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 >
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash Over the last few years, the travel industry has experienced incredible growth, and it has been an exciting time to be a travel advisor. Then COVID-19 hit and the travel industry came to a screeching halt. Though this virus is new to our world, disruptions to the travel industry… Read More >
Brownell CEO & President Troy Haas shares his predictions on what the new decade will bring for the travel industry. Travel has the rare and unique ability to touch hearts, open minds, and connect people of the world in a deep and meaningful way. (I assert there is no industry that can say the same.)… Read More >
You’ve decided to start your own travel business and have one of the best jobs in the world: a luxury travel advisor. In your new role, you get to turn your clients’ dreams into a reality and help create memories that will last a lifetime. And while launching this fulfilling business is exciting, it is… Read More >
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 >
Brownell’s Vice President of Talent Development Kerry Dyer shares how selling cruises can grow your travel business. Are you on board with selling cruises? If not, you should be. You can seriously grow your business, save time, and have happy clients – a win-win-win! We share more about why you should sell cruises below. Higher… Read More >
Brownell’s Vice President of Talent Development Kerry Dyer shares her tips for hiring an assistant. You understand why you should hire an assistant and are ready to get started with the process. But how do you get started? Read the steps below to learn how to hire an assistant. Step 1: Evaluate Your Needs Look… Read More >
Brownell’s Vice President of Talent Development Kerry Dyer shares why a successful travel advisor may need to hire an assistant. There comes a time in a successful travel advisor’s career when you know you’re doing well. You have a big list of qualified clients, a solid departure list, great relationships with travel partners around the… Read More >
As any seasoned Travel Advisor can tell you, knowing how to stay organized is crucial to remaining calm, cool, and collected when your departure list is a (Sky)mile long. With a little help from Brownell’s Independent Advisors, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite tips and tools to help you survive those days that feel… Read More >
There has been a lot of buzz about the resurgence of travel agents (just read this article, this article, and this article). Of course, we could list a million reasons (here are 50) why travelers should use a travel agent (or travel advisor as we like to say). But beyond questions about how to plan… Read More >
You have to pass the CPA Exam to become an accountant, the Bar Exam to become a lawyer, but what certification do you need to become a travel advisor? The short answer: none. There is no global examination or course that people must take to be travel advisors. However there are several travel advisor certification… Read More >
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