MAN ABOUT WORLD features photo by Carlos Melia

MAN ABOUT WORLD features photo by Carlos Melia  |  Man About World  |  The November Issue of Man about World is out and about. Check it out. This month with a photo I took at the Fish Market of Kowloon in Hong Kong, featured at their section PARTING SHOTS. Download the November Issue to you iPAD. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

TIP – Now you can read CarlosMeliaBlog in multiple languages. Just go to the bottom of the page and choose the language of your preference at the Google Translate drop down menu. Enjoy.!!!

 

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Realizing Potential on LGBT Travel

20121007-075630.jpg Realizing Potential on LGBT Travel | United States | Great article by journalist and editor Geri Bain in ASTA’s Magazine – American Society of Travel Agents – on LGBT Travel entitled … ” Realizing Potential…”
Thank you for including my comments …” Agents new to the market, can work with reputable LGBT suppliers to establish win/win synergies, jus as we do for any other market…”

ASTA – American Society of Travel Agents – is the world’s largest association of travel professionals. The mission of ASTA and its affiliated organizations is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. (More info www.asta.org). CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Meeting of the LGBT Travel Media minds at La Silhouette

Meeting of the LGBT Travel Media minds at La Silhouette  |  New York, United States  |  Last night La Silhouette Restaurant and Carlos Melia Recommends, hosted a private summit of LGBT Media minds in New York City. Friends and colleagues, with whom I have travelled around the world, reporting about travel, hotels, restaurants and more. Lovely evening enjoying the touch of Chef Matthew Tropeano, and the brilliant attention and warms of both Sally and Tito the owners. (from left to right: Ed Salvato @ Man About World the new LGBT Travel Magazine for the iPad. Merryn Johns @ CURVE Magazine, leading Lesbian magazine. Joseph Pedro @ Passport Magazine the insider guide to Gay Travel. Dan Avery @ GayCities.com & Queerty.com leading online Gay Guides and News. Jeffrey Keyes and Lawrence Ferber free lance writers. And myself Carlos Melia.). More events to come. !!!! Great to share the evening with them, learn about their latest travels, exchange experiences, tips and contacts. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Man About World welcomes Carlos Melia, Bon Vivant

Man About World welcomes Carlos Melia, Bon Vivant  |  Man About World  |  Hi there… guys, excited to share with you all that I keep increasing the number of LGBT Media Outlets where I contribute around the world. From today on, you will also be able to read me at Man About World, where Ed Salvato – Editor in Chief, has officially welcomed me today as follows: “Meet our Newest Correspondent: Carlos Melia, Bon Vivant”. Man About World is a different kind of Travel Magazine, created for the iPad. Claim your free trial for one month in only 3 simple steps here. Looking forward to connect with you and keep sharing my travel experiences worldwide as an independents OUT Gay Traveller. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Kimmel Center for the performing Arts

Kimmel Center for the performing Arts |  Philadelphia |  During my last visit to Philadelphia, I saved some time to check the fantastic Kimmel Center for the performing arts, which will be the hosting venue for PIFA – Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Kimmel Center Inc.’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The building and main entrance is on Broad Street only a few blocks away from the Philadelphia’s City Hall.
Internationally-acclaimed experts in their respective fields, architect Rafael Viñoly, acoustician Russell Johnson of ARTEC Consultants Inc., and Richard Pilbrow of Theatre Projects Consultants, have assembled a dynamic team to create The Kimmel Center. The Center includes these two buildings – Verizon Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Perelman Theater, home of the chamber music, dance and drama, and Commonwealth Plaza, which are entirely enclosed by a surrounding structure of glass, steel and brick, so that the irregular spaces between and around them become a kind of indoor plaza, top-lit by day through an immense, glass-and-steel barrel vault roof.
All last minute details are being taken care by PIFA organizer and Kimmel Center, since in just less than 12 days will be the open ceremony (APRIL 7th.). Probe of this is the transformation of the Kimmel Center Plaza as an 81-foot light-bulb-filled Eiffel Tower reaches for the sky as trains and planes zoom overhead. Every day there will be French wine tastings, French lessons and French food. Followed by free nightly performances, a full service bar and lots more to keep your PIFA energy alive. CM

(*) For more information and tickets on PIFA 2011 please visit their official website @ www.pifa.org.

