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.”
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”…”
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).
Young Leaders have the Know-How to Make it Big!!! “…The fourth annual Young Leaders Conference (YLC) kicked off in Las Vegas September 9, with gusto and enthusiasm from the travel industry’s rising stars. What has become apparent is that this new class of agents is no longer the fresh-faced, naive neophyte eager to sop up as many basic tips as they can. Not anymore. This generation of travel agent is now seasoned, experienced and knowledgeable enough to rub elbows with the big kids of travel. They’ve got the basics down pat. They are ready, and have already begun, to excel…” said Meagan Drillinger for Travel Agent Central Magazine.
I keep adding more and more premium Travel and Lifestyle websites, blogs and publications worldwide, either interested to RSS or have my international travel reports and reviews. This time Kiss from the World, a unique online magazine packed with videos and photos taken all over the world, extraordinary journeys and one-of-a-kind encounters. Have a look at the email I received from them inviting me to join the circle of global travel bloggers.
After being approached by the team at Triptease.com, today I decided to join and become a regular contributor. Hours after joining this cool site, I was upgraded and awarded as an Industry Insider, in recognition for my background and years reviewing the world of luxury travel, hospitality and lifestyle.
Who would have thought over 20 years ago when I started my first LGBT project, against all odds and within a total different scenario than the one we live today, that I will see my life as an outspoken advocate and member of the community, featured and included on one of the most visited and popular encyclopedias, as it is Wikipedia. We have come a long way as a society and human beings.!! The wonders of Goggling your own name Carlos Melia. Check it out.!!!
Thank you Four Seasons Preferred Partners Communique for featuring my review on Four Seasons Punta Mita on their last July 2013 eNewsletter. “… Click here to read a recent review of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita from Carlos Melia, a Preferred Partner Travel Consultant…” they said on their last issue. Also I got some comments of appreciation and recognition by the Four Seasons Scottsdale on my last review on them after my stay during last week. Finally, the comments that honors and fills me with pride was the mention by Four Seasons Punta Mita “… great feature Carlos! @carlosmeliablog we can’t thank you enough! You are a true @FourSeasons Ambassador!…”. I have stayed and reviewed multiple Four Seasons Hotels and Resort around the globe and I look forward to grow my list in the near future.
DNA Magazine asked seven New York experts to share some of their favorite corners of the Big Old City; the places that might be off the Tourist’s Beaten Track, and we answered. Say WE, because I am featured as one of the seven experts with my insight on La Esquina, Mexican restaurant locate in NOLITA, which BTW made the cover of the article. Do you have the code ? if not read this article