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Brownell’s relationships with the very best travel providers are decades in the making. These relationships give our advisors competitive advantages as well as peace of mind knowing our partners understand our values and expectations. Through our proprietary Partner Alliance Program, our advisors have access to an exclusive group of thoroughly vetted travel providers around the world. Our team carefully selects partners who understand our core values and business processes, and in turn our advisors have the resources to plan travel on all seven continents. And through our membership in Ritz-Carlton STARS, Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Mandarin Oriental FanClub, and many others, advisors can access amenities, upgrades, and promotions for their clients that no credit card or online travel agency can offer.

Most Admired Advisor, Meg North, Virtuoso Travel

Virtuoso Network

If you want to be a luxury travel advisor, you know that Virtuoso is a must. When you are a part of this exclusive network, you can unlock benefits for both your clients and your business. But there are a lot of Virtuoso host agencies – so what makes Brownell different? Our longstanding relationship with Virtuoso. Since becoming the first Virtuoso host agency in 1988, Brownell and Virtuoso have working closely together to shape the travel industry. Though Brownell is a smaller, boutique travel agency, it is a Top 5 Virtuoso agency, a national account, and our independent advisors are actively involved on nearly every Virtuoso committee and board. Brownell is also one of only a handful of Virtuoso National Accounts.

Virtuoso Awards

  • Luminaries, Legends, and Leaders, Innovation – Sarah Groen
  • Innovation Award Human Touch – Brownell
  • Innovation Award, Best Client Experience – Brownell
  • Outstanding Mentoring & Development by an Agency
  • Rising Star, winner – Blaire Kochar
  • Rising Star, winner – Katherine Norton
  • Most Admired Advisor, winner – Meg North

Virtuoso Positions

  • Destinations & Experiences Committee
  • Hotels & Resorts Committee
  • Cruise Committee
  • Innovation Teams
  • Destinations and Experiences Committee Emeritus Member
  • Past Chair of the Virtuoso Advisory Board
  • Past Virtuoso Properties Advisory Board

Industry Leardership

Abercrombie & Kent Advisory Board
Belmond Travel Consultants Advisory Board
Associated Luxury Hotels International Industry Advisory Council
Classic Vacations Advisory Board
Four Seasons Travel Partner Advisory Council
IC Bellagio Advisory Board
Lindblad Advisory Board
MILUX Inner Circle Roundtable
Tauck Advisory Board
Rosewood Hotels Advisory Board
Silversea Advisory Board
Seabourn Pinnacle
Seabourn Advisory Board

Steve Spivak, Vice President of Global Sales & Partner Relations at Tauck

Educational Travel

At Brownell, we know that the best way to learn about a destination, hotel, or cruise line is to actually experience it first-hand. And while most agencies go on FAM trips, we go on Educational trips to deepen our knowledge of the world. To make it easier for our Independent Advisors, we established our Educational Team that manages invitations to educational trips with our partners. And we’re not just talking about an opportunity every few months for only the top produces – we offer more than 90 opportunities annually to the entire community. In some cases, Brownell even has funds set aside to help cover to cost of Educational travel.