Founder & CEO
Elbia is a true “Parisienne” at heart, a travel enthusiast and a savvy businesswoman. She started traveling and moving across the globe at a very young age as she was born in the UK and spent her first years in Algeria before moving to Paris. Elbia left the family nest at 18 years old to spend a few months in Dubai before attending college in Switzerland where she received her BBA in Luxury Hotel Management from one of the most prestigious Hospitality School; Glion Institute of Higher Education.
After graduating, Elbia moved to Miami to start her hospitality career at the W Hotel South Beach where she quickly took charge of the Whatever/Whenever Department. There she played a key role in making the impossible happen for Miami’s most elite and demanding clientele. After a few years with W Hotels across America, Elbia returned to her homeland and enjoyed rediscovering France and Europe all together for two year before moving back to NYC. Her last role at Feast & Fêtes, the events division of Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud helped her reinforce her experience in events and catering as she helped organize some of the most exclusive and private parties in the city.
As a hospitality professional and Frenchie in NYC, Elbia was constantly solicited by her entourage to get the best addresses when traveling to France. That’s how Be Essential Club was born in 2019. She now splits her time between New York City and Paris to focus on latest venture that allows her to bring all her talents and passions together creating unique experiences for Be Essential Club’s clientele.
Partner & Head of Sales
Born and raised in the beautiful region of Normandy in France, Flavie studied Tourism Sales and Production, in her home country before stepping into an International career.
Indeed, Flavie has lived abroad for more than 10 years and worked for world-known companies such as Starwood Hotels, Intercontinental Hotel Group, GHM Hotels, as well as 5* Independent Hotels, part of Leading Hotels of the World, and Independent Restaurants. Based in Ireland, Caribbean, USA, Australia, Canada or Mexico, she managed and trained multi-cultural teams to create tailor made services and unforgettable memories for her guests. She focuses her main expertise in Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Event Management as well as Hotel Operations. Flavie has always been a key contact for the travel agents but also the medias to satisfy any wish or need their top VIPs may have.
Flavie Le Comte can proficiently work in three different languages and has an extensive travel background (leisure and business) mostly in North and Central America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor by Arhanta Ashram, Flavie always enjoys learning more about therapeutic yoga and sharing her knowledge of body and mind well-being. She has also a deep interest for environment and surfing.
“Thanks so much for all of your amazing customer service. You have been the best that I have dealt with through all of this. It has been so difficult to cancel, refund, deal with the ever changing vendor policies, re book etc" Ginny, Avanti World Travel
"Please know that I was very impressed and happy with our experience working together and definitely plan to be in touch as soon as it makes sense.” Michelle, SmartFlyer
“I want to thank you BOTH for being AWESOME! So quick and responsive and you have everything so well covered. Very impressed” Juliana, Desert To Sea Travel
"The entire team is excellent. Always extremely responsive, professional, and handles difficult situations with grace and patience. I wish there were more DMCs were like BE Essential!!"
"My clients loved the trip to Paris and Nice. "Our trip was AMAZING!! .. The guides were terrific!"" Martha, Frocsh
"Bill said that the young gentleman who met them at the first Paris train station was outstanding – took their bags and helped them speed walk to the metro and to the 2nd Paris train station. Instead of dealing with getting on the next train and sitting in the train station, they got to their destination and did what they want to do – sit at a local café in France enjoying life."Kevin, Pro Travel Inc
"Alisa and Jeff had a wonderful time in Paris! Thank you for making their time special and we look forward to working with your team again! Thanks " Dana, Andiamo Travel
“We have had amazing guides & tonight we had the BEST dinner & trip on the seine river cruise. We are loving every second of our time here and we couldn’t have done it without you. We’re so grateful! Thank you so much!!” Elbia and Ekaterina, thank you so much for making this happen for them and for me. I truly appreciate your assistance." Debbi, Santa Barbara Travel
"My clients expect (but also appreciate) the best of the best in everything. This was a huge trip. Thanks for making me look good for my top client!" Kevin, Ubique
"Thank you and your team for putting together a fantastic trip for the V***** family – I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I have struggled to find a partner in France that knocks it out of the park and I am SO thrilled I found you guys – I’m coming to you for all things France now 😉"
Haleigh, Next Exit Travels
"I just spoke with JP this morning actually, and he said he had a fabulous time! He loved all the tours. So thank you so much for all of your wonderful hospitality!" Pamela, Wedadays
"Your service was excellent, quick replies and it was a last minute request. I will definitely contact you in the future and refer you to colleagues, no doubt!" Pat, Luxe Travel Management/Frosch
"Be Essential was incredibly instrumental assisting an older couple navigate plane debarkation and passing through customs/immigration in Paris. Their family had a HUGE peace of mind know they were in safe and capable hands from beginning to end. Assistance at baggage claim and chauffer to their hotel made it all smooth sailing and a fabulous being of their holiday. MERCI" Marie, Great Getaways
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