(**) To lear more about what is happening and been shown at the Kimmel Center for the performing arts please visit their website @ www.kimmelcenter.org

Carlos Melia at The New York Times Travel Show

Carlos Melia at The New York Times Travel Show |  New York, Javitz Center |  Yesterday  I had the honor and pleasure to share an informative and educational panel at The New York Times Travel Show on ” Discover the LGBT Markert ” along with colleagues LoAnn Halden – IGLTA, Kenneth Hieber – Gay2Africa, Andre Rojer – Tourism Curacao, and the professional/sassy/interactive moderation of Travel Expert Ed Salvato.
Way over and hour, we cover topics, such us Gay Travel, Gay Adventure Travel, Lesbian Travel, Gay Luxury Travel, Gay Cruises, The Caribbean and the LGBT Market, Africa and the LGBT Market. Three of this main topics were appointed to me as the specialist in those areas: Gay Travel to South America, Gay & Gay Friendly Cruises and Luxury Gay Travel. We ended up the session with a round of Q&A.
By the feedback of the attendees and other travel colleagues, writers and LGBT marketing experts such as Craig KarpelDan Allen, Mark Thompson – MRNY and Edge on the net and Justin Ocean… the panel was very interesting, diverse, informative and funny.
The New York Times Travel Show is one of the most important Travel Expos in the United States, and to us LGBT members of this travel industry, is an honor to be able to present and share with other mainstream professionals, media and general public our experiences, knowledge and tips.
(*) NOTE: At the end of this panel, I was informed by LoAnn HaldenIGLTA International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association – that my application to be a guest speaker at the upcoming 2011 IGLTA’s Annual Global Convention ” Unleashed “ had been approved, therefore I will be conducting an educational seminar on How to develop successful LGBT Travel Blogs. (Ft. Lauderdale May 10-15th 2011). Look forward seeing you all there. Just to had an idea of the importance of this convention, I will be sharing educational seminars with professionals with brands such us Google. For more information IGLTA Unleashed. CM

IGLTA Partners with The New York Times Travel Show

IGLTA Partners with The New York Times Travel Show |  Edge on the Net by MRNY |  New York City |  The New York Times Travel Show continues to increase its annual commitment to LGBT travel, working with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and other LGBT travel experts to develop gay-specific content for its Feb. 25-27 expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (655 W. 34th St., Manhattan).

The panel “Discover LGBT Travel: Hot New Destinations, Events, Tours and Cruises” is scheduled for 4 p.m., Feb. 26. Travel editor and writer Ed Salvato (www.edsalvato.com) will moderate a globetrotting gay discussion that touches upon the Caribbean, luxury travel, adventure travel, cruises, Africa, lesbian travel, and South America.

Panelists are: LoAnn Halden, IGLTA Media Relations Manager and travel editor/writer; Kenneth Hieber of 2afrika; Carlos Melia, a travel agent specializing in South America; and Andre Rojer, Marketing Manager for the Curacao Tourism Board.

(*) By the way the picture of the article is me – Carlos Melia – on my last trip to Stockholm, taken by Mark at MRNY. Read the Full article at Edge on the Net

New York Times Travel Show discovers LGBT Travel

New York Times Travel Show discovers LGBT Travel New York City |  Understand LGBT Travel by the hand of experts. Gather in-depth information at a special panel session on LGBT Travel, “Hot New Destinations, Events, Tours and Cruises for LGBT Travel,” Saturday, February 26th from 4 – 5 p.m. Join our panel of experts including moderator Ed Salvato and panelists Andre Rojer, LoAnn Halden, Kenneth Hieber and Carlos Melia.

(*) Purchase your 2011 Travel Show tickets today! Go to nytimes.com/travelshow and use code NYT3OFF to save $3 off the price of admission. Join us for the 2011 New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, February 25–27 and experience LGBT Travel.

Top LGBT V-Day Travel Destinations at dot429

Top LGBT V-Day Travel Destinations at dot429 | United States | Professional LGBT Network dot429 commanded travel expert and colleague Ed Salvato to review and name  Top LGBT Valentine’s Day Travel Destinations, and guess what… !!! Buenos Aires made the cut and me – Carlos Melia – was recommended as the gay South America travel expert/agent. Thank you Ed and dot429.
For those interested on traveling to Buenos Aires, rest of Argentina, Uruguay or any other destination worldwide, please do not hesitate to Contact Me anytime. CM

Carlos Melia panelist at New York Times Travel Show

Carlos Melia panelist at New York Times Travel Show |   New York, United States |  Discover LGBT Travel – Hot New Destinations, Events, Tours and Cruises Speakers: Ed Salvato, Andre Rojer, LoAnn Halden, Kenneth Hieber, and Carlos Melia – Ed Salvato, freelance travel editor and writer and editor in chief of EdSalvato.com, moderates a panel of Gay Travel Experts covering travel to the Caribbean,, Luxury, Adventure, Lesbian, Africa, Cruise and South America.
Following my slogan line of thought …” my native language is Gay, but I am fluent in Straight, so everyone and I mean everyone is welcome…” I am delighted and proud to be invited as a panelist for the upcoming New York Times Travel Show Travel Seminars, and to be recognized as one of the best and Gay Travel Experts worldwide. I will join my colleague and panel moderator  Ed Salvato and the rest of the panelist with great joy. I invite you all on Saturday February 26th. 2011 at 04.00PM, Seminar Room # 2, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. See you all there. CM