Make the Most of Your Trip with the Travel Curator
The Travel Curator shares 'must-have' travel content for globetrotters
- Duration 6:30
- Date Oct 11, 2011
The Travel Curator shares 'must-have' travel content for globetrotters
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And now we're gonna talk travel.
And where should you go and what should she do when you get there well there is a new site the travel curator.
And that has all the information that you need it's a new travel site they describe it as an online.
It's got information about hotels restaurants.
Everything else and joining us right now.
Is Melanie brand man who is the founder and CEO.
Of the branding agency travel PR firm.
Website and we'll selection joining us -- because so it's a it's a new -- and as you're launched destination -- featuring a Sydney Australia that's right why Sydney hot right now.
Well Sydney -- we hope for a long time and I think it really is one of -- -- -- off to places for people from around the world to at least take off -- bucket list at some point.
The weather is extraordinary food for the most part in Sydney.
Amazing beaches great culinary scene really emerging -- seen.
But also that sort of -- -- attitude it it just is such a great trick for everybody.
Yeah and so conceptually it's on my list I'm not sure could be quite a while before I end up going there so.
You talk about some of the best hotels.
In this case the Intercontinental club lounge of the observatory -- the beach hotel.
And the park Hyatt.
By the beach hotel -- by the -- that sounds.
Well -- a hotel that corporate PCs and this is the small little boutique hotel that has about six weight rooms and it's ride on bond -- beach which is snow you know it's such a great place to go -- three years ago I may have had something different but now on diet is either for the local city people.
Great restaurants on the beach and I think to some of those -- -- it.
And so if you wanna stay right on the water -- about ten or fifteen minutes from town.
If you want something in the fifty.
Right done -- in the circular key which is which is right next meal for house.
Has the most extraordinary club lounge on the top and I always say that the -- of that it has a wraparound terrace.
And so you can see the whole of Sydney harbor and then of course there is the young.
Observatory -- to -- Ellis had a town in the historical -- district.
And the -- Hyatt should it then in November that supposed to be incredibly glamorous -- -- So it's.
A lot of these places are expensive.
Is this really more of just for a upscale travelers -- do you have budget option -- and a little I think the whole thing about the site is for me to ignite the travel curator and all of us.
And I've been in the business for -- twenty years and know the ins and outs of so many great places around the world flight -- Sydney -- because that's my hometown team and done what I've really done -- really drill down into -- to cut through the -- And found what all my favorites also for me it could be doing to local food truck and getting in the -- -- 2 in the morning.
-- -- Harry's cafe to wheels which is the Sydney institution.
And -- it may be doing the bridge climb which sounds a little tourist season it's one of the best things you can do.
So it does cut through.
A lot of different the socioeconomic groups as well also whilst you may want it.
A really fine dining experience you can also have a meet high and -- -- the total local.
-- that's cool so in addition to -- you're talking about New York Tel Aviv and London Rome.
My has chosen the first -- places it on -- places -- I have lived for it for an extended period of time and local city -- now New York London and relative where I grow up and and so those will be the first fourth followed quickly by places I love to go to Latin American mission is simple in Florence comparison.
So -- going to update that every month of what we've also done that makes it's -- -- this site really unique.
Is it isn't just on my favorites which is -- love that and -- to -- the latest told the trendiest into the classic some really important as well.
But -- been able to let not my politics and really else along and made some acquaintances I've met along the way for their favorite so to Sydney.
We have about ten or twelve taste makers who sits in who told me what they love to all their little secret spots.
And people like -- -- stone that.
Go to celebrity of the chef he's on the TV -- -- on a whole.
Q&A with me about what He -- about telling his great -- for so these are your so called taste maker guessing you've appointed and they come up with.
With a list on Yahoo! and you know things like for example there are more than fifty bush and pools in Sydney you know -- around that goal just -- Which is just naturally phones ocean UC political and so there -- -- that friends of mine had.
Has said you you really must -- and swim and those that such unique history and experience and you wanna find that -- was the guidebooks bold is an amazing war that that a but I'm from Bombay beach to time around moral dilemma -- as -- -- -- -- -- And it's the tooth -- -- that you know wolf every morning and you'll see all the -- taken that walk along the cliffs of Sydney hobbling when it again you wouldn't know that my list you some local people.
So not when people log onto the site and actually go to these destinations is there an opportunity for them to and add customer comments.
Kind of their own reviews yeah absolutely.
And we just launched today as He says and -- -- That we'll probably come in a few weeks but that there -- -- -- and to add comments as well which were just good enough but two of them going to -- to.
To put them on to FaceBook announced -- out and do it that way but you know at the end of the day I travel so much and and everyone always comes to me you know Melanie which lets say it would like.
Put any place around the world.
So I just -- -- because I love to inspire people to travel and my friends and here and hear from them as well and just -- -- does over the Olympics yeah now because it's it it's so the problem with the comments that if you open it up too much then it can get co opted by.
You don't even know who's putting in the comments likely rivals with a certain restaurant giving it a bad review right and what it behave itself because travels -- -- -- -- Australia will.
All about having a really great authentic political experience and I think if you kind of go all the way.
Say Sydney or even London and you know let's say -- we have a couple of days and one of these places.
You don't want to waste of time you really wanted to feel that you haven't at least through a trusted -- of -- doing what because.
I think -- that trouble curator is is what this it is.
All right so it's called the travel curator dark comedy Melanie Brown -- -- travel outside of -- let me get in and get it right but added it's called these travel curator.
Dot info and usually I -- dot com -- dot -- -- OK that was -- -- -- okay so -- travel curator dot com and I'm Melanie brown and the founder and CEO -- some.