The aim of the Bespoke Travel Club is to provide a one stop portal for high end travellers looking for the very best companies out there. We want you to consider The Bespoke Travel Club as your first port of call, whether you are seeking a Scottish castle for your 50th Birthday, a Greek estate for your summer holiday, some hard to find London theatre tickets, a family safari across Africa, travel itinerary for Asia and Arabia or specialist Eastern Europe destination, private jet to Europe or an exclusive chalet for your family ski holiday.

We are often asked by our clients which specialist travel agencies would we recommend for travel advice on different parts of the world. We thought it would be helpful to start to bring together the very best available in order to save clients a lot of time searching for the right people to arrange their next adventure! The plethora of choice available makes it even more vital that you are looked after by the right travel company which truly understands your needs. Our aim is to match your aspirations with the respective club member’s skill and knowledge of the area concerned.

Each member of the Bespoke Travel Club has extensive and well earned recognition in their field and has been operating as a specialist travel agency for a number of years. As the club grows new members from suitable companies will be added and we will only do so when we are sure that they fit in with the club ethos and passion for delivering the dream holiday. Dealing with a similar type of clientele we all understand the standard of care and attention to detail which our clients expect. We promise to always maintain that high level of service and we look forward to helping you plan many memorable and life enhancing trips around the world.

ANDREW LOYD / Founder & Chairman

"I would like to introduce our key contacts within our Bespoke Travel Club members
Think of your heart's desire... and then call us!"

Ampersand Travel     

Ampersand Travel - James Jayasundera

James founded Ampersand Travel in 2003 with the goal of becoming the ultimate specialist in bespoke travel to the Indian subcontinent. He was brought up in Rome, the son of diplomats, and has been travelling in style all his life. Although he loves his comfort he is not blinded by five star luxuries. It is that indefinable quality that makes something special which he is always on the look-out for; those small details that elevate a travel experience from the ordinary to the unforgettable which is why his motto is “luxury is in the experience”.

W: www.ampersandtravel.com    E: james@thebespoketravelclub.com

Ancestral Footsteps     

Ancestral Footsteps - Sue Hills

Sue Hills is the founder of Ancestral Footsteps. Producer and director on BBC TV series, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, Sue developed the Ancestral Footsteps concept while providing celebrities with a fascinating insight into their past. In parallel to her role behind the camera, Sue started conducting ancestry research for private clients and, finding this work equally rewarding and compelling, she developed the full Ancestral Footsteps concept into what is now a thriving and innovative luxury time travel experience.

W: www.ancestralfootsteps.com    E: info@ancestralfootsteps.com

Emily Fitzroy Bellini Travel     

Bellini Travel - Emily Fitzroy

Emily founded Bellini Travel nearly 10 years ago, along with Charles FitzRoy and Jane Rae. She is recognised by many to be the leading expert on travel and entertaining in Italy. According to Vanity Fair "Emily can work miracles" and the Financial Times are quoted as saying “For advice on Rome and just about everywhere else in Italy, I turn first to Emily FitzRoy at Bellini Travel.”

W: www.bellinitravel.com    E: enquiries@bellinitravel.com

Ceri Tinley Consensio Travel     

Consensio Holidays - Ceri Tinley

Ceri Tinley is the co-founder of Consensio Holidays the luxury operator of Alpine chalets and Mediterranean villas. Starting her career at Deloittes in Jersey, Ceri moved to the French alps 11 years ago. A keen skier she worked in the up-market chalet industry before launching Consensio in 2009.

W: www.consensioholidays.co.uk    E: ceri@thebespoketravelclub.com

Corinthian Travel - Hugh Fraser     

Corinthian Travel - Hugh Fraser

Corinthian Travel was founded by Hugh Fraser as a result of a passion for all things Arabian and North African. This consuming interest led to a degree in history and prolonged forays into the region with the aim of investigating everything from Saharan oases, to little known pyramids, and the restaurant scene in Beirut! Prior to setting up Corinthian, Hugh had extensive experience within the luxury travel industry working on both sides of the Atlantic.

W: www.corinthiantravel.co.uk     E: info@corinthiantravel.co.uk

Exeter International - Ala Osmond     

Exeter International - Ala Osmond

Ala established the London office of Exeter International in 2005 after living in St Petersburg for three years and falling in love with Russia. Before that, she spent 17 years working in the hotel industry. She developed a taste for the exotic after growing up in Cairo, Baghdad, Kampala and Khartoum.

