Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur Join Hands with Amistad Partners

“A heritage hotel with conference facilities and an Indoor Courtyard, close to Pavilion and Twin Towers” LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Known as the crown jewel of Royale Chulan Hotels and Resorts, Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur join hands with Amistad Partners, a UK-based global hotel representation company. Royale Chulan is a luxurious… Read the full press release

Gekko Group Joins Amistad Partners’ Luxury Hotel Portfolio

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Amistad Partners is happy to announce that we are joining hands with one of the leading brands in hospitality and gastronomy industries, the Gekko Group. Having a rich portfolio of real estates, gastronomy, hotels, and events, Gekko Group has been constantly expanding its brand since 2016. The… Read the full press release

Amistad Partners to support Meritus Hotels & Resorts’ Sales &Marketing Efforts in Europe & the USA

SINGAPORE,  2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Amistad Partners, a global hotel representation company delivering sales and marketing solutions to leading independent hotel groups, has been tasked to help boost Meritus Hotels & Resorts’ brand visibility and market share in Europe and the United States. Award-winning Asian hospitality group Meritus Hotels & Resorts manages the iconic… Read the full press release

Women in Business Travel

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Gender diversity has been high on the corporate agenda for a number of years now. With an increasing number of women making up the fabric of the corporate world, questions are being raised as to whether corporate travel programmes are designed to treat their male and female travellers… Read the full press release

Exclusive Amistad Partners Evening with London Agents

London, United Kingdom, 2019-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Amistad Partners were excited to host a MICE and Leisure Agent’s event on the 11th of December 2018 in London at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch – complete with their own private Bowling Alley. Joining the AP Team that evening were the following partner hotels; Aphrodite Hills… Read the full press release

European business travellers prefer online travel agencies

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Fresh research from SAP Concur and Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) shows that, nowadays, business travellers are less likely to book flights and accommodation directly from suppliers. In other words, online travel agency (OTA) bookings have now surpassed direct bookings to become the more popular option, particularly… Read the full press release

Cyber hacks and data breaches: Is your customers’ data safe?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Dec-21 — Travel PR News/ — On Friday, hotel group Marriott International became the latest target of relentless hackers. The hotel giant reported that the records of a whopping 500 million customers were involved in a data breach. It admitted, after an internal investigation, that the guest reservation database of its Starwood division… Read the full press release

Dubai gem Nikki Beach Resort & Spa joins Amistad Partners’ portfolio

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Located on Dubai’s stunning Pearl Jumeira island, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is the latest addition to Amistad Partners’ portfolio. This new collaboration comes just two months after yet another Dubai luxury hotel, Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai, joined forces with Amistad Partners. Spanning over 52,000… Read the full press release

Amistad Partners and The Hotels Consulting Company strike up strategic partnership

London, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Amistad Partners (AP) and THCC (First International Community& Platform of Independent Hotels Owners and Decision Makers), which has offices in Paris, Geneva and London, have entered into a partnership to offer additional representational opportunities to members of THCC. With offices dotted across London, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico,… Read the full press release

Regional MICE industry trends for 2019

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — We’ve previously mentioned that we expect 2019 to be a booming year for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) industry. With 2018 coming to a close, in today’s AP Voice we look at what trends CWT Meetings & Events thinks will impact the MICE industry globally… Read the full press release

H Hospitality Collection, the hospitality management company, and Amistad Partners join forces

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — H Hospitality Collection an Abu Dhabi-based hospitality management company has selected Amistad Partners, a premier global luxury hotel representation company, to represent four of its illustrious properties: The H Dubai, The H Resort Seychelles, Centreville Hotel & Experiences in Podgorica, Montenegro and Villa Diyafa Hotel… Read the full press release

The future of the boutique hotels

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — While boutique hotels, also called independent or lifestyle hotels, were possibly written off 10-15 years ago, it’s undeniable that these hotels are back in favour. In fact, boutique hotels are on their way to becoming the fastest-growing segment in the lodging industry. According to recent data, the… Read the full press release

Female business travellers: A demographic you can’t risk ignoring

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — About a year ago, the corporate world, government and the movie industry (especially in the United States) were caught off guard and stunned by revelation after revelation of sexual misconduct by well-known figures. The world today is more aware now about improper behaviour by men, particularly by… Read the full press release

