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Briggs & Riley Partners with Somak Luxury Travel on an Exclusive Range of Premium Luggage and Travel Accessories

Iconic American travelware brand Briggs & Riley is delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with Somak Luxury Travel,theLondon-basedtour operator specialising in five-star African and South Asian holidays.

The collaboration will see Somak clientele receive a personalized item or set of Briggs & Riley luggage to take with them on their voyage. The item will be personally curated for them by their Somak Luxury Travel Advisor, who will tailor it to their specific needs, type, and length of trip, whether it be camouflage-chic soft-sided bags ideally suited for a safari adventure in East Africa or her carry-ons for the ultimate luxury honeymoon.

Somak Luxury Travel clients will enjoy an additional opportunity to purchase further Briggs & Riley luggage at exclusive prices, directly through the tour operator to complete or complement their collection.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Somak Luxury Travel, a fellow independent family-run company that shares so many values with our own,” commented Briggs & Riley’s Head of UK Sales Stuart Webb. “And with every item featuring an exclusive Somak Luxury Travel monogram patch, luggage carousel mix ups will be a thing of the past!”

Ash Sofat, Chief Executive at Somak Luxury Travel said the partnership was a perfect fit. “Here at Somak we pride ourselves on curating travel memories to last a lifetime for our clients, so it was only fitting to partner with Briggs & Riley, affording them the opportunity to travel in style, with products that are guaranteed for life!”

Somak’s team of travel experts are on hand throughout every step of their client’s adventures, with perfect pairings including:

Safari-Chic Greens for an East African Adventure

On a flying safari in Kenya or Tanzania, bags need to be soft to fit into the luggage compartment of the planes that transport travellers between the luxury camps and lodges, whether in the majestic Masai Mara, Stunning Samburu Tanzania’s epic Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Safari drives with Somak’s amazing driver guides will allow you to spot Africa’s ‘big five’ – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephant and buffalo – in their natural habitat.

Briggs & Riley’s Baseline Weekender Duffle in Olive green is the accessory you need for your safari adventure! A sleek and spacious design with multiple pockets and compartments keeps everything accessible for hassle-free retrieval, all wrapped up in soft yet durable camo-chic green. With matching items available in three sizes of spinner luggage, the whole family can be kitted out in style for their trip of a lifetime. 

A Sri Lankan Sojourn with Torq

On a luxury cultural tour of Sri Lanka, clients will find themselves amazed by a range of UNESCO world heritage sites, each featuring a part of the teardrop island’s history and culture. A typical tour includes many modes of transport, from trains over miraculous bridges through mountains and down into valleys of tea plantations, to air conditioned luxury vehicles. Guides will fill travellers in on all the history, ensuring they don’t miss out on any nuances on their tour, which could even feature a safari adventure in some of the beautiful nature reserves in this incredible destination.

No South Asian adventure is complete without a sleek luggage sidekick to see you through the train journeys, drives and boat rides along the way. The perfect pick for a Sri Lankan tour? The Torq Large Hardside Spinner! Featuring a refined and durable design that is perfect for a trip with multiple stops, Torq is expertly engineered to withstand it all: from cargo holds to overhead bins and everything in between, all while maintaining its rugged resilience. Available in Black, the ZDX Large Expandable Spinner has 113L of interior space, ensuring you’ll have plenty of room for all your travel essentials as well as those must-have souvenirs for friends and family back home.

An Indian Ocean Honeymoon complete with ‘Something Blue’

If lazing on a pristine white beach in the middle of the warm Indian Ocean sounds like paradise, one of Somak’s beach breaks in the Maldives, Mauritius or even the Seychelles, might be the perfect escape. A favourite for families and couples, these island destinations offer barefoot luxury with fine dining and amazing experiences from cinema on the beach, to yoga sessions on a sandbar, and many water sports including diving some of the world’s most beautiful reefs to keep one occupied when tired of relaxing. It’s no wonder so many couples choose these dreamy destinations for their honeymoons!

One for the newlyweds, the Sympatico Large Expandable Spinner in Navy is the ultimate ‘something blue’ to take along on the honeymoon you’ve been dreaming of. Featuring  CX expansion-compression technology allowing you to pack up to 25% more, the case includes best-in-class shock absorbing wheels for 360° maneuverability and smooth, quiet gliding, the brand’s patented Outsider® handle to provide a flat packing surface inside to minimise wrinkles, and the option to monogram the case with your new initials for an extra special touch.