W: www.exeterinternational.co.uk    E: ala@thebespoketravelclub.com

Five Star Greece - Ileana Von Hirsch     

Five Star Greece - Ileana Von Hirsch

Ileana von Hirsch was born in London and comes from one of Greece’s oldest and most respected shipping families. She is married to a Bavarian and lives in London. Her Greek-born partner Evi runs the Greek side of things from Athens. They speak five languages between them and handle every enquiry personally.

W: www.fivestargreece.com    E: ileana@thebespoketravelclub.com

Jet Escapes - Lisa Barnett     

Jet Escapes - Lisa Barnett

With fifteen years experience in varied roles within the travel industry, for the last eight years Lisa has focused on luxury travel and is an expert in private jets, European airports and the most exclusive destinations for celebrations and short breaks. With a passion for developing unique travel experiences, she keeps up to date with the newest aircraft, most luxurious hotels and restaurants and takes personal responsibility for creating truly memorable private jet holidays for her clients whether they are for a special occasion, a celebration or simply a relaxing getaway.

W: www.jetescapes.co.uk    E: lisa@jetescapes.co.uk

LTR Loyd Townsend-Rose - Andrew Loyd     

LTR Loyd Townsend-Rose - Andrew Loyd

Andrew Loyd trained with the Savoy Group and then spent 10 years in hotel management for top London properties. This was followed by 8 years managing private estates for some prominent New York families which took him throughout the US and Canada. It was on returning from the US in 1999, that Andrew and Jonathan joined forces and decided to form Loyd & Townsend Rose. After 7 years being based in the Scottish Borders, Andrew set up their Gloucestershire office in 2006 and started to expand their southern portfolio. Andrew Founded the Bespoke Travel Club in 2010.

W: www.ltr.co.uk      E: andrew@thebespoketravelclub.com

Volcanoes Safaris - Praveen     

Volcanoes Safaris - Praveen

Under Praveen's guiding vision, Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of reviving tourism in Uganda and Rwanda, after the conflict in the region had settled down. Today the company is recognized for the unique great ape eco-tourism model it has created, centred around the threatened gorilla and chimpanzee populations of the western rift valley. Praveen has led the Volcanoes team that created the company’s eco-lodges near the great ape parks. Volcanoes Safaris is the only safari company to be a signatory to the UN Kinshasa Declaration on Saving the Great Apes.

W:www.volcanoessafaris.com     E: praveen@thebespoketravelclub.com

Sincerely Paul - Paul Pugh     

Sincerely Paul - Paul Pugh

Paul has been a concierge for over 20 years in some of London's most luxurious and exclusive hotels and was the youngest head concierge in the London market at just twenty three years of age. In a glowing career including Radisson Edwardian, Paul also held the position of head concierge at both the Savoy and Dorchester and most recently the Berkeley. Unlike other companies offering concierge services Paul draws on his own personal ‘database’ of contacts and experience built on a sturdy foundation of over twenty years spent in the upper echelons of this highly specialised industry.

W: www.sincerelypaul.com     E: paul@thebespoketravelclub.com

Isabel Benjumea- Greatness Spain     

Greatness - Isabel Benjumea

Isabel has a degree in Law and International Relations at ICADE, Madrid. She holds extensive experience in international institutions like the World Bank where she spent the first years of her professional career. She completed her studies in History at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Georgetown University (US).

From a very early age, Isabel has shown her passion for Spain and its hidden treasures. This passion was inherited from her parents and family that introduced her to the most exclusive intellectual circles. Isabel personally visits and identifies the Greatness homes demanding the highest standards and the owners´ engagement to offer the best service to our clients.

W: www.greatness.es    E: info@greatness.es

 

Bespoke Travel Club - Offices in the UK and the US.     Tel: + 44 (0)1835 824 642       enquiry@thebespoketravelclub.com

Bespoke Travel is a consortium of small luxury travel specialists including:
Ampersand Travel | Ancestral Footsteps | Bellini Travel | Consensio | Corinthian Travel | Exeter International
Five Star Greece | Jet Escapes | Loyd & Townsend Rose | Volcanoes Safaris | Sincerely Paul | Greatness Spain

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