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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 Director 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 margins… Read More >

How to Hire an Assistant

Brownell’s Director 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 at… Read More >

Why You Need to Hire an Assistant

Brownell’s Director 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 world,… 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 >

New Year, New Career

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 >

7 Shocking Things You Don’t Know About Travel Advisors

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 >

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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.

Jeff Scofield, Chattanooga, TN

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

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

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 am loving every minute of my new career

“The Mentorship program is amazing! I am loving every minute of my new career.”

Kristen Nix, 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.

Evelyn Weber, Manager, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

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

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

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

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.”

Katherine Gould, Richmond, VA

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.”

David Ourisman, Berkeley, CA

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

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