Mentoring Program Information

The most comprehensive training program in the travel industry 

If you want to be a full-time luxury Travel Advisor but have no prior experience in the travel industry, the Brownell Mentoring Program is for you. This innovative one-year structured program is designed to bring entrepreneurial business people into the travel business. Mentoring participants spend a full year working directly with a team of professionals who specialize in a variety of areas: sales, customer service, marketing, product knowledge, vendor relations, Virtuoso products and services, managing daily work flow, professional development and continuing education, best accounting practices, and much more.

Gigi Williamson, Michelle Cowell, and Kristen Meckem at Virtuoso Travel Week

Gigi Williamson, Michelle Cowell, and Kristen Meckem at Virtuoso Travel Week

Here’s how it works:

  • STEP 1: Inquire about the Mentoring Program here.
  • STEP 2: Upon acceptance, head to the Brownell HQ office in Birmingham for a 5-day intensive training session.
  • STEP 3: Create and maintain a website and/or travel blog.
  • STEP 4: Participate in monthly conference calls, trainings, and certifications.
  • STEP 5: Complete homework and assignments.
  • STEP 6: Graduate armed with extensive training and knowledge about the travel industry.

Read about Brownell’s Mentoring Program in Travel Market Report >>

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