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Roman Townsend

Managing Director

Prior to founding Belvera Partners, Roman was the Director of Media Relations & Corporate Affairs at Hotelbeds – and has also held senior communications roles at both Vueling and Amadeus.
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Roman started his career as a Press Officer in the UK’s Houses of Parliament, before spending seven years in financial PR in London.

In 2010 he joined Amadeus to lead the financial communications for its IPO and spent six years there handling corporate affairs.

Following a period covering a maternity leave as Director of Communications at Spanish airline Vueling, in 2016 he joined Hotelbeds as Director of Media Relations & Corporate Affairs.

During almost five years at Hotelbeds he established the company’s global communications team, following an exit from TUI and the acquisition of both Tourico Holidays and GTA.

Roman holds a degree in history from Cambridge and works comfortably in both Spanish and his native English.

Alicia Orta Stanford

Freelance Account Manager

Alicia is a skilled public relations professional with over seven years of experience working with global teams, across B2B and B2C brands, and specialises in travel, tourism and technology.
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From 2016 to 2019 Alicia worked for Hotelbeds, a global B2B distributor of hotel and other travel services with sales of over 6 billion dollars a year. At Hotelbeds she was responsible for Media Relations & Corporate Affairs for the whole of the Americas region, leading not just media activity but also conference speaking, lobby group outreach, managing events, and coordinating social media.

Throughout her career, she has developed great connections across business journals, national publications, travel trades, tech, hospitality journals, lifestyle, environmental, consumer, and retail travel agent media all over the Americas.

Recently, Alicia led several PR campaigns for US Ghost Adventures and its portfolio of brands, a company that provides ghost tours in cities across the United States – for whom she gained TV interviews on News 4 Jax, First Coast News, Central Florida News 13, and NBC San Diego.

Originally from Venezuela, Alicia is bilingual in both Spanish and English. For the last ten years, she has lived in Orlando, Florida where she took her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Rollins College.

Balint Brunner

Balint Brunner

Freelance Account Manager

Balint is a UK-based aviation and travel specialist PR practitioner with five years of agency and in-house experience in the sector, working across high-flying B2B and B2C brands including the World Travel & Tourism Council, Finnair and Cirium.
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Based in North Wales, Balint’s experience spans strategic communications, media relations and internal communications. Before setting up his freelance consultancy, he worked for world-leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus and travel PR company The PC Agency.

With connections across a wealth of national and trade outlets, Balint has a passion for delivering profile-raising coverage and using the power of insightful data to bring brands to life. While a long-time aviation enthusiast, he has also worked in the technology, energy and not-for-profit sectors.

Balint is currently pursuing an MBA in International Marketing to complement his PR degree. Originally from Budapest, he speaks fluent English and Hungarian, with some competence in Welsh.

Roma Melikhov

Freelance Account Manager

Roma has almost ten years of PR agency experience and a strong background in technology, including working with clients such as Microsoft. At Belvera Partners he works across a variety of accounts to provide day-to-day management to ensure clients are gaining the best possible service.

Olha

Honchar Olha

Freelance Account Manager

Olha has four years of experience in PR and holds a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. She has been working with travel tech companies such as Aviasales and WayAway as well as technology companies such as Play Station and Epson.

She is responsible for account administration, communication with journalists and bloggers, social media monitoring, analytics and coordinating projects within the team.

Olya actively participated in various internships, was a volunteer in the international organization AIESEC and studied at the Kyiv Academy of Media Arts on the course Creative Copywriting. 

Lorena Palmer

Office Manager & Operations

Lorena has been a marketing & PR executive in her native Mallorca since 2016 and has previously worked at travel companies such as Hilton and Melia. At Belvera Partners she is our Office Manager and supports clients with social media and other operational needs.

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Corporate communications and public affairs professional with 10 years of experience building long-term, sustainable reputations for B2B and B2C international tech & tourism organizations.

Anna also helps organizations to communicate their mission and vision to wider stakeholder audiences, as well as enhance the visibility of strategic agreements and new product launches to drive revenue.

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Roman started his career as a Press Officer in the UK’s Houses of Parliament, before spending seven years in financial PR in London.

In 2010 he joined Amadeus to lead the financial communications for its IPO and spent six years there handling corporate affairs.

Following a period covering a maternity leave as Director of Communications at Spanish airline Vueling, in 2016 he joined Hotelbeds as Director of Media Relations & Corporate Affairs.

During almost five years at Hotelbeds he established the company’s global communications team, following an exit from TUI and the acquisition of both Tourico Holidays and GTA.

Roman holds a degree in history from Cambridge and works comfortably in both Spanish and his native English.

From 2016 to 2019 Alicia worked for Hotelbeds, a global B2B distributor of hotel and other travel services with sales of over 6 billion dollars a year. At Hotelbeds she was responsible for Media Relations & Corporate Affairs for the whole of the Americas region, leading not just media activity but also conference speaking, lobby group outreach, managing events, and coordinating social media.

Throughout her career, she has developed great connections across business journals, national publications, travel trades, tech, hospitality journals, lifestyle, environmental, consumer, and retail travel agent media all over the Americas.

Recently, Alicia led several PR campaigns for US Ghost Adventures and its portfolio of brands, a company that provides ghost tours in cities across the United States – for whom she gained TV interviews on News 4 Jax, First Coast News, Central Florida News 13, and NBC San Diego.

Originally from Venezuela, Alicia is bilingual in both Spanish and English. For the last ten years, she has lived in Orlando, Florida where she took her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Rollins College.

Based in North Wales, Balint’s experience spans strategic communications, media relations and internal communications. Before setting up his freelance consultancy, he worked for world-leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus and travel PR company The PC Agency.

With connections across a wealth of national and trade outlets, Balint has a passion for delivering profile-raising coverage and using the power of insightful data to bring brands to life. While a long-time aviation enthusiast, he has also worked in the technology, energy and not-for-profit sectors.

Balint is currently pursuing an MBA in International Marketing to complement his PR degree. Originally from Budapest, he speaks fluent English and Hungarian, with some competence in Welsh.

Corporate communications and public affairs professional with 10 years of experience building long-term, sustainable reputations for B2B and B2C international tech & tourism organizations.

Anna also helps organizations to communicate their mission and vision to wider stakeholder audiences, as well as enhance the visibility of strategic agreements and new product launches to drive revenue.

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