Independent hotels must invest in social media

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — It won’t come as any great revelation that social media plays a crucial role in today’s competitive hospitality market. You know this already. However, for many independent hotels, social media is at best a peripheral activity that is paid attention to on an ad hoc basis. Social media… Read the full press release

Business travellers are spending more and paying for their own extras

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — A big part of our job is to make sure that we are on top of the latest news and insights that matter to your independent hotel. So sometimes it might feel like we’re sharing a lot of data here on AP Voice but we want to… Read the full press release

Airbnb enters the meetings market: Should you worry?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — We recently read a stat in WIT that after corporate travel, the meetings market (or MICE as it is called) is the next most lucrative sector for hotels and is the slowest in tech adoption. So it’s unsurprising that disruptive travel companies are shaking up the market…. Read the full press release

Artificial Intelligence: How can it help your hotel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world. Every week we read reports about the how AI will fundamentally change the nature of work, replacing numerous jobs and leading to the creation of jobs that don’t yet exist. However, for many of us, AI seems to belong to… Read the full press release

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai adds luxury and elegance to Amistad Partners’ portfolio

LONDON, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, the hottest hotel on Palm Jumeirah, is the latest independent hotel to join Amistad Partners, a premier global hotel representation company. The lifestyle hotel, described by Arabian Business magazine as having “the swankiest rooftop lounge in Dubai”, offers a unique hospitality experience.  Set on… Read the full press release

MICE event planners look to independent hotels in the UK

LONDON, 2018-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Cvent released the findings of its fourth annual Global Planner Sourcing Report in late July, and some of the data reveal some surprising insights. The report features the results of a survey of nearly 3,000 corporate event planners worldwide about how they source venues and what influences their… Read the full press release

AP Digital – Technology which is integral to the Amistad Partners business

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — AP Digital is not just a CRM tool, it’s a client portal, agent portal, professional services automation platform, contract manager and a virtual assistant. AP Digital is delivered via a web and app-based experience. AP Digital is not a bolt-on or after thought, it embodies how Amistad… Read the full press release

TripActions: What is it and how will it change corporate travel?

LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — While there have been rumblings about Airbnb’s disruptive impact on the corporate travel market (a topic we will delve into in a later article), we have been paying close attention to another technology company, TripActions. In today’s AP Voice, we examine what TripActions is and how it… Read the full press release

The Middle East: How to target Millennials, Generation Z and the Silver Tourist

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for the Middle East and Asia, Zohaib Haider. LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourists are learning that there is a lot to see in the Middle East. The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the architectural beauty of the Sheikh Zayed… Read the full press release

Boom in Chinese tourism: Trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for China, Rachel Mao. LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism in China is showing strong growth and is becoming a powerful contributor to the country’s economy. The country expects to receive more than 140 million inbound visits in 2018, higher than the number… Read the full press release

North America: Tourism trends for 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of sales for North America, Viola Ncube. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The outlook for North America looks incredibly positive, which is sure to result in bountiful opportunities for independent hoteliers in the region. Despite constant political ups and downs, the US economy remains strong… Read the full press release

Tourism in the Asia Pacific: What to expect in 2018 and beyond

Today’s AP voice is from our VP of Sales for Asia and the Middle East, Michelle Low. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Unsurprisingly, strong economic growth across the Asia Pacific has gone hand in hand with a significant uptick in tourism, both inter-regional and international. In today’s post, I look at some… Read the full press release

Weighing up the Pros and Cons of Soft Brands

Today’s AP voice is from our managing director Beate Christeleit. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — At Amistad, we have seen a substantial increase in the number of “soft brands” in the past few years. While there are obvious benefits for independent hotels, it’s worth taking a deeper dive into the benefits and… Read the full press release

Top five hottest leisure trends for independent hotels

LONDON, 2018-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — There is no doubt that global leisure travel has been on the increase over the past decade and there are no signs of slow down. According to, the five countries that spend the most on travel are China ($164.9 billion), the US ($145.7 billion), Germany ($106.6 billion), the… Read the full press release

Amistad Partners and the legendary Legendale Hotel Beijing join forces

The five-star hotel offers elegance and luxury in the heart of Beijing. LONDON, UK, 2018-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Within walking distance of some of China’s most significant landmarks and historical sites, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Drum and Bell Towers, as well as world-class shopping areas, such as Wangfujing and… Read the full press release