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Tom Marchant is an entrepreneur known for launching some of the fastest growing, award-winning brands in the luxury travel and lifestyle sector. He is owner and co-founder of The Black Tomato Group, parent company of the travel brands Black Tomato and Epic Tomato. Additionally, he oversees Studio Black Tomato, that provides experiential content creation, marketing, branding and strategy to destinations and leading luxury brands around the world.
Black Tomato has grown to be recognised as the leading authority in the world on luxury travel, known for reinventing the luxury travel sphere. Consistently awarded for extraordinary service and a tailored approach, Black Tomato executes exceptional, bespoke travel experiences for customers around the world, catering to clients’ passions and every desire. Since its creation in the late 2000s, the company has enjoyed rapid growth in markets around the world, enabling Black Tomato to establish a strong global brand presence.
Black Tomato is recognised as a pioneer for reinventing the luxury travel sphere, where trailblazing products and services created are never innovation for innovation’s sake; instead, they are built to enhance travellers. Unearthing clients’ passions and making these a reality is paramount to Black Tomato’s core and have inspired Marchants and his team to create groundbreaking products such as blink, the ultimate bespoke, pop-up luxury accommodations in remote parts of the world. Recently launched Get Lost, a program challenging travelers to totally disconnect and explore their way out of unknown destinations, earned Black Tomato a nod from Forbes as “the travel industry’s most innovative disruptor.”
Tom regularly writes and speaks on trends and the future of the luxury travel is a thought leader and columnist for Harper’s Bazaar where he curates the world’s best destinations, hotels, and luxury travel experiences. Additionally, he is a columnist for Inc., where he explores innovation and how it impacts entrepreneurs, businesses and economies all over the world. Tom and Black Tomato have been identified in the media by publications such as Vogue, The NY Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Travel & Leisure, CNBC, Esquire and GQ as leaders in shaping the future of the luxury travel and lifestyle industries.