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Managing Your Travel Business During COVID-19

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 >

Travel Industry Predictions for the New Decade

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 >

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Common Rookie Mistakes Travel Advisors Can Avoid

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 >

4 Things to Do Before Switching Your Host Agency

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 >

Why You Should Sell Cruises

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 >

How to Hire an Assistant

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 >

Why You Need to Hire an Assistant

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 >

How to Stay Organized as a Travel Advisor

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 >

How Do You Become a Travel Agent?

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 >

Travel Advisor Certifications

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 >

Talk the Talk: Travel Industry Glossary

So you want to become a luxury travel advisor? (You can! And it’s the best job in the world – learn how here!) You love all things travel, have found the perfect host travel agency, and have a good starting client base to get your business off the ground. But before you can walk the… Read More >

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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 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

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

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

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.”

Linda Terrill, Atlanta, GA

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

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!”

King & Whitson, Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA Washington, 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

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!”

Marion Harbison, Chattanooga, TN

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