The right words in the right order…the right images in the right places…the right ideas…the right story.the right images in the right places…

Almont Global brings it all together in an unbeatable way… placing your destination, property or travel service in its rightful market position.

Designing your story

Conception and production of outcome-focused high-impact content in a variety of formats… creating a story that becomes a key differentiation factor.


Just who do you need to address, and in what way? Almont Global works hand in hand with you to ensure the messages have maximum impact. We also assist brands in reputation management and crisis management.


A diverse range of dedicated talent, including editors, journalists, copywriters, specialist photographers, video producers, designers, and social media and IT specialists, develop and execute ideas that earn attention and drive business impact.

Media Relations

The ever-shifting media landscape and the relationships necessary to generate high-quality coverage require effective media pitching and an intimate knowledge of the workings of the media. This gives heightened visibility to the stories you want to tell.

Getting Digital Right

Travellers increasingly have “platform-centric” journeys, putting themselves at the heart of the story. “Designing for discovery” and “platform fluency” engage the traveller where he or she is, while keeping a finger on the pulse of where they may go next.

Influencer Marketing

It is essential to identify “culture-shapers” and advocates who truly influence key audiences, and work with them to ensure the content they produce drives measurable results.

Virtual Experiences – Real Results

We work with those on the cutting edge of the latest Virtual and Enhanced Reality technologies in order to design “virtual visits” to your place from afar, or to vastly enhance the experience of those who have finally made it there!


Our planet’s most vulnerable destinations must be protected by transforming travel industry impact on nature and communities. The socio-cultural authenticity, cultural heritage and traditional values of host communities must be respected, while contributing to inter-cultural understanding and tolerance.

About Us

Almont Global is a “one-stop-shop” mar-comm support in the luxury tourism and lifestyle sectors.

The company offers support to destination marketing organisations, hotel owners and operators, tourism organisations and peripheral luxury industries. Almont Global combines the assets of three top communicators in the travel industry with a network of service providers that are without equal in the industry. The expertise of the three managing partners stretches well beyond a century.

Richard BarnesAustralian journalist Richard Barnes is founder and owner of Barnes Media International, and editor-in-chief at Cleverdis – producers of a host of travel trade show dailies for such keynote events as ITB Berlin, ITB Asia, ITB China, or IFTM Paris, and is editor-in-chief of the Travel and Tourism SMARTreport. He has also overseen numerous Cleverdis consulting missions for such partners as European Travel Commission, Tourism Malaysia, Sarawak, Atout France, and the Islands of Tahiti. Barnes is a two-time winner of Australia’s Pater Award for radio journalism.

Mary GostelowMary Gostelow is the face behind luxury travel’s annual “Nobel”, the Gostelow Award, from International Luxury Travel Market ILTM. Since 2016, this unique accolade has also been given to such icons as Matthew Upchurch, Chairman of Virtuoso, and Valerie Wilson, of the eponymous travel advisory. Mary Gostelow is global ambassador for ILTM. She is owner-editor of the monthly Gostelow Report global luxury hospitality market intelligence briefing. She has weekly columns in HOTELS online, and on LATTE, reaching Australasian luxury advisors, and, monthly, on Travel Market Report, predominantly for the USA luxury advisory sector.

Yuriy HorovyyYuriy Horovyy is CEO of Almont Travel – a luxury and VIP travel management company that provides bespoke services to high-level business and leisure clients worldwide. His team organises exclusive tailor-made VIP travel to the world’s most exclusive hotels and exotic destinations thanks to the fact that Almont is a proud member of the exclusive Virtuoso network, giving unparalleled access and a wealth of resources. Almont Travel offers highly bespoke luxury services to highest-level business and leisure clients worldwide.

“For several years, in my talks with owners and senior executives of hospitality companies, destination marketing organisations and receptive agents, it has become increasingly evident that there is a need for knowledgeable unbiased high-end advice and support when it comes to marketing and communication. By bringing Richard Barnes and Mary Gostelow into this equation, Almont Global offers a combination of talents and contacts that I believe are without equal in the industry” – Yuriy Horovyy – founder and director.

What We Do

Almont Global works worldwide in the field of mar-comm support for all players in the luxury tourism and lifestyle sectors, including (but not limited to) destination marketing organisations, hotel owners and operators, travel service providers and all peripheral luxury industries.
Analysis of a client’s current communication techniques
Assistance in the creation of communication strategy
Launch concepts
Creation of story lines
Creation of media campaigns
Creation of customised assets (special reports and guides)
Creation of webinars
Writing of hard-hitting press releases or speeches
Creation of media assets
Trade fair advice and support
Creation of highly effective press kits
Assistance with media fam-tours


Contact Us

Almont Global

6 Snow Hill,
London, EC1A 2AY
Telephone: +44(0) 20 3981 3001