TRAVEL WEEKLY features Carlos Melia as a Travel Social Media Leader

Travel Weekly
TRAVEL WEEKLY features Carlos Melia as a Travel Social Media Leader  
|  Press Clipping  | Thank You TRAVEL WEEKLY for featuring me as one of the pioneering Top Travel Agents taking over Social Media for travel, hospitality and tourism. The feature – part of this week’s printed and digital version – is entitled ” MISSING THE BIG PICTURE ” Social Media Leaders, share their own ideas and experiences. TRAVEL WEEKLY, the travel industry’s trusted voice. Click here to Download the PDF of this article. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Industry Insight: Carlos Melia on Luxury Hotels

Industry Insight: Carlos Melia on Luxury HotelsIndustry Insight: Carlos Melia on Luxury Hotels  | Press Clipping  |  Thank You Triptease for the lovely article featuring me, my luxury network LGTNetwork and all my projects. Industry Insight: Carlos Melia Luxury Hotels. Triptease was lucky enough to grab an interview with renowned travel blogger Carlos Melia. He spoke to us about his thoughts on the industry, built up over thirty years working in it. Read the full article at Triptease Blog. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com Continue reading Industry Insight: Carlos Melia on Luxury Hotels

Startle and Forbes Travel Guide welcome Carlos Melia

Startle and Forbes Travel Guide welcome Carlos Melia Startle and Forbes Travel Guide welcome Carlos Melia | Startle.com and Forbes Travel Guide welcome Carlos Melia as a Travel Expert | Startle is the luxury lifestyle platform that combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide star rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of tastemakers and travel experts. If I say I am beyond proud of myself, does this sound too egocentric or weird ? Because I am, over 25 years of international experience working from bottom to top within the Travel & Hospitality Industry, recognized by leading organizations such as Les Clefs d’Or, Forbes and Startle.com. Playing on the major leagues. !!! Special thanks to Michael Romei for being my mentor and Michelle Doucette for opening the doors to this new experience. More at Startle.com. See you all there. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Social Media vs. Return on Investment

Social Media vs. Return on Investment  |  HotelsMag.com  |  One of the best articles I have read on the hot topic among Hoteliers, travel destinations and suppliers, and Social Media. Many travel suppliers, specially hoteliers are still looking for the connection between social media and revenue generation or ROI – Return on Investment. Every day when I approach a new hotel or travel supplier and present my portfolio of digital resources and Social Media Network, I get asked the same question, RIO. Always my reply has been, the approach to social media in search of direct sales it is mistaken. Social Media is not a a purchase platform, but a proven successful positioning tool and decision making platform. Social media is about the EXPERIENCE and the CUSTOMER. Social Media is the new “Word of Mouth”. Clients/Friends/Followers/Fans they want to see experience, they want to see raw content, photos, videos…. finally someone manage to word in one piece the concept I have been trying to explain for the last 4 years, which you can see everyone online at www.carlosmeliablog.com / Source: HOTELSMag.com by Tony and Jason Potter. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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LinkedIN ranks Carlos Melia as TOP 1%

LinkedIN ranks Carlos Melia as TOP 1%  |  LinkedIN  |  Yesterday I got a letter by LinkedIN congratulating me for being one of the Top 1% most viewed profiles in 2012. Being that LinkedIN has over 200 million members, this means an average of 2 million people seeing my profile and blog posts only in LinkedIN. Check out my profile there and follow me at Carlos Melia on LinkedIN. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Luxury Lifestyle Social Media & Blogging

Luxury Lifestyle Social Media & Blogging  |  Carlos Melia  |  As the day goes by (and it is only 9,30AM) … I ask myself… Is Fashion Social Media my new thing.? Certainly is check OUT Rubin Singer Blog and LIKE us on Facebook and Twitter. Luxury Travel, Fashion and Health & Beauty  by Carlos Melia sounds like a great match.
Rubin Singer Blog, Les Clefs d’Or Blog, Haute Experiences Blog, First in Service Travel (coming soon) and CarlosMeliaBlog are a few of the companies and brands I represent and do the Social Media & Blogging for. Do not hesitate to contact me. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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MEDIA & PRESS

Here is the clipping of all the International Media & Press about CM by Carlos Melia, all my projects and myself. Hope you find it interesting and tells you a bit more about my work and myself. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Advertise at Carlos Melia Network

 

LUXURY TRAVEL OUT OF THE CLOSET

It is time for you to take your service/company/product out of the closet. If you’re interested in advertising with CM by Carlos Melia Network, please email me at info@carlosmelia.com and a member of our sales team will promptly respond. Please include information about your intended campaign, budget size, and starting dates.

 

FYI CM by Carlos Melia Network comprises the following: CarlosMeliaBlog.com, Carlos Melia Recommends Enews, Carlos Melia Social Network, CM by Carlos Melia, Haute Experiences, Haute Experiences Blog and online/printed LGBT media outlets worldwide.

