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  June 2009
In This Issue
Virtual Site Inspection - Real Resorts
Free Golf with El Cid Resorts and Westjet Vacations
Best Day Travel
Top Model International
Real Swim with Dolphins
Escape this Summer with El Cid Resorts
Welcome Wilfried Persevalle
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Dear David,

Hello! Or maybe I should say HOLA.

It's been a busy few weeks for me with two separate trips to Mexico (one to Cancun/Riviera Maya and another to Mazatlan). It was so good to get down there, especially during the media nonsense that was going on.
This is behind us now, and there is no sense in dwelling on the past. Now it is time for us to pick up where we left off and SHOW MEXICO SOME LOVE!!!
By the way, I had a GREAT time in Cancun and Mazatlan.  How could I not? The weather was perfect and we were treated like gold; such warm and welcoming hospitality. This really is the perfect opportunity to book your clients to paradise - there are some great deals to be had.

Mexican Dixie picI actually wouldn't have minded staying in Mexico a bit longer but I had to get home and rescue Dixie from my Mom!! Whenever I travel Dixie always stays with my parents and she loves it there. But when I was in Mazatlan I received an email from my Mom with this picture of Dixie attached.

My Mom titled it "Mexican Dixie". I had a good chuckle. I love the hat, especially how it's off to the side - so chic.

My Mom thought that it would be cute for the here you go Mom.

And sorry Dixie.  

And speaking of Dixie, she had a run-in with a skunk the other night.

Site Inspection
Without Even Having to get on an Airplane! real logo

Last year I tried something different. When I was down in Cancun/Riviera Maya on my annual site inspections of the Real Resorts properties, I took video footage and then edited it into something I called a "virtual site inspection".

I used the virtual site inspection video for some of my training sessions and presentations and people seemed to love it. Or at least that's what they told me, maybe they were just being nice? :)

youtube picThe comments I received were that it was a great way to see first-hand what the resorts really look like. It wasn't exactly the same as being there yourself, but it was a close 2nd.

So, when I was in Cancun/Riviera Maya a couple of weeks ago I had my video camera with me again and I documented the site inspections for you. Yes, just for you!

Just keep in mind that I'm not a professional videographer so please be kind. :)

I made a condensed version (it's about 10 minutes long), so when you have a few minutes you can click HERE to view it.

PS - make sure you watch it to the end, because you can watch my embarrassing out-takes and bloopers. Enjoy!
Mazatlan on Sale!!!
Including Free Unlimited Golfel cid logo

Do you have clients looking for a deal? Well, look no further.

Right now your clients can enjoy FREE UNLIMITED GOLF when you book
any of the El Cid Resorts in Mazatlan with Westjet Vacations. Not bad, eh?
Your clients can go golfing EVERYDAY if they want at El Cid Resort's  27 Hole
Championship Golf Course.

And even if your clients aren't golfers this is still a great promotion. Just look at the prices below, plus they will also receive a free room upgrade, $300 Resort Credit Coupon Book, and 2 kids 12 and under stay and eat free!

And don't forget that Westjet flies to MZT from both YYC and YVR with easy connections from elsewhere.

Mazatlan is truly a wonderful destination and am I sure your clients will love it. Click HERE to watch some highlights from my recent visit to Mazatlan.

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Please note that a caddie is mandatory and not included. The cost is $20 per golf cart or per golfer walking the course.
Golf cart is optional and not included. The cost is $40 per day.
Best Day  
Excellence in Personalized Service
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Best Day Travel is a 100% Mexican enterprise established in 1984, with renowned prestige in the tourist industry all over the country, perfecting day after day the personalized service concept that has distinguished them since the very beginning. 
Did you know that Best Day can provide customized tours and excursions for your GROUPS? They are the experts and the they can make anything happen. Best Day is the best way to plan your clients trip! 
Top Model International  
top model pic The World Finale

It's time to strike your best pose!

