We are so excited to welcome Class 24 to our Brownell Mentoring Program. The four incredible women who make up our newest mentee cohort come from across the country with their unique personal and professional backgrounds. They all share a passion for the travel industry and enriching lives through exceptional travel experiences. Their path to… Read More >
A connector at her core, Mimi Lichtenstein, owner of Truvay Travel, loves to share information about travel, authentic cultural experiences, and the chicest hot spots in distant locales. When Covid-19 brought travel to a screeching halt globally, she felt the need to help her partners continue to inspire people about future travels. Initially, this… Read More >
We are thrilled that not one, not two, not three, but 10 of our amazing Travel Advisors were selected as Travel Specialists by Conde Nast Traveler. These advisors went through an extensive process of interviews and client references, and they came out on top in their specialties. But beyond creating exceptional travel experiences for their clients around the… Read More >
We are so excited about the latest Mentoring Class in the Brownell Mentoring Program. The five incredible women that make up Class 22 come from around the world with unique backgrounds, but each of their paths led them to the travel industry. Learn a little more about them below. Abbay King Auckland, New Zealand… Read More >
We’re thrilled to welcome the latest group to the Brownell Mentoring Program: Mentoring Class 21. These five women are from different states and have had different careers, but they all share the same love of travel, passion for success, and entrepreneurial spirit. Get to know each of them a little more below: Andrea Schubiner… Read More >
Brownell’s latest Mentoring Class isn’t just making waves as our 20th class…this group of savvy entrepreneurs is sure to take the travel industry by storm as well! Get to know the five women of Mentoring Class 20 below. Jill Canning Aspen, Colorado Jill discovered her love for the mountains as a teenager, and that love… Read More >
This is the true story about five strangers, picked to join the travel industry, receive award-winning training, and start their career as a travel advisor, to find out what happens when people stop settling for an okay job and start turning their passion into their career. This is Brownell’s 19th Mentoring Class. Sarah Groen Houston,… Read More >
It’s no surprise Kristen Meckem chose a career in travel. At six years old, her parents packed up the family in a Volkswagen pop-top camper and drove from Minnesota through Central America to Argentina and Brazil. Since then she has explored the world, swimming with sharks in Tahiti, exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu, and… Read More >
At the age of 16, Tisha Neufville fell in love with travel during a family trip to Egypt. After riding a camel through Giza and exploring the Khan el-Khalili market, she realized how powerful and life-changing travel can be. Her career as global qualitative researcher took her around the world, but she decided to turn… Read More >
We are thrilled to kick off 2018 with our 18th mentoring class! This fantastic group of entrepreneurs spent the last week of February in our main office for their startup training and are now well on their way to becoming luxury travel advisors. Get to know these five fabulous mentees below: Name: Amy Biondi Location:… Read More >
Blaire Kochar has always loved to travel but was faced with limited vacation time while working in Corporate America. She spent her free time researching new destinations and dreaming of traveling the world, and then she discovered that she could turn her passion into a new career as a luxury travel advisor. She joined the… Read More >
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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
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
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
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
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
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!!!!!!”Amarillo, TX
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!”Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA Washington, 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
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
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
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