Social Media vs. Return on Investment | HotelsMag.com | One of the best articles I have read on the hot topic among Hoteliers, travel destinations and suppliers, and Social Media. Many travel suppliers, specially hoteliers are still looking for the connection between social media and revenue generation or ROI – Return on Investment. Every day when I approach a new hotel or travel supplier and present my portfolio of digital resources and Social Media Network, I get asked the same question, RIO. Always my reply has been, the approach to social media in search of direct sales it is mistaken. Social Media is not a a purchase platform, but a proven successful positioning tool and decision making platform. Social media is about the EXPERIENCE and the CUSTOMER. Social Media is the new “Word of Mouth”. Clients/Friends/Followers/Fans they want to see experience, they want to see raw content, photos, videos…. finally someone manage to word in one piece the concept I have been trying to explain for the last 4 years, which you can see everyone online at www.carlosmeliablog.com / Source: HOTELSMag.com by Tony and Jason Potter.
Hotel Check IN at Four Seasons Punta Mita | Riviera Nayarit, Mexico | So yesterday after five hours flight from New York City with connection in Dallas, I arrived to Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco, to later be transferred by car – approx. 45 minutes – to the neighbor state of Riviera Nayarit [...]
Our entire London weekend getaway last week dished at 429Magazine. Click on the image to check it out, were we stayed, dined & wined and played, including Beyonce’s ” Mrs Carter Show ” performance at The O2 Arena.
Getting ready to depart early Monday, for my four days visit, next week, exploring Punta Mita and Riviera Nayarit in Mexico, invited and hosted by Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico. Time to relax and focus on work, while exploring the small towns and villages of the Riviera.
L’Officiel Magazine Thailand features Rubin Singer on their May 2013 Cover entitled “Rubin Singer Latest Collection”. Inside you will find images of the photo shoot with renowned Thai actress Meen Peechaya at the W Hotel Koh Samui , full coverage of the VIP Fashion Show overlooking the breathtaking Gulf of Thailand, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, Thai Airways, Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere Vodka and intimate interview entitled “Rubin Singer Born into Fashion”. Read the full post at Rubin Singer Blog. Public Relations and Travel arrangements by Carlos Melia – www.carlosmelia.com
One of the highlights of our recent flash visit to London last weekend, was to come to see Beyonce’s Concert at The O2 Arena. One of the first main shows of her new world tour ” Mrs Carter Show “. The most exciting moment of the night to me, was when Beyonce flew from the main stage to the center of the crowd on a very Pepsi moment flashing reds, whites and her dressed on a blue sequined bodysuit.
London is calling me, and I am coming. Being on the TOP 5 of my favorite cities in the world, I never say no to my beloved London, specially when being hosted at the Chambers by the recently restored iconic St Pancras Hotel by Renaissance. London’s finest suites are in the original Chambers building with Butler Service, Private Club access & a spa offering 6 treatment rooms, gym & pool. Second stay will be at the Grosvenor House, in Park Lane. To be fully honest, ha ha ha I have never in my life been so happy and excited to stay at a Marriott property before. I see that Marriott is bringing sexy back with style and sophistication, with some of their premium signature brands, which I am sure most of you, mortal tourists, no idea were under their umbrella, like Bulgari, EDITION, The Ritz-Carlton and of course JW Marriott. One last reason and excuse for our trip to London, is Beyonce’s Concert at the O2 Arena, which we – Rubin and I, will be assisting with a nice entourage of friends both from New York and London. So you better stay tuned, because London is Calling and I am answering. See you in London Darlings !!!
My full article about my experience in St Martin is OUT and ONLINE at dot429 Magazine featuring my La Samanna by Orient-Express. Check it OUT
Marriage Straight or Gay | Wedding Planer | Most of you might know me for one of the many hats I wear, being a Global Gay Wedding Planner. Well today I’ve got this email, from this lady willing to tie the knot in Argentina. In the beginning, struck me, then made me smile, and finally filled me with excitement and joy. FOR THE SAKE of Marriage Equality OF COURSE I would LOVE to plan any kind of Weddings Gay or Straight. Always remember the main slogan of my company …” My native tongue is Gay, but I am fluent in Straight, so everyone is welcomed…” // More about my work as a Wedding Planner can be seen at Gay Wedding Planner. Let LOVE rule.
The new issue of Connextions Magazine is out and online. Read my Coup de Coeur collaboration of this month including San Antonio de Areco, Argentina – Stockholm, Sweden and and Saint Barthelemy, West French Indies. Connextions Magazine Summer – Issue 11