Freddie Marsh, CTC
850 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
604 614 9932
Real Resorts and
El Cid Resorts
Wow, can you believe it's August already? So how has
your summer been going anyways? Hmmm??? Good weather where
you are? How are the mosquitos? Been on any fun summer
road-trips? Details please! :)
I'm actually out in Alberta right now. Yep, I flew out
last week for the ACTA Alberta golf tournament in Ponoka
(just outside Edmonton). The weather was HOT and I spent
the day at hole #2 handing out ice-cold Corona beer. Geez,
I've never felt so popular!!! Everyone was so happy to see
me. Hmmm...was it me or was it the cold Corona beer they
were happy to see??? HAHA
I've been away from home for over a week now and of course
I really miss Dixie. I'll get to see her soon as I fly
funny, because I always receive complaint emails if I
don't include a Dixie update!!! Well, the latest news with
her is that for the past few months I've been trying been
trying to teach Dixie how to "shake a paw". Sounds simple
Wanna see our progress??? Check it out
Unfortunately it's not going as smoothly as I had hoped.
Good thing she's cute! :)
Have a great August. I think it's going to be a crazy busy
fall with winter bookings (knock on wood) so I hope you
enjoy the rest of your summer and you get all rested up!
Freddie Marsh, CTC
PS - I'm going to be at ALL of the upcoming Addison
shows this fall (Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary,
Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal). It
would be GREAT to see you.Please click
to check out the date for your city. And please
stop by the booth to say hello.
Congratulations Best Day
Two Reasons to Celebrate
Best Day Travel Celebrates
25 Years in the Business and Has Been Named One of the 100
Great Places to Work in Mexico in 2009 For The Third
Best Day Travel, a 100% Mexican company, is proud to
announce that in 2009 (which also happens to be the year of
their 25th anniversary), they achieved a ranking of 80 to
form a part of The 100 Great Places to Work® in Mexico for
the third consecutive year.
The Ranking is a result of a process of analysis, evaluation
and certification, considered one of the most exhaustive in
the world, which is performed by the Great Place to Work®
Institute, Mexico. To become a part of this ranking, a
company must be "a place where collaborators trust the
people they work for, are proud of what they do and get
along with the people they work with".
With this great achievement, Best Day Travel has proven that
the company philosophy works: Do everything with love, Love
God, Family, Work, Co-Workers, Tourists and Country.®
Best Day Travel:
25 years giving you the "Best Day" of
your vacations, with Love as the key to success.
THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen
Flawless Hospitality and
If your clients are looking for the best, then THE ROYAL
Playa del Carmen is the place for them. This adults-only
(16+) property is located on a gorgeous stretch of white
sandy beach, and it is also only steps away from famous "5th
Avenue". This is absolutely the best location in the Mayan
Riviera - the best of both worlds.
You clients will absolutey love THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen
and here are some reasons why...
|Innovative (Mexico's first) online check-in available
within 48 hours of arrival. |
|In-suite double jacuzzi. |
|29" flat screen satellite TV and DVD/CD player. |
|Coffeemaker and in-suite mini-bar, stocked daily with
water, beer, pop, snacks and a convenient liquor cabinet
system with a selection of international liquors. |
|Unique "Magic Box" for discreet room service delivery.
|Terrace or balcony with furniture and hammock. |
|In-suite electronic laptop-size safety depost box.
|2-line direct dial cordless telephone with bi-lingual
voicemail and bathroom extension. |
|Royal Bed with pillow-top mattress, fine high thread
count linens, plush duvet cover and multiple pillows. |
|Modern, state-of-the-art, fully equipped Life Fitness
Centre & Stott Pilates, spinning, aerobics and yoga
|A la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner; "show cooking"
and international buffet plus all natural, low calorie,
vegetarian, and delicatessen-style menu choices. |
|Unlimited domestic and international premium brand
liquors, a variety of beers, wine and sparkling wine by
the glass, plus an extensive selection of fine wines
included. Exceptional vintage wines, cognacs and tequilas
available at surcharge. |
|Trade nights between THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen and
THE ROYAL in Cancun (based on availability). |
|Exclusive exchange priveleges at all Real Resorts |
|24 Hr prompt room sevice. |
|24 Hr VIP lounge serving hors d'oeuvres, premium
snacks, domestic, international, premium brand beverages
with table games and large scree Plasma TVs. |
|Peronalized check-in/check-out with welcome and
departure refreshing cocktail and cold towel service. |
|Olympic-size fresh water pool with 50-meter lap lane &
starter block (quiet pool) plus an oceanfront active pool.
