New Year, New Career - Brownell Hosting

New Year, New Career


Are you starting the New Year in a job you love or a job that’s just meh? Don’t settle for mediocre when you can do something exciting and rewarding. If you like to travel and want to start your own business, become a luxury travel advisor – yes, this job does exist and some even say it’s the best job in the world! People are looking to travel advisors now more than ever, so there’s never been a better time to change careers.


If you’re wondering whether joining Brownell would be a good career move, ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I passionate about travel?
  • Am I a self-starter who can launch a business?
  • Am I willing to make this my full-time job?
  • Do I have a network of people who could be potential clients?

If you answered yes to these questions, keep reading!


You can become a luxury travel advisor with Brownell, the oldest travel agency in North America, two different ways:

  1. If you already have industry experience, you can join our Hosting Program.
  2. If you have no prior experience in the travel industry, no problem! You can join our innovative Mentoring Program.

Read a step by step guide of How to Become a Luxury Travel Advisor here!


The Brownell Mentoring Program is a year-long training program that teaches all you need to know to become a successful luxury travel advisor. It starts with a 5-day intensive training in our headquarters in Birmingham, AL and then the training program continues throughout the year. From marketing to working with suppliers to Virtuoso, our dedicated support team walks you through starting your career in travel. Plus, we offer ongoing educational trips, webinars, and business development even after you graduate from the Mentoring Program.

Read more about the training here.


We typically have two Mentoring classes during the year; one starts around February and the other around August. You can apply to join the Mentoring Program anytime.

Apply to the Mentoring Program here.


You can do this job wherever…from your home office, a Starbucks, a coffee shop in Italy…wherever there is Internet! Most of our Independent Advisors have home offices, and there are some in the same city that share an office space.


Why choose Brownell? We know you have a lot of choices for your host agency, and we are confident that Brownell offers the best training, best support, and best overall program. Brownell is known for its ethics, professionalism, and integrity, and our global network of travel partners go above and beyond for our clients. Brownell is a member of Virtuoso as well as many preferred partner programs, like Ritz-Carlton STARS and Four Seasons Preferred Partners, that can elevate your clients’ experiences to the next level. And as far as your business goes, we offer endless support, from marketing to accounting to tech, so that you can do what you love – sell travel!

Learn more about the Brownell Mentoring Program here.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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