I arrived to Puerto Rico on the first flight of the morning, checked in at my beautiful suite at hotel La Terraza de San Juan, in the heart of Old San Juan, and got ready to explore the old courts and fortresses and secrets of this charming district. I have been many times before to Puerto Rico, including Vieques, but this was my first time only focusing to the Old San Juan. My hotel made all the arrangements for an expert guide to take me on a private two-days tour of the entire district, including some great lunch and dinner options.
Here are the comments of a couple who used my services as Global Bespoke Travel Agent & Concierge, last week for their 3 weeks experience in Argentina ( Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls ) and Brazil ( Rio de Janeiro & Salvador ). Hi Carlos, Now that we’re back home, we wanted to follow up and thank you for all your work to make our first trip to South America a memorable one. We loved our guides-Nico in Buenos Aires; Beatrice in Igauzu and Carlos in Salvador. We made several friends along the way and have recommended your services to them. Thank you, again, and… Cheers! Edward & Scott.
Following the feature by Luxury Travel Advisor, today Carlos Melia and LGTNetwork are the main featured article of the day in the prestigious Travel Agent Magazine, entitled “Carlos Melia Talks New Luxury Gay Travel Network ” Thank you Joe Pike – Senior Editor for the article.
Luxury Travel Advisor Exclusive: Inside Look at the New Luxury Gay Travel Network. Luxury Travel Advisor recently sat down with popular gay luxury advisor, Carlos Melia of First in Service Travel, an agency based in New York, who told us about the new Luxury Gay Travel Network (LGTNetwork) that he recently launched with hopes of creating a data base of gay agents looking network with each other and suppliers looking to tap into the market. “I was going to all these shows throughout the year and saw that everyone was now doing gay travel, but general gay travel,” says Melia. “But no one is targeting the luxury market.”
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a belated Merry Christmas and the BEST wrap-up of this amazing 2013 and an even more fantastic 2014. And as I always say …” Be careful with what you wish, IT MIGHT COME TRUE…” Destinations to come to CarlosMeliaBlog in 2014 are, Iceland, Greenland, Ireland, Japan, Canada more of India and plenty more..
As every year at the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, here is the Holiday Spirit. Hope you enjoy it. Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.
One of the most iconic hotels in the world, if there is one. You name it, celebrities, head of states, tycoons, religious leaders, multimillionaires, influencers… all have either stayed of visited, this very first property of Orient-Express in the entire world. Yes, indeed, this is where the story of sophistication and luxury all began, hidden in the exclusivity of Giudecca Island, only 7 minutes away, on your own private riva, crossing Venice’s Grand Canal from Piazza San Marco. And this time, was our time to stay, and enjoy this oasis of finesse, savoir vivre and refinement.
Thank you ManAboutWorld Magazine, for featuring me as one of the six Honeymoon Experts on their latest edition. …” Carlos Melia is a travel expert, blogger, niche marketing consultant, wedding planner, jet setter and bon vivant, who travels around the world discovering what’s new and cool in luxury travel and hospitality. He has over 25 years of experiences in this industry. He’s known by many as the “Little Gay Marco Polo” and “International Gay Travel Guru”…”
So las night I experience a VIP backstage of SNL – Saturday Night Live, and got to hang out with Lady Gaga, during and post the show. I must be fully honest, I never cared much for her, and yes I got hooked up many time to her songs and marketing, but tonight I saw a different side of her. The live performer, the professional and the human being, and I must say I was impressed by them all in no particular order.
Thank you Travel Agent Central for quoting me on the breaking news on Hawaii’s Legislation of Same Sex Marriage. …” “The fact that the state Senate of Hawaii passed the Marriage Equality Bill, becoming the 15th state to recognized same sex marriage, will not only boost gay weddings in the island, but also position the destination within the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) segment worldwide,” Carlos Melia of First in Service Travel, an agency based in NewYork, told Travel Agent…” Read more (by Joe Pike).