travel agent / travel blogger / concierge
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Carlos Melia Argentinean born, citizen of the world, now living in New York for the last 10 years. From very young age, I was exposed to the world of luxury travel and lifestyle. Bachelor Degree in Hotel & Restarurant Management. Have worked for all ends of the travel and hostpitality industry. From my current position as a travel agent and blogger, to a successful background in working for restaurants, hotels, airlines, cruises among a few others.
I am a full-service luxury bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. As part of VIRTUOSO, the leading network of global luxury travel consultants, I have direct access to exclusive suppliers, services and VIP Amenities.
Over 25 years of travel experience precede me, earning the mote of “Little Marco Polo”. Jetsetter-Bonvivant, I curate the world of Luxury Travel & Lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time.
CarlosMeliaBlog, has been recently awarded and ranked " TOP 100 Luxury Travel Blog on the web ", based on the following criteria: Google reputation and search ranking. Influence and popularity on Social Media. Quality and consistency of posts. Editorial team and expert review.
I seat as a founding member of the Belmond Hotels, Trains and River Cruises LGBT Advisory Board for their global collection of iconic properties. As well as founding member of the Travel Agents Luxury Advisory Board for Bürgenstock Selection - first class Swiss hospitality.
Luxury, has so many interpretations. I believe, it is most authentic, when understood beyond the obvious. It all comes down to one individual’s expectations and needs. My luxury, is measured by rarity and sophistication, access to destinations, services, individuals and experiences, which go beyond the mere concept of self-indulgence.
More about Who I am and What I do...
Please allow me to share with you, this brief intro, just so you know a bit more about myself and my business…
Carlos Melia, luxury travel curator, travel agent and blogger, servicing, the leisure, corporate and fashion segments, with emphasis on mainstream bespoke travel, destination weddings, event planning and luxury gay travel. www.carlosmelia.com
I am an independent VIRTUOSO travel advisor, IATA and IATAN certified travel agent, with over 25 years of international experience on all ends of the travel industry. Affiliated with leading travel groups, like First in Service, Tzell Travel and Travel Leaders. On the corporate side, I plan travel experiences for NBCUniversal’s VIP guests and top executives. and work with Fashion brands coordinating their corporate travels, as well planning fashion shows, showrooms and special events around the world.
On the leisure segment, I have a large portfolio of affluent clients from New York, and Silicon Valley, planning personal trips for Tech, Real Estate and Hedge Fund owners, CEOs and their families and friends.
As of 2018 I have partnered with LIVunLtd Concierge & Lifestyle Management, as their expert Travel Agent - for their exclusive wide network of luxury buildings and hotels in Manhattan, as well as their travel and hospitality curator and influencer for their ongrowing social media and blog LIVELY.
I seat as a founding member of the Belmond Hotels, Trains and River Cruises LGBT Advisory Board. Company that for the last 6 years, has been the official sponsor and supporter of my site, blog and social network.
In September 2018 I was invited to join - among an exclusive group of remarkable colleagues from the United States - Russia - Switzerland - UK and Germany - to become a founding and recurrent member of the Travel Agents Luxury Advisory Board for Bürgenstock Selection - first class Swiss hospitality, to include the Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne, the Hotel Schweizerhof Berne and the Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne.
As press I run a few outlets of my own and contribute for many others worldwide. My social network is worth of over 1 million followers around the world. I also run a monthly eNewsletter called Carlos Melia Recommends. CarlosMeliaBlog, has been recently awarded and ranked " TOP 100 Luxury Travel Blog on the web ", based on the following criteria: Google reputation and search ranking. Influence and popularity on Social Media. Quality and consistency of posts. Editorial team and expert review. www.carlosmeliablog.com
Finally I am the founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. This site and network was created to connect mainstream travel and hospitality suppliers, to leading LGBT travel professionals and press, narrowing the existing gap between them, through education, information and networking. www.lgtnetwork.com
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