La Merced del Alto Hotel | Cachi, Salta, Argentina | La Merced del Alto Hotel is located in Cachi, a charming small town approximately 3 hours away from the city of Salta in Argentina. I was there a year ago and fell completely in love with this area, the fantastic boutique Hotel and over all the culture, the people, the food and of course the wine. It is truly a shame that at that time I did not have the camera I have now, to capture more in depth the soul and colors of the area, the textures and its people.
Carlos Melia at Travel Agent Magazine | New York City, United States | This is an sneak-peek Video Q&A with Joseph Pike – Senior Editor at Travel Agent Magazine, of the full extense interview on “Gay Travel” to come out and be featured on the April printed issue of Travel Agent Magazine in the United States.
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).
Argentina to have its first Gay Cruise EGO | Buenos Aires – Montevideo – Punta del Este – Buenos Aires | All on board next December 12th. 2011 for the first Argentinean flagged Gay Cruise to start in the city of Buenos Aires. EGO Gay Cruise will sail for a period of 04 nights with a capacity for 2000 guests on board of the MSC Opera.
Simon C. Customer Feedback | United States | Hi Carlos, Thanks for arranging the Private City Tour of Buenos Aires. Everything was great. Nicholas and Maximo make a great team. We learnt so much about the city, it gave us a great over-view of the city and it’s areas. It was informative, concise, great fun and ran perfectly to time. Both Nicholas and Maximo were very personable and chatty and very well informed. All in all it was fabulous.
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.
Mar del Plata Style & Life | Mar del Plata, Argentina | The most renown Style & Life Magazine of Mar del Plata (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina) has just featured Carlos Melia (ME), CM by Carlos Melia and carlosmeliablog.com on their 2010 November issue, covering my visit last August 2010 to the destination to review their hotels, restaurants and travel highlights.
Troy Masters Customer Feedback | New York City, United States | Troy Masters is the Founder and Publisher of Gay City News. My trip to Argentina, Uruguay and the Rio de la Plata region, thanks to Carlos Melia’s outstanding organizational skills, went off without a hitch. We trusted him with everything and relied on him to make sure we saw Buenos Aires as it is meant to be eperienced; he hit all the right notes and we were never disappointed. It was like a well-executed Tango.
CM by Carlos Melia rocks New York City • It is official NOW…. I am a NEW TENANT at the Rockefeller Center Building. CM by Carlos Melia brand new headquarters in New York City @ Rockefeller Center – 630 Fifth Av. Suite 2207. Been in this business for over 20 years working for major airlines, hotels, travel agencies among other travel related services worldwide. For the last 10 years been working for/with the GLBT Community promoting INBOUD travel to Argentina and Uruguay and I felt that it was time to grow. On my search to spread my wings and offer new options to my loyal clientele I have decided to take the challenge of CHANGE. !!!!! Change that will mean new destinations, more reviews on hotel and restaurants…. and much much more, but now from based in New York City. !!!
Dear friends and followers, sorry I have been away for all this last few days. I have been touring around Europe together with the Tourism Office of Buenos Aires, promoting and putting together Press Conferences and Press Dinners to promote and communicate ” Buenos Aires Diverse “. Buenos Aires is welcoming the GLBT community to visit our beautiful city. The passing of the Gay Marriage Law has put Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina, back in the spot and we are here to share with you all the other highlights and wonders that our city has to offer. We have been already in Madrid ( SEP 13th ), Barcelona ( SEP 15th. ) and now Zurich ( SEP 17th. ). Still to come Paris where we will be hosting a Gay Press Dinner at LE GEORGE Restaurant at the Pompidou Centre. ( photo above: ME at the Terrace of the AXEL Hotel Buenos Aires, Press Dinner at the SKY Bar & Restaurant by CM by Carlos Melia and the Tourism Office of Buenos Aires ).