Carlos Melia at The New York Times Travel Show

Carlos Melia at The New York Times Travel Show |  New York, Javitz Center |  Yesterday  I had the honor and pleasure to share an informative and educational panel at The New York Times Travel Show on ” Discover the LGBT Markert ” along with colleagues LoAnn Halden – IGLTA, Kenneth Hieber – Gay2Africa, Andre Rojer – Tourism Curacao, and the professional/sassy/interactive moderation of Travel Expert Ed Salvato.
Way over and hour, we cover topics, such us Gay Travel, Gay Adventure Travel, Lesbian Travel, Gay Luxury Travel, Gay Cruises, The Caribbean and the LGBT Market, Africa and the LGBT Market. Three of this main topics were appointed to me as the specialist in those areas: Gay Travel to South America, Gay & Gay Friendly Cruises and Luxury Gay Travel. We ended up the session with a round of Q&A.
By the feedback of the attendees and other travel colleagues, writers and LGBT marketing experts such as Craig KarpelDan Allen, Mark Thompson – MRNY and Edge on the net and Justin Ocean… the panel was very interesting, diverse, informative and funny.
The New York Times Travel Show is one of the most important Travel Expos in the United States, and to us LGBT members of this travel industry, is an honor to be able to present and share with other mainstream professionals, media and general public our experiences, knowledge and tips.
(*) NOTE: At the end of this panel, I was informed by LoAnn HaldenIGLTA International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association – that my application to be a guest speaker at the upcoming 2011 IGLTA’s Annual Global Convention ” Unleashed “ had been approved, therefore I will be conducting an educational seminar on How to develop successful LGBT Travel Blogs. (Ft. Lauderdale May 10-15th 2011). Look forward seeing you all there. Just to had an idea of the importance of this convention, I will be sharing educational seminars with professionals with brands such us Google. For more information IGLTA Unleashed. CM

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Carlos Melia global bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. Member of VIRTUOSO. Has earned, after over 25 years of Mainstream and Gay Travel experience, the mote of "Little Marco Polo". Jetsetter, bon vivant curates the world of luxury travel & lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Associated to First in Service Travel and Tzell Travel Network. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Follow, read and share my travel experiences worldwide at

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