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 >
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 >
Working in the travel industry may have ups and downs, but it is truly one of the most rewarding and exciting careers around. What other job allows you to meet incredible people around the world and experience the best of travel? As we kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving, we’re sharing a few things… Read More >
There are many reasons to use a travel advisor – their expertise, knowledge, access to exclusive amenities, time saving, and so many more – but at the root of it all, what sets a travel advisor apart from booking direct or through an online website is the human connection. That’s why Brownell created our innovative… Read More >
This year we were thrilled that Kerry Dyer joined the Brownell family as Director of Talent Development. As a travel industry veteran and longtime friend of Brownell, Kerry brings invaluable knowledge and experience that will be instrumental in growing and developing our Hosting Program. She’s worked on the incentive side of the industry, traveled… Read More >
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… Read More >
We just returned from our annual company meeting, Brownell Academy. During this weekend, the Brownell team and our travel partners travel from around the world for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun. This time is so special because our Independent Advisors, support team, in-house advisors, and assistants are all together in one place – and this… Read More >
As illustrated by The Office. 7:45 AM at Coffee Shop When you run into a friend who asks “Why would I use a travel agent? I can just book it online.” [SCREAMS INTERNALLY: IT’S TRAVEL ADVISOR!!!!] via GIPHY 8:30 AM Morning conference call with a travel partner in the UK to work out the details of a fabulous Ireland… Read More >
Do you hear the job title “travel advisor” and think of an elderly woman sitting in a dusty office touting ancient tour brochures that were published before the age of the Internet? You’re not alone. But the truth is, travel advisors are smart, savvy individuals with a passion for travel and drive for success. They… Read More >
As an Independent Travel Advisor or Contractor in a host agency, you get to own your own business and work under the umbrella of the host travel agency. You can access the worldwide network, training, client benefits, support, and more through your host agency. (Read about the benefits of a host agency here.) So why… Read More >
If you have researched joining a travel agency or starting your own, you’ve probably read “host travel agency” a good bit. Becoming a travel agent, or as we say travel advisor, may seem pretty straight forward, but when you research you realize there is so much more to know. So what is a host agency?… Read More >
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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
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 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
Brownell ICs are the Best
Your Brownell IC’s are the very best I have ever met. Congratulations on your excellent Brownell program.Manager, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
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. “Fairfield, CT
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
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
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
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
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.”
“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
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
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