PARTNERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Proud to be affiliated, to the following leading Travel & Hospitality organizations and networks worldwide. Together we are stronger.
Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator is proud to be affiliated, to the following leading Travel & Hospitality organizations and networks worldwide. Together we are stronger. A professional travel advisor elevates every trip. They know how to get the best value for your time and money, and, thanks to their global connections, they can VIP you at hotels, on cruise lines, on tours, and more.
Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, with more than 20,000 advisors. We partner with over 1,800 of the world’s best companies such as hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Our advisors use their personal connections and firsthand expertise to craft bespoke trips for clients, including unique experiences, special values, complimentary perks, VIP treatment and rare access.
We are the largest and most celebrated network of professional travel agents in North America. Wherever you want to go, however you want to get there, whatever you want to do—we have the ideal travel agent match just for you. Our travel agents are respected worldwide by a massive network of cruise, resort and tour companies, giving us special advantages to making your vacation truly unique.
First in Service
F1RST IN SERVICE is a travel experience company.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network) is a department of IATA and has been servicing all aspects of the US Travel and Tourism industry for more than 20 years. IATAN offers you global recognition and global reach, which no other accreditation program can.
LGTNetwork (Luxury Gay Travel Network) An international networking platform, connecting global mainstream luxury travel suppliers/services/products, with our exclusive – by invitation/referral only – membership, gathering the leading LGBTQ+ Travel Professionals, serving the affluent segment of luxury gay travel and beyond. Our pillars, we promote and cherish, are: good fellowship, networking, communication, experience, education and trust.
Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator as a leading travel company, has been recognized and invited to become part of the following, by invitation only, Travel & Hospitality Industry networks.
BELLINI Club by Belmond Hotels, Resorts, Luxury Trains & River Cruises
DIAMOND Club by Dorchester Collection
Four Seasons Preferred Partner by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
HYATT Prive by The World of HYATT
IHG Luxury & Lifestyle by IHG Hotels & Resorts
STAY DIFFERENT by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
COUTURE by Langham Hotels & Resorts
FAN Club by Mandarin Oriental Hotels & Resorts
PEARL PARTNER by Oetker Collection
Sir Rocco’s Knights by Rocco Forte Hotels & Resorts
A Sense of Place by ROSEWOOD Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Circle by Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts
STEP by SOFITEL Hotels & Resorts
PEN Club by THE PENINSULA Hotels
GUILD by Viceroy
STARS | LUMINOUS by Marriott Internaitonal
Preferred Platinum Partner by Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Collective by Design Hotels
VIRTUOSO Luxury Travel Network
Travel Leaders Travel Network
We’re passionate about the extensive services and exclusive amenities we offer—and that’s thanks to the relationships we have cultivated with our key partners. We work with this sought-after network of worldwide partners to provide our clients with upgrades, VIP and priority treatment and exclusive perks, from spa credits to dining offers—and so much more. Together, we’re able to create memorable, personalized experiences that travelers won’t be able to find elsewhere.
Very few agencies worldwide are invited to become part of this network, for which we are proud to be recognized.
Some of the benefits of booking directly with Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator, that’s not accessible to other agencies or through booking direct.
- Complimentary upgrades
- Complimentary Internet
- Buffet or full breakfast for 2, daily
- Fully flexible hotel or resort credits
- Gift Vouchers for future travel when purchasing an experience
- VIP Recognition by property management and staff
- Special in-room welcome amenity
- Top-of-the-waitlist priority for high demand properties and experiences
Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator Memberships and Partnerships are advantageous to our clients in more ways than just added benefits. Our special relationship allows us a level of contact and service when working with these partners, that’s not accessible to other agencies or through booking direct.
- We receive advance notice of private sales, promotions and offers before they are published (and potentially sold-out).
- Direct access to general managers.
- A dedicated Concierge or VIP Desk, who works exclusively with members for customer service needs and questions.
- First priority on waitlists.
Global Travel & Hospitality Events
Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator attends periodically the following, by-invitation-only, global Travel & Hospitality travel events.
Cannes, Cote d’Azur, France
ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) Each event introduces an unrivalled selection of luxury travel brands to ILTM’s extensive network of hand-picked luxury travel advisors, through bespoke appointment programmes and networking sessions. Alongside the global flagship events in Cannes and Asia Pacific, ILTM has four core local events; ILTM Arabia, ILTM China, ILTM Latin America and ILTM North America, as well as one specialist event; ILTM Africa.
VIRTUOSO Travel Week
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Virtuoso Travel Week is the ultimate annual global travel community event. Exclusive to the Virtuoso network, Virtuoso Week focuses on the evolving marketplace conversation between Virtuoso advisors, their clients, and preferred partners, with advisors making a “buying trip” on behalf of their clientele. Virtuoso Week features hundreds of thousands of hours of personal networking between member agency and preferred partner attendees, extensive professional development opportunities, and a celebration of Virtuoso, the world’s top luxury travel network.
Miami, Florida, United States
To create the only community needed by the most forward-thinking leaders of contemporary travel. Everyone who’s part of L.E/Miami – from our event team to our collective – share a rebel spirit. We’re united by it and guided by it. Here’s how we like to rebel.
Being part of the PURE community is about having attitude, commitment and the belief that travel can be more than just an industry. That’s why we bring together experiential travel’s most inspiring names to build relationships and find new ways of Changing Worlds, for travellers and local communities. We fuel their passion and challenge every PUREist to elevate what they do beyond just business. To join the movement, register below.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A unique event which will bring together the best travel emotion suppliers in the region of Latin America as well as products from the Caribbean and Central America. We derive great pleasure in making small luxury hotels from faraway Patagonia, a little boat sailing to the Galápagos Islands and the most iconic hotel from a Latin American city come together at this extra-special event created with love and dedication. Emotions is a doorway to the world, an invitation to discover and give visibility to truly authentic Latin American experiences.
New York, United States
PROUD Experiences is the first of its kind. An international three-day event bringing together travel suppliers and buyers as well as lifestyle brands targeting the LGBTQ+ community. Back in New York City for 2020, you’ll have the chance to meet with your peers through Pre-Scheduled Appointments, matching you to buyers and suppliers that fulfill your aspirations. You’ll hear from influential people who can pass on some great lessons, enabling you to avoid the mistakes of brands who have ‘superficially’ tried to break into the LGBTQ+ market. With limited places, the lucky few will develop business, strategies and creative ideas to better serve this fast growing market.