Mentoring Program Training | Brownell Hosting

Mentoring Training


There are a lot of programs out there that claim to offer top training to become a luxury travel advisor. But when you are changing careers and starting a new business, don’t you want the very best training the industry has to offer?

If your answer is yes, then the Brownell Mentoring Program is the one you need. As the oldest travel firm in America and first Virtuoso host agency, Brownell has spent decades perfecting our training program, fine-tuning our trip planning process, and establishing our industry partnerships.

When you are one of the lucky few accepted into the program, your training will include:


5-Day Startup


During your week of training at Brownell HQ in Birmingham, you will learn our systems, best practices, review our IC Handbook, and so much more. You will also meet your mentoring class, your dedicated hosting team, our CEO & President, Troy Haas, and the other departments at Brownell.


Vendor Relations


We make sure you know who to call when you’re planning trips around the world. And with exclusive trainings with our preferred partners, you start building relationships with our top vendors immediately.

 


Business Development


You deserve to paid for your time, but how do you convey that to clients? We’ve got you covered. We have templates and resources for communicating fees, building your business model, and more.

 

 


Marketing


You need clients in order to sell travel…so how do you grow that network? Marketing. Our marketing team will help you with everything from branding to digital to local marketing.

 


Technology


ClientBase, Sabre, GDS – these sound foreign now, but we will teach you how to use these programs to organize and streamline your business. (And have no fear, our Tech Team is here to answer any questions as you continue to grow your business!)


Social Media


From Facebook to Pinterest to LinkedIn, we will teach you the most effective ways to utilize social media as well as which platforms will work best for your unique business model and goals.

 

 

And that is just the tip of the iceberg (just ask any past graduates about their Hosting Handbook!). We’ll walk you through everything you need to know so you not only graduate as a knowledgeable luxury travel advisor but also have the foundation for your travel business.

ILTM Cannes 2015

ILTM Cannes 2015

Katherine Gould_ILTM with Matthew

Katherine Gould_ILTM with Matthew

Katherine Kenza and Caroline_LE Miami

Katherine Kenza and Caroline_LE Miami

Susan Whitson, Lou deLisser, Sam McClure at Virtuoso Travel Week

Susan Whitson, Lou deLisser, Sam McClure at Virtuoso Travel Week

Andaz Scottsdale

Andaz Scottsdale

Mentoring Class 16

Mentoring Class 16

Mentoring Training Room Setup

Mentoring Training Room Setup

Mentoring Class 15

Mentoring Class 15

Class 18

Class 18

Class 17 Training

Class 17 Training

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Testimonials

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

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

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

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

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