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PH global consulting

PH global consulting was established by Paul Humphreys in 1990, as a specialist management, marketing and media consultancy for the travel industry. Paul has been involved in consulting for the luxury hotel and travel industry since 1976.

Born in England, Paul trained as a graphic artist, and joined the family printing and newspaper publishing business.

After selling the family business, Paul bought and restored a Victorian mansion in the highlands of Scotland, and ran it as a deluxe country house hotel in the 1980's, where he not only learned the art of hotel-keeping, but became an accomplished chef and wine lover!

After an approach by Murdoch Magazines, he returned to the world of publishing, and became European Director of Sales and Marketing, with responsibility for travel trade publications. Later, he joined the executive board of Hobsons Publishing plc, as Managing Director of Johansens Hotel Guides. He has acted as Consultant/Director to numerous travel publications, including "Premier Hotels & Resorts", "Signpost", "World Travel Guide" and hotel booking engine "Five Star Alliance" 

Paul was founder and first Chairman of The Travel Trust Association (TTA) in 1991.

By the early 1990's, Paul had acquired a fascination with the travel industry, especially with tour operating. Specialising in incoming tourism in emerging markets, he developed tourism into many former Eastern European countries, and into the "new" South Africa following their respective changes of government.

Paul established dmAFRICA in 1997, and dmASIA in 2010, both of which he is currently Chairman & C.E.O. They are part of his holding company dmEARTH, formed in 1993.

In 2000 he set up Destination Professionals, a network marketing organisation of destination management companies (DMCs), which now has over 25 members operating inbound in the luxury and MICE sectors of the market into over 55 countries worldwide.

Paul is a frequent traveller, having visited 106 countries, flying over 120,000 miles a year. An active member of SKAL International, a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management, and a member of The Foreign Correspondent's Club, & The Eccentrics Club. He divides his time between homes in Thailand and Spain.


Developing incoming tour operations into emerging markets, and developing outbound luxury tourism from emerging markets.

Consulting on luxury hotel opening projects in emerging markets.

Consulting and implementation on hotel grading schemes.

Consulting on hotel guides, publications and electronic marketing.

Public Speaking, Lecturing and Training Seminars for the luxury hospitality industry.

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