Hawaii’s Gay Marriage by Travel Agent Central| New York, United States | Thank you Travel Agent Central for quoting me on the breaking news on Hawaii’s Legislation of Same Sex Marriage. …” “The fact that the state Senate of Hawaii passed the Marriage Equality Bill, becoming the 15th state to recognized same sex marriage, will not only boost gay weddings in the island, but also position the destination within the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) segment worldwide,” Carlos Melia of First in Service Travel, an agency based in NewYork, told Travel Agent…” Read more (by Joe Pike). CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
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Young Travel Leaders with Know How | Las Vegas, United States | Young Leaders have the Know-How to Make it Big!!! “…The fourth annual Young Leaders Conference (YLC) kicked off in Las Vegas September 9, with gusto and enthusiasm from the travel industry’s rising stars. What has become apparent is that this new class of agents is no longer the fresh-faced, naive neophyte eager to sop up as many basic tips as they can. Not anymore. This generation of travel agent is now seasoned, experienced and knowledgeable enough to rub elbows with the big kids of travel. They’ve got the basics down pat. They are ready, and have already begun, to excel…” said Meagan Drillinger for Travel Agent Central Magazine. I am honored to have been part of one of their expert panels “What’s your Niche?“, along three other colleagues, in my case sharing my inside knowledge on the Luxury Gay Travel segment. …” Of course, it is impossible to be a specialist in everything. The difference between a good agent and a great agent is one who has a specialization and can be an expert in a certain area. The right way to specialize depends on your personal goals, clients and agency. … Carlos Melia of CarlosMeliaBlog.com, … came together to discuss finding a niche…” Thank you YLC, LTX International, Questex Media and Travel Agent Central Magazine for featuring me as a referent on my niche and for having me join this panel. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends
Travel Agent Central quotes Carlos Melia about Thailand | Travel Agent Central | On their recent travel update about Bangkok, Thailand, by Meagan Drillinger, they published the article “Bangkok is Back” including a few quotes on my own travel experiences during my two month of travel in Thailand, just at the same time that the floods were affecting some areas of the country. “I left Bangkok a few days ago, and I am happy to say that the city has gone back to the normal mode. Travelers are back, hotels and restaurants are looking crowded again, and the streets of Bangkok don’t show the sand bags that we have seen over the last few weeks. Bangkok is DRY and SAFE.” shared Carlos Melia Continue reading Travel Agent Central quotes Carlos Melia about Thailand
TravelAgent Magazine Latin America for Gay Clientele | New York | by Joe Pike for TravelAgent Magazine. Here is a copy of the interview I gave for TravelAgent Magazine in New York City about Latin America for Gay Clientele, Growing a Niche Market. Travel agent / consultant Carlos Melia offers tips on selling South America to gay travelers… (read the full interview). You may also watch the LIVE Video interview at TravelAgent. Enjoy… CM Travel Agent Magazine is the preferred trade publication of the agent community* and boasts not only a powerful readership but one that’s active and engaged.Its readers are responsible for driving nearly half of all agent bookings!** Because of its reputation in the industry, Travel Agent Magazine has become the publication of choice for agents nationwide.
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 my 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.
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