LUXURY TRAVEL CURATOR
Travel Agent, Concierge &
Carlos Melia, our Founder, curates the world of luxury travel and lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Over 28 years of experience in the travel industry worldwide precedes him, having worked at all ends of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.
Fifteen years ago, Carlos opened one of the first - openly gay - inbound travel agencies in South America.
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.
He is a full-service luxury bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. As part of VIRTUOSO Luxury Travel Network and Travel Leaders, he has direct access to exclusive suppliers, services and VIP Amenities worldwide.
Over 28 years of travel experience precede him, earning the mote of “Little Marco Polo”.
Jetsetter-Bonvivant, curates the world of Luxury Travel & Lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time.
As of February 2020, Carlos has joined the team of ALCHEMY DMC Argentina & Chile, as their United States Sales Partner and Global LGBTQ+ Sales Partner.
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.
Carlos is 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. And has been recently asked to join the VIRTUOSO Preview Advisory Board for Cheval Blanc Hotel Paris, part of the LVMH group.
"... 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..." Carlos Melia