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Bon Vivant secures exclusive Europe-wide affiliation with US based Elite Travel International

From 1 February 2014, the London-based lifestyle company will open its doors to non-members looking to benefit from its exclusive luxury travel services and host of benefits from its new worldwide affiliation with one of the US’s most successful personal travel advisors.

Bon Vivant is the sole European affiliate of Elite Travel International - a Virtuoso® Member, offering British consumers exclusive access to a wide range of fantastic additional benefits free of charge with their premium travel arrangements, available without the usual membership requirement.

In partnering with Elite Travel International, Bon Vivant aims to become the go-to company for personalised luxury travel planning in London and the UK.

“Through this affiliation anyone can take full advantage of our global associations and exclusive partnerships with the best luxury hotels and travel companies across the globe. This affiliation allows us to facilitate incredible travel services and additional benefits worldwide. Anyone booking personal and corporate luxury travel should always get in touch with us first. The extras we can secure go across all areas of luxury travel and this service will be provided free of charge ” Emyr Thomas, Founder of Bon Vivant.

This new affiliation means Bon Vivant secures preferred status with every Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Dorchester Collection, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Orient-Express and Mandarin Oriental, as well as every Virtuoso hotel, through their affiliation with Elite Travel International.

Perks and complimentary benefits include priority upgrades, complimentary breakfast, free wifi, spa or restaurant credits and customised VIP amenities on every single room booked. This enables Bon Vivant to offer an unrivalled level of impartial travel advice and perks without a membership or a fee, and with the personal service Bon Vivant is renowned for, with the global weight and sway of a much larger organisation.

Elite Travel International was named Virtuoso’s ‘Most Innovative Travel Advisor” in 2013 and was founded in 2005 by Stacy Small.

“Our VIRTUOSO affiliation along with our own extensive network of benefit programmes means we are the best placed company to support luxury international travel. We chose Bon Vivant for the UK and European collaboration because of their professionalism, their extensive network and their commitment to quality”. Stacy Small, Founder of Elite Travel International

About Bon Vivant Travel

Bon Vivant was established by Emyr Thomas in 2009 and has quickly risen to become one of London’s most trusted and recognised luxury service providers.

Having developed an excellent network and unrivalled contact book in London, Emyr has also grown Bon Vivant’s travel services, gaining an impressive knowledge of luxury hotels and destinations across the globe.  This new service available to non-members will have its own dedicated website,  travel journal and monthly newsletter.

About Virtuoso®

Virtuoso is a network of the world’s finest travel advisors and suppliers. It’s a by- invitation only organization through which Member travel agencies have privileged access to exclusive amenities, travel offers, and rare experiences that you can’t get on your own. Virtuoso conducts over 1,000 elite airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and premier destinations worldwide, to negotiate the best luxury travel for its affiliates.

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