The right concept…The right ideas…The right strategy…The right story…The right delivery…A truly sustainable approach...A truly sustainable approach...

We empower travel and viable hospitality so that all players can achieve more.

Helping you change the world

We are entering a new era when sustainable travel is no longer an option; it’s essential to our future. It’s time to change the industry… and the world… for the better.

Change management

Change is sometimes scary… but it’s necessary. With the right people at your side, it can be a whole lot easier – with highly successful results.

Hotel development assistance

From pre-purchase, through concept and design, you are assisted all the way to finished product and marketing.

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.

Communication and marketing

A diverse range of dedicated talent, including editors, journalists, copywriters, specialist photographers, video producers, VR specialists, designers, and social media, influencer marketing 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.

About Us

Almont Global is a “one-stop-shop” development and 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 figures 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 development, marketing and communication. By bringing Richard Barnes and Mary Gostelow, along with an extraordinary Advisory Board, 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 development and 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 development prospects – including pre-feasibility, feasibility, concept and design
Analysis of a client’s current communication & marketing techniques
Assistance in the creation of communication & marketing 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
Texts and press releases


Contact Us

Almont Global

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