|SCUBA introductory lesson, snorkeling equipment and
boogie boards. |
|Lighted rooftop tennis court with complimentary
equipment. Onsite tennis pro available. |
|Volleyball, billiards, ping-pong, table games and
|Daily social entertainment, including live music and
fabulous professional shows. |
|Eductational wine & tequila tasting hosted by hotel
|Canopied shade beds & lounge chairs on the beach & at
the pool, in-pool sun chaise and plush beach towels. |
|Exclusive Royal Beach Cabanas upon availability.
|Convenient flag system for guests to request watier
service on the beach. |
|Beach Butlers provide cold towel service, ice water,
suntan lotion, newspapers, magazines and much more. |
|Nightly turndown service. |
|Casual evening Management Cocktail Party. |
|All resort taxes and gratuities.|
For more information please click
El Cid Resorts in Mazatlan
Something for Everyone
Do you have clients itching to getaway to somewhere warm and
Well, don't forget that Westjet has lots of non-stop flights
And with 4 resorts to choose from in Mazatlan, El Cid
truly has something for everyone...
Cid Castilla Beach:
Situated in the heart of the Golden Zone, El Cid Castilla
Beach hotel is the ideal vacation spot for friends and
families. Your clients can take in front row seating to the
unforgettable Mazatlan sunsets from their private balcony in
the tower. Or, if your clients are traveling with kids, they
might prefer a room overlooking the large free form pool
with cascades and water slides.
Cid El Moro Beach:
Your clients can soak up the resort's relaxed atmosphere
from their private balcony - the ideal spot to take in the
views of the golden beachfront. The El Cid El Moro has
spacious one and two bedroom suites, with fully-equipped
kitchenettes. And if your clients are "pool people", they
will love the expansive connecting pool with water cascades,
rock formations and swim-up bar.
Cid Marina Beach:
An intimate Mediterranean-styled paradise awaits your
clients at the El Cid Marina Beach hotel. The luxurious
resort wraps around the Golden Zone marina, offering
stunning ocean or relaxing marina and garden views from each
private balcony. Marina Beach is known for its casual
elegance. And there is also an beautiful, pristine beach
reachable by quick (2 minute) water taxi ride. This hotel
also has 2 gorgeous pools and a spacious jacuzzi.
Your clients can enjoy the peaceful gardens from their
private balcony or patio. Nothing comforts the soul like a
warm, Mazatlan vacation and there's no place as welcoming as
El Cid Granada hotel. It is a cozy Mexican-style hotel with
a warm and welcoming environment - located directly across
the street from the El Cid Castilla Beach. And because it is
connected by skybridge, your clients will have easy access
to the restaurants, beach and pool facilities.
For more information on El Cid Resorts in Mazatlan please
Did you know that when you
book your clients at any El Cid Resort they will receive a
at El Cid Resorts receive one Resort Credit Coupon Book
(called Mega Pass) per room upon registration. The booklet
contains coupons of specified amounts that can be used for
payment towards a variety of services and activities.
The is a phenomenal added bonus for your clients. The coupon
book is worth $300US in Mazatlan and $600US in Riviera Maya
and Cozumel. The coupons can be used for various services
such as spa, tours, golf and shopping! Yippee!
For specific details about the Mega Pass and to read all of
the rules and restrictions, please click
ING. FERNANDO GARCIA ZALVIDEA
General Director, Best Day - Real Resorts Group
A company that succeeded in
doing everything with love: love to God, to family, to our
tourists, our coworkers and suppliers. It works!
This group wouldn't be what
it is without the enthusiasm and love that every coworker puts
in their jobs.
In 1983, when Fernando García was a SCUBA instructor in
Aquatours, a tourist came by asking to be driven to Tulum
ruins, but he didn't want to go in a bus with too many people.
He wanted someone to drive him in a car and he was willing to
pay $150 USD for the day trip. Considering that at that time
$150 USD was Fernando´s whole income for 15 days of work, he
told the tourist that he would take him anywhere he wanted to
go for that amount (including hell and back!) in his 2 door no
air-conditioned Fairmont. So Fernando drove him to Tulum and
Xel-ha with some beers, sodas and snorkeling equipment, then
to private lagoon Akumal and to Xcaret, where there was no
development at all yet. At the end of the day, the
Philadelphia tourist said, "This has been the best day of my
holiday". Fernando then took the name Best Day to offer same
day trips to his scuba pupils and started a formal travel
agency in 1984 known as "Best Day Personal Tours".
