Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux was established in France in 1954 with a goal to spread it’s unique “art de vivre” by including only outstanding properties with unique character. Currently 475 properties are members of Relais & Châteaux, which is considered a family of hoteliers, and chefs from around the world who share a “passion for personal commitment” and “ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony.” Relais & Châteaux considers a selection of their properties a choice to “experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses.” Their properties range from vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa.

Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent is a luxury travel company that has some unique destinations and experiences that are coined “& moments”. Examples Abercrombie and Kent cite, include activities such as participating in a food-offering ceremony with Buddhist monks in Bangkok, explore the citadel of Machu Picchu in the company of it’s resident archaeologist, or end a perfect day on a safari with a five-course banquet under the stars.

Visa Infinite Black Card (Access Bank)

The Visa Infinite Black Card has just been announced by Access Bank of Nigeria as Africa’s “most prestigious credit card”. Access Bank’s Visa is targeted “For discerning clients who desire unlimited spending power, convenience and privileges with a single prestigious solution.”

Advertised benefits to this invitation only “Limited Membership, Infinite Privileges” card include:

  • A concierge service to manage cardholder travel, hotel reservations, currency exchange, transportation, special vacation packages, etc
  • Travel insurance coverage, including: medical treatment, evacuation, emergency medical, including emergency medical treatment, and of course loss of luggage
  • Priority Pass Membership
  • Minimum $30,000 credit limit
  • Specific 24/7 call centre service
  • Ticket Exchange
  • Emergency card replacement and cash advances
  • Collision damage waiver
  • Extended warranty and purchase protection
  • 29% Interest rate

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Visa Black Card

Visa and Barclay’s recently introduced the Visa Black Card (December 2008). The Visa Black Card joins the elite luxury credit card space, offering the 1% or less who are approved special access to concierge and rewards services. The Visa Black Card is made from Carbon Graphite (lightweight, strong, heat resilient), and includes benefits only available to privileged card holders. Visa Black Cards most notable feature is their premium concierge service, that competes with Circle found on American Express and Virtuoso found on MasterCard World Elite.

The Visa Black Card currently offers an introductory 0% Balance Transfer for 6 months, following thereafter with Standard APR of Prime + 9.99 (Presently 13.99%). Cash Advances are Prime + 15.99% (Presently 19.99%).

Introducing the Exclusive Black Card

  • *1% cash back on purchases
  • One to one dollar spend for points that can redeemed for travel anytime
  • 24 Hour Premium Concierge Service
  • Exclusive Rewards Program
  • Luxury Gifts Program
  • Card Made From Patent Pending Carbon Graphite
  • Priority Pass Membership (Airport Club Access)
  • Annual Card Fee $495

Apply Online For The Visa Black Card

Visa Black Card Concierge Services

Visa Black Card Concierge Services Include The Following Luxury Concierge Abilities.

Entertainment Planning (Information, Referrals, Reservations, Ticketing)
  • Recommended Restaurants
  • Health clubs
  • Sports entertainment events
  • Golf Tee Time
  • Shopping locations
Business Services (Referrals & Arrangements)
  • Conference service
  • Emergency translation services via phone
  • Computer rental, audio/visual equipment
  • Message service
  • Foreign protocol information
Travel Information and Assistance (Referrals/Recommendations, Reservations)
  • Weather forecasts/ATM locations
  • VISA passport locations
  • Customs, duties and information
  • Mass transportation information and schedules
  • Hotel information
  • Mail/fax destination package
  • Car rentals, limousine & car service information
  • Flight information and ticketing
Country and City Information
  • Highlights/sights/exhibitions/shows
  • Festivals/museum/music entertainment information
  • Time/hours/holidays information
  • Tourist information
  • Shopping information
Gift Arrangements
  • Gift baskets
  • Floral arrangements
  • Specific gifts (as requested)
  • Special occasion gift recommendations
Specialty Services
  • Assistance with location and purchase of specialty items.
  • For example:
    • Rare books or records;
    • Unusual household items;
    • And referrals to specialty services such as dog groomers, tailors and doll makers
  • Hard to find items; special research; specialty shopping