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New Luxury Travel Service

Affiliation With Top US Company.

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.


CNN Interviews Emyr Thomas

CNN interviews Bon Vivant Emyr Thomas about how in a world of online guides and apps, that nothing can beat personal service tailored to the individual. Click here for the full article.


BA First Class Magazine Says We're the People To Know!

Emyr Thomas, Bon Vivant’s founder, has been mentioned in the British Airways First Life Magazine for its first class passengers under the title ‘The People To Know’.

“If Emyr Thomas at Bon Vivant can’t sort out your capital wishlist, it’s possible no one can.” Click here for details.


London Lifestyle Awards

Runner-Up Prize

We are very pleased to announce that Bon Vivant won the runner up prize for the best concierge service in London at the London Lifestyle Awards 2011. Whilst we always strive to be the best, and hope that our clients and followers agree, to come second against much larger companies who have been established for much longer is quite an achievement.

We will work hard over the next year, continuing with our emphasis on offering our concierge clients a highly personal service, tailored to their specific needs, as well as our commitment to informing our clients, newsletter subscribers and blog readers of the best that London has to offer – we’ll be going for the win next year!

Thank you for your continued support.


Service Launch

Visitors to London

Whilst catering to London’s elite, time-poor professionals and prestigious companies with ongoing support on a membership basis, Bon Vivant is delighted to announce that they now offer bespoke concierge and lifestyle management services on an ad hoc basis and to temporary visitors to London, tailored to each specific case.

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, Bon Vivant’s experts will make your trip to London as memorable as possible, ensuring you make the most of your time enjoying one of the greatest cities in the world.

Whether you are looking for the best hotel, restaurant, bar or exclusive club, want the best seats at the latest smash-hit play or tickets to an exclusive event on London’s social calendar, or simply seeking to make the most of your time in London, Bon Vivant’s concierge services can help.

“Our clients value the personal touch we offer them and how we tailor our services and recommendation to their specific tastes and needs” mentioned Bon Vivant’s founder, Emyr Thomas. “We are delighted that we can now offer the same great service and tailored insider knowledge to temporary visitors to London or for those who require our services on an ad hoc basis. Instead of relying on guide books or online guides and review sites, our London experts can make sure you enjoy the London that suits you perfectly.”

Distinguishing itself by providing a highly personalised service, Bon Vivant will give you unlimited access to your own personal concierge for the duration of your trip, with the convenience of having local expertise and insider knowledge on hand to plan every element of your visit.

Bon Vivant’s established network means it can provide the best access, service and exclusive member benefits to satisfy every desire, including upgrades and additional complimentary benefits at top luxury and boutique hotels, and priority reservations and complimentary drinks at London’s best restaurants.

Ensure that you make the most of your time in London by allowing the London experts to take care of your every travel, lifestyle and leisure need. For further information, click here.


Service Launch

Corporate Concierge Services

We have recently launched our corporate concierge service, helping prestigious brands and growing companies with their marketing strategies and human resources policies.

Whether you are a large corporation, an SME business or a membership-based organisation, our corporate concierge service can help to reward your employees, increase productivity and deal with all your client entertainment needs, or enable you to differentiate yourself from competitors, attract new clients and focus on customer loyalty and retention.

We offer bespoke corporate memberships, which we tailor to each specific organisation, therefore the rate will depend on the level of service offered and the number of people who will have access to the service. We can offer a membership based structure or we can work on a pay per request or pay per project basis.

We also work with companies who wish to offer their employees and customers access to our personal concierge services on an individual basis. For full details of our corporate concierge opportunities, please contact us to enquire about joining one of London’s top concierge companies.


The London Lifestyle Awards 2011

Bon Vivant has been shortlisted for the ‘London Concierge Company of The Year’ Award at the London Lifestyle Awards, which is a celebration of London and of the companies that help make London a great place to live and visit.

We believe that our emphasis on offering our concierge clients a highly personal service, tailored to their specific needs, as well as our commitment to informing our clients, newsletter subscribers and blog readers of all that London has to offer, makes us the best concierge company in London, and we hope you agree.

Thank you for your continued support.


The Luxury Hub Awards

We were delighted that Bon Vivant was awarded the runner-up prize in the ‘Concierge de Luxe’ category in The Luxury Hub’s annual luxury awards, beating great, global companies.