One of the most positive, freeing, and considerate words in the English language is “no.” And yes, you read that correctly! Learning to say no is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your business. Saying “yes” to the wrong clients takes an emotional and financial toll, while saying “no” frees your… Read More >
You have “un-booked” virtually every trip on your departure list. You have reviewed and revised your Terms & Conditions until your eyes have crossed. You could write a best seller on travel insurance. And if you have to answer “do you know when I am going to get my refund?” one more time you may… Read More >
Brownell CEO & President Troy Haas shares why it is important to take time for yourself to stop, be still, and breathe.
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 >
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 >
Brownell’s Vice President of Talent Development Kerry Dyer gives an inside look at Brownell Academy. No, I am not writing to tell you about the latest and greatest mutual fund or IPO to watch. I am writing to share my experience attending Brownell Academy, our annual meeting with the entire Brownell community. Attendees include all… Read More >
How do you become a better travel advisor? Experience, training, and educational travel. While gaining experience takes time, you can take your travel education into your own hands and expand your knowledge base. One of the very best ways to truly educate yourself about a destination, hotel, cruise line, etc. is to experience it first… Read More >
When you’re new to the travel industry, there is a lot to learn. From navigating Brownell’s robust database (an incredible resource with decades of information!) to Virtuoso and the many preferred partner programs to the lingo (IATA, CLIA…just to name a few), it can be downright overwhelming (learn about how a host agency can help… Read More >
We just returned from our 10th annual company meeting, known as the Brownell Academy. Our Independent Advisors come together with the entire Brownell team plus many of our travel partners for a few days of learning, networking, and fun. The meeting started with a dedicated Independent Advisor session with Q&As forums and trainings. Next, the… Read More >
Why choose Brownell when you could choose an agency with a 100% commission rebate model? Well, that model seems great on the surface, but it takes more to truly build a successful business and Brownell offers so much more! In the Brownell Hosting Program, we offer accounting, marketing, operations, and tech support in-house. And don’t… Read More >
So you have decided to get the best job in the world: a travel advisor! As an advisor, you can channel your passion for travel into helping people plan exceptional experiences. But there’s one big hurdle: how do you reach those people? You have your local network to tap into, but successful advisors have an… Read More >
The Travel Life
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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
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
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
“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.”Atlanta, GA
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
“These newsletters with personal branding are so awesome! Thank you!”St. Louis, MO
“You ladies are simply AMAZING!! Every time I turn around you are doing something so special!!! What a talented group!!”Athens, GA
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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