During the following years Best Day grew quickly with luxury
and air-conditioned private tours to the main archaeological
sites: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba and even Merida; by 1995 Best
Day processed the first worldwide internet reservation paid on
line with an encrypted credit card and today bestday.com and
associates are the first Latin American on line dynamic
packaging company serving over 1 million tourists for over
1,400 Mexico resorts in 72 cities of Mexico. Cancun few
hotels were busier everyday and Best Day Travel Agency thrived
successfully each day.
Back in 1986 when Fernando was looking for more hotels to
establish the Best Day Travel Agency tour desks where more
tours could be sold, he came across the Kin Ha Condo Hotel;
Ambience Villas nowadays. The deal was that they would let him
place the tour desk as long as he could rent and manage 40
condominiums of the Condo Hotel. With a lot of enthusiasm and
a lot of ignorance about the hotel business, Fernando got to
an agreement. So he started renting 40 rooms in 1987 and
contracted up to 150 suite keys in the same complex by 1988.
In 1989 they bought a 36 rooms lagoon Hotel Laguna Real and
started growing in managing and acquiring. Then came the GRAN
COSTA REAL (1994), GRAN PORTO REAL (1997) and the former GRAN
CARIBE REAL (1998, today Riu Caribe) Hotels openings.
THE ROYAL in Playa del Carmen was built in 2004 as a LUXURY
All Inclusive Beachfront Resort & SPA that started off with
great success in Playa del Carmen. Later on the Continental
Villas Plaza in Cancun was remodeled to be the New Gran Caribe
Real (2004). The newest addition to the Hotel Group was built:
THE ROYAL in Cancun (2008) , right in the HOTEL ZONE, which
has been the most successful all Oceanfront LUXURY All
Inclusive Resort & SPA, keeping a high occupancy, hosting most
important events and RECEIVING PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL
AWARDS FOR ITS SERVICE QUALITY SUCH AS THE STAR DIAMOND AWARD
IN 2009. For high standards in food and beverage handling the
hotel received the "CRISTAL" CERTIFICATION AND "H"
Now Best Day - Real Resorts Group has started its STRATEGIC
PLANNING FOR 5 YEARS reinforcing their mission of doing
everything with love and passion to assure the best traveling
New Direct Flights!!!
Your clients are going to love this!
Starting in November Westjet will be operating twice weekly
flights directly into Cozumel from Toronto!!! Isn't that great
news??? No more flying into Cancun and then taking the bus and
ferry over to the island. And don't forget that you clients
can easily connect to the YYZ flights from any Westjet gateway
And you know the BEST place to stay in Cozumel, right? The El
Cid La Ceiba Beach of course!!!
Nestled on Cozumel's pristine southern shore, this oceanfront
retreat is a warm, intimate alternative to standard Cozumel
hotel resorts. Pure relaxation awaits - from the newly
renovated accommodations to the ancient healing powers of El
Cocay Massage & Temezcal Center.
is so much for your clients to do. They can participate in
"Fly High Adventures", El Cid's brand-new eco-park, featuring
zip line platforms, a fascinating jungle location, and
mesmerizing ocean views. Or they can stroll down to the
private dive center to enjoy some of the world's best reef
diving and snorkeling. Or perhaps they want to explore the
quaint streets of San Miguel ... a vibrant network of friendly
neighborhoods, terrific local cuisine, and historic Mayan
culture. Or maybe just simply lounge by the pool while gazing
at the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. From romantic
weekend escapes to week-long family excursions, this is the
perfect Cozumel hotel deal for your cleints next vacation.
|Nestled on the southern shores os Cozumel Island, Mexico
|Just three miles for a colourful downtown district of
shops, restaurants and nightclubs. |
|A few minutes drive to Playa del Carmen ferry dock,
which takes visitors to the mainland. |
|Only six miles from the Cozumel International Airport.
|Three miles from Chakanaab Park.|
Book your clients now! The
El Cid La Ceiba Beach hotel is live in Westjet Vacation's
system and bookable for departures in November!
