Capri Rainbow enjoy your color

Capri Rainbow enjoy your color  |  Press Release  |   A 3 days Gay Event that will involve the whole island: tourist operators, shops, services. The island of flavors and aromas, the sun and the artists,in occasion of “Capri Rainbow 2013” will burst into innumerable colored atmospheres. “Capri Rainbow 2013” the blue island is colored by rainbow and rediscovers its  ‘open mind’ side. From 6 to 9th September between cultural events, excursions, sea, food, wine and fun / September 6-9, 2013

An exclusive holiday package for gay travellers, to discover the island by concerts, exhibitions, gourmet tasting, trekking, excursions, white party, fashion show, swimming naked in the blue sea and much more. The scents of the island, the sun, the artists, the ancient flavors will explode in elegant rainbow-colored atmosphere.
The agency Aura Capri, specializing in luxury events and personal concierge services, for three days has made available 500 packages. A big cultural event and entertainment which will host conferences on the topic of gay tourism in Italy with special guests, film screenings, musical performances, a symphony concert, walks to discover the most hidden corners ; in addition, a true gastronomic journey between the traditional dishes of Capri, then a tour of the island by sea.
Finally, space for fun: free admission in the most exclusive island, a dinner show and a White Party in the bay of Marina Piccola, in one of the most exclusive places of the island, “La Canzone del Mare” where also Rupert Everett spent his holiday in April 2013. Immersed in the fun of the foam-party, floating in a swimming pool overlooking the sea, dress code “White” , people will  enjoy  the freedom that only the night knows how to give , in the light of the caprese moon.
 The package Capri Rainbow 2013 includes:
– Welcoming service from/to station or airport of Naples the day of arrival and departure
– On request Private transfer round trip from / to railway station / port / from the airport / port
– Transfer by hydrofoil Naples – Capri – Naples
– Private transfer from the port of the island of Capri to hotels  and return
– Luggage porterage on arrival and departure  from Capri
– Accommodation in 4 * Hotel in formula roulette with bed and breakfast for 3 nights
– Card with benefits and discounts of 10% at our partners
– Free access to cultural events and activities of Capri Rainbow
– Free entrance in the Night clubs affiliated to Capri Rainbow
– Free entrance to museums in Capri and Anacapri
– Tour of the island by boat with a stop below the Faraglioni
– Evening Concert in the Certosa di S. Giacomo di Capri
– Path of food and wine evening through the historic center of Anacapri
– Dinner buffet, show and White Party in one of the most exclusive places of the island:” La Canzone del Mare”
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CarlosMeliaBlog present at Florianopolis IGLTA Annual Convention

CarlosMeliaBlog present at Florianopolis IGLTA Annual Convention  |  Florianopolis, Brazil  |  Once again we follow and take part of the IGLTA Annual Conventions around the world. This time in Florianopolis, Brazil. This year I participated wearing many badges and hats, as a well recognized Media outlet, Travel Agent which has been my core business for the last twenty years and now as a Mentor for the IGLTA Students Foundation. For this I spent a whole day with one of the students, sharing with him all my experience and introducing him to all the participants of this event.  Continue reading CarlosMeliaBlog present at Florianopolis IGLTA Annual Convention

GPS Carlos Melia onboard TAM Airlines NYC to Florianopolis

GPS Carlos Melia onboard TAM Airlines NYC to Florianopolis  |  Brazil   |  New adventures, take me to new destinations and continents. This time I crossed all the way from Asia to North America to catch my TAM Airlines flight from New York City to Florianopolis (see video above). Still in transit at Rio de Janeiro International Airport, waiting for my connecting flight to my final destination, Florianopolis, where I will be taking part of a Press Trip which will include Florianopolis, my favorite Lagoa da Conceicao, Parrot Island and Ponta dos Ganchos. The second part of my trips is focussed to the 29th IGLTA 2012 Annual Convention, where I will take part of their mentors program and also participate at the Media Trade Show. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia onboard TAM Airlines NYC to Florianopolis


CM BY CARLOS MELIA IS MOVING !!! |  by Carlos Melia |  Dear Friends, Colleagues & Followers, It is with mixed emotions that I wanted to let you know that today is my last day at Pisa Brothers Travel. I will be starting a new position at First in Service Travel with based both in New York City and London. Continue reading CM BY CARLOS MELIA IS MOVING !!!

Carlos to Chelsea gays: Let me help you leave town!


Carlos to Chelsea gays: Let me help you leave town! |  Chelsea, New York |  Thank you Scott Stiffler at Chelsea Now and Troy Masters at Gay City News for a great write up and profile on my business and myself. Upcoming destinations and trends are the core of the conversation. You may read the full interview at

Only a few concepts to highlight from the full interview: …” That’s where travel expert, blogger and marketing consultant Carlos Melia comes in. The globetrotting gay culture vulture and boutique getaway guru recently spoke to us from the sunny, albeit somewhat predictable, travel destination of Ft. Lauderdale…” and ...” With a little prodding, though, Melia proudly admits that the niche within the queer niche he’s especially interested in appealing to these days is the LGBT luxury market — those who seek something more from a vacation experience than mindless consumerism and nightlife activities indistinguishable from what’s to be found on the streets (and alleys?) where they live. The Melia demographic appeals to those interested in food, wine, art, design, culture and religion…”
(*) Just one little TYPO I would like to correct. The photo at the bottom of page 15 where it says Lantau Island, Your new Panama Destination? should read San Blas Island, Your new Panama Destination?. Lantau Island is located in Hong Kong and is the Island where you go to see the Buddha, actually the biggest outdoors Seated Buddha in South East Asia. CM

