Cooking while Traveling on Telemundo


Cooking while Traveling on Telemundo  | Press Clipping |  On my regular travel column for the morning show Un Nuevo Dia on Telemundo NBC Universal, this time I was LIVE,  to talk about and give my recommendations on Cooking while Traveling. A different way to learn and explore a destination. See you on the next one. Watch the video. This was inspired on my previous experiences around the world such as: Cooking with Bruna (Puglia, Lecce, Italy). Cooking with Chef Juan Pablo Loza (RivieraMaya, Maroma, Mexico). Cooking in Chiang Mai Thailand (Chian Mai, Thailand). Prepping Ceviche in Lima Peru (Lima, Peru). Bua Loi dessert in Thailand (Thailand). Exploring the Markets of Jaipur (Jaipur, India). Mixology Class (Manchester, UK).  Wine Tasting in the South of ItalyCalvados Tasting (Deuville, France). Tequila Vs Mezcal (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico). Among many many others. A different way to learn and experience a destination. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

Cooking while Traveling by Carlos Melia for Un Nuevo Dia on Telemundo(*) To book your own travel experience, do not hesitate to contact me either by email carlos@carlosmelia.com or phone # 917.754.5515. Check our schedule bespoke groups, escapes and retreats at Coups de Coeur. I am an experienced Travel Agent with over 25 years of experience, member of LGTNetwork, IGLTA, First in Service Travel, TZELL Travel Network.

 

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Travel with Pets by Carlos Melia on Telemundo

Un Nuevo Dia : Viajando con tu MascotaTravel with Pets by Carlos Melia on Telemundo  | Press Clipping  |  On my regular travel column for the morning show Un Nuevo Dia on Telemundo NBC Universal, this time I was live, along with my Miniature Schnauzer BRUNA, to talk about and give my recommendations on Traveling with Pets. See you on the next one, to talk about ” Frequent Flyer Programs “. Watch the videoCM @ Carlos Melia Recommends


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Travel YLC and LTX 2013

Travel YLC and LTX 2013 Travel YLC and LTX 2013  |  Las Vegas, United States  |  Happy to have been invited and considered to attend both the Travel YLC 2013 – Young Travel Leaders Conference 2013, and the LTX 2013 – Luxury Travel Exchange International. Yesterday I join a panel of expert Niche Travel Advisors, on a guest speaking over ” What is your Niche?” providing my insight as an expert Gay Travel Advisor and Marketing Consultant. Other niches covered were: Pet Friendly, Special Needs and Disabilities and Adventure Travel. Today the LTX International 2013 began, and I have attended several Educational Sessions and meeting with key contacts from the world of Luxury Travel and Hospitality. What has been the inspirational highlight of my day, to understand why clients book their Travel Experiences through me? to find out it is because… I am Lovable, Trustable, I go over the top and I know my stuff based on years of experience and work. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Travel YLC and LTX 2013 Travel YLC and LTX 2013

Travel YLC and LTX 2013 Travel YLC and LTX 2013 Travel YLC and LTX 2013 (*) Follow me around the world curating the best on Luxury Travel and Lifestyle by subscribing to my Facebook Page Carlos Melia Recommends, liking my Facebook Page, following me on Twitter, InstagramYouTube and/or pining me on Pinterest. And if you want to travel like me, or would you like to join me, check Coups de Coeur.

LGBT BLOGS moving to the front

LGBT BLOGS to the frontLGBT BLOGS moving to the front  |  Early morning preparing for my guest speaking session in LasVegas at the Travel Young Leaders Conference. Doing some research, I am excited to see that LGBT Blogs/Websites are ranking the highest in the most likely to use/read media. LGBT Blogs/Websites are showing a trend of growth of 34%. This is 14% ahead any other type of Media Consumption. Over five years ago I made my decision against all odds and when everyone told me I was wasting my time. Well here are the numbers people, and they speak for themselves. Travel Bloggers, we are moving to the front of the table. I remember when I used to go to Travel Trade and Media events, and be seated in the far back of the room. Nowadays I seat next to the most prominent Editors-in-Chief of traditional LGBT and Mainstream publications. Same happened over 15 years ago, when back in South America I decided to launch my inbound fully Gay Travel Agency “Pride Travel” and Pocket Magazine “The Ronda” this one together with a business partner. Not being self centered, just saying that when you have a dream and your gut tells you it is right, be proud and swim against the current. One day you will realize you were right. Then do not expect others to celebrate you, recognize your efforts or congratulate you, that is for loosers. Just feel proud and in peace with yourself and your decisions. Now CARRY ON.!! (source: Community Marketing Inc.) CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Niche & Luxury Travel by Carlos Melia