Real Resorts Enhances Commission
Travel Pulse - July 24, 2009
The RRMembers Commission Booster Program is offering travel
agents the opportunity to earn money. The expanded RRMembers
Commission Booster Program can now be combined with other
special promotional offers such as a $200 Extra Bonus Booster
for every 10 Qualified Booster bookings made at either of The
Royal Resorts, or for every 20 Qualified Booster bookings at
the Gran Caribe Real or
Gran Porto Real Resorts. (Bookings at the Grans may be
combined two for one with Royal bookings).
The $200 added Extra Bonus Booster is valid on all qualified
Commission Booster reservations made retroactively from Feb.
2, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2009.
In addition, under Real Resorts Commission Booster Program
agents earn extra commission for booking stays of five nights
or longer, triple or quadruple occupancies, and upgraded suite
categories while the agent's client will receive a
complimentary amenity from the agent upon arrival. Since its
inception last February hundreds of agents have participated
in the Commission Booster Program earning as much as an extra
$160 per reservation in Booster extra commission.
"Since we launched the Commission Booster Program we have had
the pleasure of awarding agents with more than $20,000 a month
in bonus commissions for booking Real Resorts," said Fernando
Garcia, director general of Real Resorts. "The top earning
agency to date is Vacations to Go, which received more than
$2,000 in added bonus commissions, by having their agents work
together to combine their bookings and earn more cash
incentives even faster. We truly believe this is the best
agent incentive program for Mexico."
The RRMembers Commission Booster Program is effective for
bookings through the end of 2010 and includes summer bookings
at all four all-inclusive Real Resorts: The Royal in Cancun,
Gran Caribe Real in Cancun, The Royal Playa del Carmen and
Gran Porto Real. For families, Gran Caribe Real Cancun and
Gran Porto Real in Playa del Carmen offer special family
programs where up to two children (in all guest suite)
categories and up to three children in the larger suite
categories (the new Family Junior Suites, the Gran Master
Suites, or the Presidential Suites) stay and eat free when
sharing a guestroom with their parents. There is no limit on
the number of added incentives an agent or agency can earn,
and it is easy and free to sign up for the program at:
The Mexico Tourism Board recently held a "Welcome
Back to Mexico" event at the Terminal City Club in
downtown Vancouver. It was a fantastic event and it was great
to hear all the great news from Mexico.
By the by, Mexico is still the number one destination for
Canadians!!! So much to offer no matter what your clients are
looking for...Mexico is a destination that Canadians love!
El Cid Resorts was proud to support the event by providing a
prize of 7 nights at the El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel. The
lucky winner was Kristine
Lizardo from Quest Travel in Vancouver!!!
A BIG congratulations to Kristine. I'm sure you are going to
have a phenomenal time in beautiful Mazatlan. Can I come with
The El Cid Castilla Beach is located in the heart of the
Golden Zone and has something for everyone! For more
information on El Cid Resorts please click
Real Free Swim with Dolphins
Great news!!! The popular Real Swim with the Dolphins
promotion has been extended for new bookings taken until
October 31, 2009 for travel from now till December 23, 2009.
This is valid in ALL suite categories at THE ROYAL Playa del
Carmen and in the other Real Resorts (Gran Caribe Real, Gran
Porto Real and THE ROYAL in Cancun) for upper categories.
THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen:
One Swim with the Dolphins Complimentary with any suite
category with a $139.00 usd value and more swims with 50%
discount for stays of 5 nights or more at THE ROYAL Playa
Book 5 nights or more and get one free swim with dolphins with
a value of $139 USD, and 50% discount in the same tour for up
to 3 guests sharing same suite.
Booking Code: SWIM.
Valid only for new bookings taken as of: July 27
till October 31st, 2009
till December 23, 2009
THE ROYAL in Cancun, Gran Caribe Real, Gran Porto Real:
One swim with the dolphins complimentary in Jr Suite
OceanFront and upper categories with a $139.00 usd value
and more swims with 50% discount for stays of 5 nights or
more at :
Gran Caribe Real , Gran Porto Real, THE ROYAL in Cancun Real
Book 5 nights or more in Jr Suites oceanfront and get One Free
Swim with Dolphins with a value of $139 USD, and 50% discount
in the same tour for up to 3 guests sharing same suite.
Booking Code: SWIM.
Valid only for new bookings taken as of: July 27
till October 31st, 2009
till December 23, 2009
Call your favourite tour operator and Book Now...
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