Co-founder of Black Tomato TC
Tom Marchant is co-founder of award-winning, tailormade luxury travel company Black Tomato. Described by Harper’s Bazaar as “having a finger on the pulse of travel that is incomparable” his experience in the UK and the US has enabled a deep understanding of different markets and his innovative approach has been lauded across the luxury sector, notably as a Game Changer in the 2020 Walpole Power List and for the past several years as a Conde Nast Traveller Top Travel Specialist. Black Tomato’s pioneering services, like “Get Lost”, “Blink” and most recently “Field Trip”, reflect the company’s unique ability to uncover rare ways to experience destinations.
Previously named ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the British Travel Industry Hall of Fame, Tom regularly writes and speaks on trends and the future of travel, with keynotes given at the likes of Google Firestarters and Bloomberg’s Future of Luxury. Prioritising strategic partnerships, innovation and client retention while encouraging employees’ curiosity, Tom has led Black Tomato to rapid growth and is respected as a leading voice in the industry, recognized by the acclaimed ‘Contribution to Experiential Travel’ prize given at the prestigious Pure Travel Awards in 2019.