THE ROYAL in Playa del Carmen will be the location of the World Finale of Top Model International. The dates of the competition are June 19th to June 26th 2009.

Guests of THE ROYAL in Playa del Carmen are invited to the "Gala Night and Gran Finale" on June 25th.

Please click HERE for more information. 

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Real Swim with Dolphins
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Enjoy a Free Swim with Dolphins!

Book a minimum 6 night stay and get one free swim with dolphins with a value of $139USD, and a 50% discount in the same tour for up to 3 guests sharing the same suite.
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Booking Code:     SWIM
Booking Dates:    May 08 - June 30, 2009
Travel Dates:      May 08 - December 23, 2009

Real Swim with Dolphins promo is valid in Gran Caribe Real Cancun,  Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen, THE ROYAL in Cancun, and THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen.
For complete details including applicable suite categories for the promo, please click HERE.

And don't forget, this is in addition to the other amazing promos Real Resorts is currently running such as; "Kids Free", "50% Discounts for Guests on such things as Spa Treatments, Upgrades, Day Passes, Romantic Dinners, wines, champagnes, cognacs, top tequilas, etc, and the "FLU FREE GUARANTEE". 

Escape This Summer with El Cid Resorts
Save Up to 40% and More!

This summer, save up to 40% and get away to the warm, welcoming atmosphere that is the signature of El Cid Resorts. Indulge in an incredible Mexico escape, designed to please and inspire while you enjoy a complimentary room upgrade, up to $600 in resort credit good toward a variety on on-site amenities and much more.

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Mazatlan Hotels:

bulletUp to 30% off
bullet$300 Resort Credit coupon book, minimum 3 night stay
bulletFREE upgrade to next available room category
bullet 2 Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free when sharing same room as adults

$300 Resort Credit coupon book available on minimum stays of 3 nights. Black out Dates: July 14 through August 21, 2009.

Riviera Maya:

bullet 40% off
bullet  $600 Resort Credit coupon book, minimum 4 night stays, June 01 onwards
bullet FREE upgrade to next available room category
bullet 2 Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free when sharing same room as adults

$600 Resort Credit coupon book available on minimum stay of 4 nights as of stays beginning June 01, 2009.

La Ceiba (Cozumel):

bullet Great Savings!
bullet $600 Resort Credit coupon book, minimum 4 nights stays, June 01 onwards
bullet Upgrade to next available room category
bullet 2 Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat FREE when sharing same room as adults

$600 Resort Credit coupon book available on minimum stay of 4 nights as of stays beginning June 01, 2009.

Terms and Conditions: Book by June 30th for travel now through December 20, 2009.  2 kids, ages 12 and under, stay & eat free when sharing a room with adults.  Free room upgrade to next available room category. Resort Credit coupon book can be used for payment towards a variety of fun and exciting options ranging from spa services and restaurants to green fees and fabulous tour options.  One Resort Credit coupon book per room per stay which may not be combined with other offers and is neither transferable nor refundable.

New Director of International Sales at El Cid Resorts Wilfried Persevalle photo

With 15 years experience in the hospitality industry, Wilfried Persevalle joins El Cid Resorts in Mexico having worked for international hotel chains (Concorde, Hilton, Kempinski) in Paris, London, Budapest, and Buenos Aires.
Wilfried speaks English, French, Spanish, and is currently studying an Executive MBA at the UK Open Business School.
Wilfried comments: "I am delighted to join El Cid Resorts and to have the opportunity to lead the international sales team. Over the past few weeks, I had the great pleasure to meet across the company hard working and passionate people, who only have one objective: Deliver the best experience to our guests! I look forward to working with all our partners and we thank them very much for their support!"

Wilfried can be reached at

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Freddie Marsh Have a great June.

If you need anything regarding El Cid Resorts, Real Resorts or Best Day, I'm only a phone call or email away. As always, I'm here to help you close the sale. Now let's book some Mexico!!!


Freddie Marsh, CTC

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