Last week, during my visit/stay at Four Seasons Punta Mita, I got to spend time at Puerto Vallarta. Four influences converged during the 1960s and early 1970s to launch Puerto Vallarta into its trajectory toward becoming a major resort destination, but without a doubt, the extensive coverage to Elizabeth Taylor's extramarital affair with Richard Burton, during the filming of "The Night of the Iguana" in a small town just south of Puerto Vallarta, put them in the spotlight.
Romancing the Planet Blog features an interview with Carlos Melia entitled " Why Carlos Melia sometimes gets caught off guard " Follow this link to see the full interview RomancingthePlanet.com by Karthik Reddy, based in Sri Lanka.
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.
Every destination I go, I try to embrace as much local information as possible, and with the help of my local contacts, always I like to learn about the typical drinks. This time in Mexico to subject is of course the Tequila, but also the Mezcal, not very well known by many, but very important for Mexico. So the Four Seasons Punta Mita, assigned their Tequila Sommelier, to give us a tasting class.
What an amazing way to close my week stay at the Four Seasons Punta Mita at Riviera Nayarit, Mexico that onboard the Four Seasons Yacht sailing along Bahia Banderas, all the way back again to the Marieta Islands, and then sunset dinner along Anclote Beach, back to the marina over a fabulous dinner by the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Punta Mita. OH and the final touch, a school of Blottenose Dolphins following our yacht and jumping around like saying farewell, such a magical afternoon.