IGLTA’s Consumer Trade Show Fort Lauderdale

IGLTA’s Consumer Trade Show Fort Lauderdale | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | So YES once again we made it and was AMAZING to see all the local Gay crowd of Wilton Manors and Ft. Lauderdale and the IGLTA’s Consumer Trade show that took place yesterday afternoon at the Wilton Manor City Hall.  There I had my own booth representing CM by Carlos Melia and four of my sponsors. The show was very well attended, from 6 to 10PM and we had the closing Concert in the Park with Kristine W.
I want to THANK my Sponsors SAX Chicago A Thompson Hotel, Design Suites Hotels (Buenos Aires, San Carlos de Bariloche, Salta and El Calafate), Tango Porteño Show and Dinner and specially to Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa Miami Beach (picture above with Jorge Collazo, Directors of Sales and Markering)
Margarita Balaguer, Sales Manage at Sol Melia Group representing ME by Melia Hotels, one of the official sponsors of

IMPORTANT!!!! And now as promised, for the WINNER of the PRIZE (03 nights at the Design Suites Hotel Buenos Aires + Tango Show and Dinner for 02 at Tango Porteño + 02 nights at the Design Suites Hotel Salta). The lucky winner is: JIMMY KUN from Miami. You will receive an email from me with further instructions on how to collect you prize. Congratulations. !!! CM

The ABCs of Developing a Blog Presentation

The ABCs of Developing a Blog Presentation | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida |  Thank you to all those that assisted to my Educational SessionThe ABCs of Developong a Blog – yesterday during the IGLTA’s International Annual Convention. It was a pleasure for me to share my experience, knowledge and passion for Gay Travel Blogging and Social Media. Since I started a year ago, I have been Guest Speaking in the United States and Europe, and I look forward for more.
I have been blogging for over a year, turning into the most rewarding, profitable, frustrating and addictive experience of my life… I am currently managing my own blog, and also consulting with other companies developing their blogs and communication strategies. I am the webmaster of Les Clefs d’Or Blog. As many of you may know I am a Travel Agent by core, but I also do Consulting on Gay Travel Marketing Worldwide. So if you are a hotel, tour operator, destination or any travel related business, and need help communicating and reaching the gay market, I can help you with that.
(*) For those interested on getting the PDF with the presentation, please feel free to send me an email requesting this @

My own Educational Session at IGLTA’s Annual Convention

My own Educational Session at IGLTA’s Annual Convention | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida |  This whole week I am in Florida, attending like every other year the IGLTA’s International Annual Convention. Familiar faces, new members and lots of new vendors from all corners of the world. This year I am honored to have been invited as a Guest Speaker with my own Educational Session based on Gay Travel Online Businesses, Social Media and Blogs. As you may be very well aware at this point if you follow my blog, IGLTA stands for International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, organization of which I have been an active member for almost the last 10 years.
The ABCs of Developing a Blog is the topic of my upcoming Educational Session, as presented on the official IGLTA’s Annual Convention booklet. I will be sharing Educational Sessions with renown companies such us,, Google, IBM among many others. Unfortunately this time it can only be attended by those within the convention. But just FYI I am consulting and assisting various companies, organizations and individuals worldwide, with the basics on How/Why/When and more on blogging as a way to expand your business, earn money and networking. My presentation is based on a true story, my story of a full year devoted to blogging and branding with hotels, destinations and other travel related suppliers Worldwide. So feel free to contact me. CM

The ABCs of Starting a BLOG at IGLTA’s Annual Convention

The ABCs of Starting a BLOG at IGLTA’s Annual Convention |  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida | If you are assisting the IGLTA’s Annual Convention in Ft. Lauderdale (May 10-15) you are officially invited to my Educational SessionTHE ABCs of STARTING A BLOG. (FRI. 13th. MAY, 1.30PM – 2.45PM) @ Fort Lauderdale Hilton Marina Hotel. Click here to RSVP Cheers CM

Carlos Melia to be Guest Speaker at IGLTA Convention 2011

Carlos Melia to be Guest Speaker at IGLTA’s Convention |  Ft. Lauderdale, Florida |  IGLTA – International Gay and Lesbian Association, will be holding their 2011 Annual Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (May 10-15th.), and I have been invited to take part as a Guest Speaker for their Educational Session Itinerary. During this week I will be sharing sessions with very well renown professionals and stablished companies such as Google,,, Air Canada, SAS Airlines, IBM, NGLCC, among many others. It is an honor for me to be consider for this duty.  You may check out the full Seminars Itinerary online at IGLTA’s Convention UNLEASH. As for my own session here is the full information, I look forward seeing you all there (May 13th.) CM by Carlos Melia Carlos Melia, Travel Agent, Blogger & Marketing Consultant Learn the ABCs of Developing a Blog: Becoming a travel blogger can benefit your business and create a new parallel source of income. Drawing from his own successes with, Melia will demonstrate how to create and monetize a blog associated with your travel business/product/service. The session will also cover promotion strategies to help you find your niche.

…” We are so incredibly excited for our convention in Fort Lauderdale, May 2011! This event is going to be the premiere event in LGBT tourism and will include businesses from all over the world. You will network with, learn from and meet the leaders in our industry. Stay tuned to this website for more information…” by IGLTA Staff.