 

Some of the available opportunities, specializing in online tourism marketing, are as follows…

 

 

FREE OPPORTUNITIES

 

> BE FEATURED
A special feature is where I am invited to experience, review and blog about a hotel, resort, airline, restaurant, cruise, in exchange for being hosted. The basic is you need exposure within the LGBT niche of market, and I need unique content, a great synergy to start. Detailed reviews including multiple photographs, optional videos and flickr galleries that are exposed and index on the the blog, according to categories, destination, tags among a few other criteria. The more appealing the offer and terms, the more exposure you will receive. The more services included to be experienced, the more attention you will get and the better the coverage will be. Special features are not limited to travel or hospitality. It may include any lifestyle services/products.
FREE

 

> BE INCLUDED
I already have an ongoing confirmed list of destinations, services, products and topics to be covered on CarlosMeliaBlog.com, If you feel you have something worthwhile to contribute to these posts, then please get in touch by emailing me at info@carlosmelia.com. If yours is not yet on our list, we have multiple ways to approach to your interest and have you featured.
FREE or PAID

 

 

PAID OPPORTUNITIES

 

> PRESS RELEASES
All press releases are to be posted based on paid agreements. Link to the homepage with the business/site name will be included once. Please limit press releases to luxury travel and avoid overly promotional sales pitches.
USD 150 per post

 

> GUEST BLOGGING
Everyday I get more and more requests from guest bloggers willing to feature and promote their content at CarlosMeliaBlog.com I am only welcoming posts which are not self-promotional, from people with experience within the luxury travel industry. I’ll include a single link ‘bio’ at the end of your post. Posts should be written in a similar style to mine. Once the setup fee is paid, you will not pay any extras for each post I publish within the year of agreement.
USD 300 per year Setup Fee

 

> INTERVIEWS
Written or video interviews, featuring from CEOs/GMs/Directors of travel, hospitality and lifestyle service /products. Each interview is designed to your particular line of business, giving the interviewee and his/her business a publicity in return for taking part.
USD 150 per interview

 

 

EXTRA OPPORTUNITIES

 

> EXTRA FEATURE
When I blog about your service/product, you will be indexed by destination, business type, categories and tag. Want to make it to the front page to the featured “Most Recent Posts” section of my homepage, just for a small extra fee, you can, getting extra visibility and attention.
USD 75 per post

 

> TEXT LINK
I can place your text link at any of the pages and post in CarlosMeliaBlog.com. Agreements are yearly to be renewed December 31.
USD 150 per text link

 

> SIDE BANNER
Have your banner displayed on the sidebars of my blog. Regular size 160 x 500. The banner will include a link to your site.
USD 1500 per year / USD 800 per 6 month

 

> TOP BANNER
Have your banner displayed on the premium of CarlosMeliaBlog.com below the main Menu and the “Most Recent Posts”. Regular size 500 x 95. This banner is displayed on every single page and post on the blog. The banner will include a link to your site.
USD 2500 per year / USD 1300 per 6 month

 

> BLOG POST BANNER
Have your banner displayed on the bottom of blog posts, according to your own bespoke criteria – country, city, business type among others. Regular size 500 x 95. This banner is displayed on every single post on the blog following your criteria. The banner will include a link to your site.
USD 1500 by Country per year /  USD 1000 by City per year / USD 500 by Business Type

 

 

ENDORSEMENTS & LGBT AMBASSADOR

I have built over the years loyalty and credibility within the International LGBT Community. A name and reputation among travelers, respect and recognition from colleagues, LGBT media and associations. Looking for the best way to come out of the closet ? branding with Carlos Melia is a premium way to begin building your presence into this market segment worldwide. Based in New York City, covering the entire world, some of the service I offer are but not limited to:
> Social Media
> Niche PR
> Press
> Travel & Lifestyle LGBT Shows
> Press Trips
> FAM Trips
> Sales calls to LGBT Agents and Tour Operators
USD 2000 per month on. Contact me for further detailed information

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA & BLOG MASTER

 

> SOCIAL MEDIA
For an extra fee, have your posts on CarlosMeliaBlog.com featured on ALL my social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, DigiSocial among others). An estimated reach for over 100K contacts worldwide.
USD 75 


> BLOG MASTER
My skills as a TOP Blogger have spread beyond CarlosMeliaBlog.com and I have been asked by other companies to take over as their Blog Master, examples of this are this reputable global brands and associations: Rubin Singer Blog, Les Clefs d’Or Blog. My services go from building your blog network, social network, look and feel to posting and fulfillment.
from USD 1500 per month on

 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITIES

Please do not hesitate to contact me to be featured or advertising opportunities at the following Luxury Travel & Lifestyle Blogs and Social Networks…
> Rubin Singer Blog
> Les Clefs d’Or International
> Haute Experiences Blog
> Michael Romei Blog

 

 

CARLOS MELIA MEDIA KIT

For more information feel free to download our MEDIA KIT 2012 (pdf)
http://carlosmeliablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/MEDIAKIT2012.pdf

 

Over 25 years of successful proven experience into the international Travel Industry with focus on LGBT Travel and Tourism/Hospitality Niche Marketing, precedes me. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Reached the 10050 Followers on Facebook going for more

Reached the 10050 Followers on Facebook going for more   |  Facebook  |  Thank you everyone for your support, interest and company. Today I passed the barrier of 3000 Subscribers and next goal is to reach 4000. A total of over 10050 Followers, together with 3011 Subscribers, 5000 Friends and 2058 Follower at Carlos Melia Facebook Page. THANK YOU for being there, specially on those moments when I am alone in the most isolated corners of the world.  This blog is for you, so always open to feedback, comments and suggestions. CM

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Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways

Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways  |  Thailand  |  This morning from my hotel in Phuket, while packing, I tweeted …”04AM in the morning AWAKE packing. On my way to the airport to take my @bangkok_airways flight from #Phuket to #Krabi. GMorning #Thailand…”, as I normally do, to keep everyone up-to-date of my whereabouts and then headed off to Phuket International Airport. Innocently and unaware of the power of Social Media and the excellent CRM – Customer Relationship Management, that both airlines and hotels master in Asia. I was fully stunned by what happened next. Continue reading Social Media VIP Status by Bangkok Airways