to date and in the know.
  49. Your clients will feel like celebs when they travel.
  50. All Advisors get a copy of “The Binder”—a training manual filled with information and examples.

And most important of all:

  1. You get to do what you love: sell travel. We take care of the rest.

To apply to the Brownell Hosting Program, click here. To apply for the Brownell Mentoring Program, click here.


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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!”

Catherine Whitworth, Athens, GA

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!”

King & Whitson, Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA Washington, VA

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

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

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.”

Martha King, Richmond, VA

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

Business Support

“Thank you for your assistance in helping me attain my goal to increase booking volume. I am feeling very positive and optimistic thanks to you.”

Margaret Pratt, Memphis, TN

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

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.”

Courtney Regan, San Francisco, CA

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!”

Marion Harbison, Chattanooga, TN

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.”

Kristen Meckem, Bend, OR


“These newsletters with personal branding are so awesome! Thank you!”

Julie Jones, St. Louis, MO

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!!!!!!”

Susan Teeple, Amarillo, TX

Phenomenal Education

“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!”

Kelly Millington, Fairfield, CT

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

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.”

David Ourisman, 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!”

Stephanie Miller Murphy, Mandeville, LA

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

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

I am loving every minute of my new career

“The Mentorship program is amazing! I am loving every minute of my new career.”

Kristen Nix, Whitefish, MT

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.”

Katherine Gould, 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!!!”

King & Whitson, Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA


“You ladies are simply AMAZING!! Every time I turn around you are doing something so special!!! What a talented group!!”

Catherine Whitworth, Athens, GA

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.”

Kristen Nix, Whitefish, MO

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.”

Linda Terrill, Atlanta, GA

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

Client-Facing Newsletter

“A huge shout out to the Brownell marketing team for this month’s Fernweh. It’s always well done — so simple, yet professional and enough of an eye-catcher that clients actually read it — but this month’s issue is particularly good. I love the white labeling Brownell does, and am very proud to have this newsletter going to my clients.”

Linda Terrill, Atlanta, GA