Niche & Luxury Travel by Carlos MeliaNiche & Luxury Travel  by Carlos Melia   |  Guest Speaking  |  Las Vegas bound next week to attend, as a Guest Speaker and Travel Advisor, the Young Leaders Conference Travel Event, being part of the expert panel on Niche Travel Marketing ” What’s Your Niche ?” ( September 8th – 9th, 2013). After that I have been invited as a full hosted Platinum Buyer to attend the Luxury Travel Exchange International 2013 event, a networking and educational luxury experience by Questex Travel Group (September 10th – 12th, 2013).  It is always an honor, reaffirming and reassuring to be recognized by the mainstream Luxury Travel Trade and Media, as a referent on Niche Travel, Niche Marketing and Luxury Gay Travel. As part of this event, I will be spending four nights at The Venitian Hotel, at a Venitian Suite, and of course I will be showing you all the photos and videos.  CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Luxury LGBT Travel event in Lima Peru

Luxury LGBT Travel successful event in Lima Peru   |  Lima, Peru  |  The main purpose of my entire week traveling along and across Peru, in a joint effort with OUTAnders, Haute Experiences, Orient-Express Hotels & Trains and LAN Airlines, was to introduce and promote Peru as potential and successful destinations for Luxury Gay Travel. And we opened this week with a successful event at the terraces of the Miraflores Park Hotel by Orient-Express, with a select small concurrence of travel media and trade, local LGBT press, VIP personalities and long time friends and clients. Thank you everyone for your support. A mention too, for dot429 who was present, endorsing this event and going beyond borders, reaching out to LGBT professionals in Peru. At CarlosMeliaBlog.com and Haute Experiences, we are looking forward to our next get-together around the world. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

(*) This trip has been possible by the courtesy and support of the following companies: OUTAndes LGBT Tour Operator. LAN Airlines. Orient-Express Hotels & Trains.

(Photo above from right to left: Oswaldo Borja – Owner at OUTAndes, Carlos Melia (me) and Luigi Perez – Founder and Host at Haute Experiences)
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Effective Digital Media Strategies for Destination Marketers

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Effective Digital Media Strategies for Destination Marketers | New York, United States | So proud to have been invited as a panelist to guest speak at the upcoming Destination Accelerator Event – Effective Digital Media Strategies for Destination Marketers. Unfortunately I wont be able to do it since I will be out of the country but I if you are in New York Sep. 24th I would recommend going. Looks VERY interesting – www.destinationaccelerator.com. Just reading the names and companies which are scheduled to take part, it is an honor for me to be considered and invited. TRAVEL + Leisure, Frommers, Mashable.com, Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor, Oyster.com, Man About World. I guess I am playing at the Major Leagues of Travel publications and Marketing now. Hoping to take part in the future. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Custom holidays for LGBTs in India by The Times of India

Add an Image Custom holidays for LGBTs in India by The Times of India  |  New Delhi, India  |  We are certainly making the news in India. The main newspaper of India – The Times of India – has featured the 1st. Asia Gay and Lesbian Symposium hosted by renown international Community Markering Inc and local LGBT tour operator Out Journeys, and our International Press Trip on their pages. Indeed Proud and Loud India, times are changing. !!! Continue reading Custom holidays for LGBTs in India by The Times of India

1st. Asian Gay and Lesbian Travel Symposium India

1st. Asian Gay and Lesbian Travel Symposium India  |  New Delhi, India  |  Good Morning everyone from New Delhi in India. Very excited to be here and be part of the breaking event to take place in India for the first time ever, by the expert hand of friends and colleagues at Community Marketing Inc. Attached is a PDF copy of the Keynote presentation I will be presenting today as the guest speakers for TAT – Tourism Authority of Thailand, based on my own experience as an Out Gay Traveler exploring the Northern and Souther region of Thailand. Hope you like it and Mai Pen Rai all the way from India, to Thailand and rest of Asia. Click Here to view the PDF. This is the reduce size version (2MB). CM

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North of India next stop for CarlosMeliaBlog.com

North of India next stop for CarlosMeliaBlog.com  |  India  |   Visa approved and collected, so now I am ready to head for eight days to India starting November 27th. Destinations to be visited and explored courtesy of Out Journeys are: New Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur, Bharatpur and Agra. This is my second time in India, since I have lived very briefly in Mumbai in the past, but my first time to Northern India. During this trip I will also be attending the 1st Asian Symposium on Gay & Lesbian Tourism to take place at Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi on November 28th, where I have been requested to do a brief presentation as a Guest Speaker on Gay Travel to Thailand, based on my late experience on the destination. So far I know I will have two of my Bucket List moments during this trip, visit the Taj Mahal and Varanasi, two main attractions I have always wanted to see. So stay tuned for more travel experiences in Asia. Cheers CM

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