G&L meeting of minds at MALBEC House | New York, United States | What a lovely intimate evening over Malbec, Tango and great company along Gay & Lesbian Press & Travel friends and colleagues hosted by MALBEC House and Tango Show, myself CarlosMeliaBlog and MLGTPP – Metropolitan Leading Gay Travel Professionals & Press NewYork. Thank you Juan Fabri, Felicitas and all the staff at MALBEC House for such a a great time. You can read my previous review at MALBEC House by Carlos Melia. (Photo below from right to left: Billy Kolber – Man About World. Merry Johns – CURVE Magazine. Robert Kunikoff – TZELL Travel. Felicitas – MALBEC House. Tyler Neasloney and Joseph Pedro – Passport Magazine. Carlos Melia (me).) We enjoyed a lovely dinner over Torrontes and Malbec Wines. And later on we were escorted to the ground floor and main stage for a one hour Tango Show. See some videos below….
(Photo below after the show from left to right: Merryn Johns – CURVE Magazine. Michael Luongo – Awards wining Freelance LGBT Writer and Journalist. Joseph Pedro and Tyler Neasloney – Passport Magazine. Carlos Melia (me). Robert Kunikoff – TZELL Travel. ) For those of you invite that were not able to make it tonight… do not panic. We are planning to host another intimate get together something during fall. Good night everyone, and if you happen to be in Manhattan, stop by to this this fantastic Tango Show, taste some Malbecs and Torrontes, take a Tango Class and enjoy their menu over dinner, lunch and brunch. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends (*) 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, Instagram, YouTube and/or pining me on Pinterest. Also check out my new page Carlos Melia Recommends.
Thailand featured on Passport Magazine | United States | As part of my seven month project for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, I put together a Press Trip with LGBT Travel Writers from all over the United States. Here is one of the articles that came out on Passport Magazine result of this amazing trip. Thank you Stuart Hagas for your excellent article, glad to have you joined us. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Carlos Melia Niche Marketing & PR | Thailand on Passport Magazine | As part of my seven month project for the Tourism Authority of Thailand, I put together a Press Trip with LGBT Travel Writers from all over the United States. Here is one of the articles that came out on Passport Magazine result of this amazing trip. Thank you Stuart Hagas for your excellent article, glad to have you joined us. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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
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 busy working all over Thailand | Thailand | Hi there everyone. I know I know, I have been a bit lazy lately not working much on my blog, but the truth is that while hosting the first ever US and Canada LGBT Press and Travel Professionals groups to Thailand, I have not had much time left. Right now waking up at the amazing Four Seasons Tented Camp in the region of Chiang Rai. Still three more days ahead before everyone heads back home with amazing tales and stories of this amazing country, so since I will be fully devoted to this, I invite you all to SUBSCRIBE to my Facebook Profile, JOIN and LIKE my Facebook Page or FOLLOW me on Twitter, where you will be able to see hour by hour all the photos and videos of this incredible journey along and across Thailand. What is coming today ? well full morning training with the Elephants, and my girl Thong Kham to become a Mahout. Anyhow below a few photos and videos from the last few days, just a sneak peak. Continue reading GPS Carlos Melia busy working all over Thailand
Thailand welcomes LGBT Press & Travel Professionals in Luxury | Bangkok, Thailand | The Tourism Authority of Thailand – New York office and CarlosMeliaBlog.com are proud and pleased to welcome and announce the first ever, official Gay and Lesbian Media and Travel educational/promotional trip to Thailand the Land of Smiles. Leading members of the LGBT Press and Travel Professionals from United States and Canada will arrive tomorrow to Bangkok to experience Thailand and all its highlights in a ten days itinerary that will cover Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle. Go Thai Be Free. !!!! Sawadee. Thailand Gay Travel / Thailand Gay Travel Blog. Some of the leading media outlets where you will be able to read about this trip are: GayTravel.com, Passport Magazine, DOT429.com, Xtra.com, Queerty.com and GayCities.com. We are also very proud count among our travel professionals members of IGLTA, Virtuoso and Signature Travel. Safe travels to everyone and see you in Thailand. CM
(*) Special Thanks to all our sponsors all over Thailand for their support and commitment to the International LGBT Travel Community. Sponsoring Hotels: Four Seasons Hotels Thailand, (Bangkok) The Muse Hotel, Le Meridien, St. Regis Hotel, Oriental Residences, Banyan Tree and SIAM Hotel. (Phuket) Paresa Resort, Andara Resort, Trisara Resort. (Krabi) Rayavadee Resort, Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay. (Chiang Mai) Tamarin Village, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Sponsoring Restaurnts: (Bangkok) Issaya Siamese Club, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Ruen Urai, Biscotti. APSARA Dining Cruise. (Phuket) LIM’s Restaurant.
PASSPORT Magazine now available internationally on the iPad | United States | Press Release | PASSPORT Magazine, America’s only gay and lesbian travel magazine, announced today that it is now available internationally on the iPad. The magazine’s debut arrives just in time for the summer travel season, giving iPad customers a variety of useful travel tips, comprehensive articles, and breathtaking photography. The device’s compact size and lightweight makes PASSPORT Magazine a truly portable resource for travelers. Continue reading PASSPORT Magazine now available on the iPad