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Welcome Claudia Austin and Margaret Pratt!

We are thrilled to welcome two new Independent Travel Advisors to the Brownell Hosting Program, Claudia Austin and Margaret Pratt. They came to Birmingham in December for a 3-day training with the Hosting Support Team. They chatted with us for a few minutes about where they came from, why they chose Brownell, and what they… Read More >

Brownell Travels the World: 2015

Brownell Independent Advisors have been all over the world in 2015! From Mongolia to Moorea, Austria to Australia, Bhutan to Borneo and many places in between! (#JobPerks) See photos from just a few of our team’s adventures in the video below: If you want to become a Travel Advisor (& travel like our team!), join… Read More >

Meet Patrick Millard

When you decide to become a travel advisor after working for top-tier Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, you have to join the best of the best. And that’s exactly what Patrick Millard did when he joined the Brownell Hosting Program. After working his way up through the ranks of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Patrick Millard decided to… Read More >

7 Questions with Suzette Mack

For more than 16 years, Suzette Mack has been planning travel experiences for families. As a mother herself, Suzette understands the importance of showing your children the world and has helped countless families plan trips around the globe. Suzette has a love for the outdoors and a special spot in her heart for Alaska. Learn… Read More >

Brownell Academy 2015

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 >

Questions to Ask a Prospective Host Agency

So you’ve decided to use a host travel agency. Don’t rely on google to answer your questions. Call the agency, and get information from the direct source. You’ll have a better understanding of what the agency is about and whether or not it is a good fit for you and your business. Remember: you’re interviewing… Read More >

7 Questions with Irene Quisenberry

Born to Cuban and French Canadian parents, Irene Quisenberry grew up immersed in different cultures and lifestyles. Irene has always been interested in the world and studied in Spain while in college. When she travels, she loves to experience all that each destination has to offer, from food to history to customs. It was only… Read More >

Why Choose Brownell?

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 >

Why Use a Host Travel Agency

So you’ve decided to start your career in the travel industry. But where do you begin? Will you start your own independent business or work within a host agency? Launching your own travel business without affiliating with a host agency is doable, but it will be extremely time-consuming and you won’t have the instant worldwide… Read More >

7 Questions with Gayle Soloe

With over 30 years as a Travel Advisor, Gayle Soloe has seen the industry change and develop. Advisors may no longer hand-write airline tickets, but Gayle has the same dedication to and commitment to her clients. She joined the Brownell Hosting Program in 2005 and uses Brownell’s deep industry connections to create custom travel experiences… Read More >

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One Size Fits All Hosting Program – Who Wants That??

You don’t buy the same car, clothing, or home as everyone else, so why would your small business be any different? Since no two Travel Advisors are alike, your Host Agency can’t put you in a pre-defined box. You might focus on experiential travel while another Advisor is a cruise expert. Each Advisor’s selling, marketing… Read More >

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Testimonials

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. “

Kelly Millington, Fairfield, CT

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Newsletters

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

Julie Jones, St. Louis, MO

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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