September 2009 Newsletter


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In this issue...
Inn at Laurel Point
Bring the Family
Congratulations Best Day
El Cid Update
RRMembers Commission Booster
Ace the Fairways
Royal Weddings
Aladdin at El Cid
FREE swim with Dolphins
What is FMTM?
Contact me...
Freddie Marsh

Freddie Marsh, CTC

850 Royal Avenue
Suite 702
New Westminster, BC
V3M 1A6
604 614 9932
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Paws for a Cause...

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Real Resorts and
El Cid Resorts
in Canada
Dear David,     


Hello and Happy September!

Well, tradeshow season is officially upon us and August was certainly a crazy month with shows, but I absolutely LOVE it because it's the perfect opportunity to see so many of YOU. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Real Resorts and El Cid Resorts booths at the various shows to say hello and to get the latest information. One thing about this business is that it's never boring and things are always changing, and of course I had lots of exciting news and fantastic promotions to share with you. 


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(Freddie with Evelyn from AMA Travel at Thomas Cook Show in Edmonton)

If you haven't seen me at a show yet, I will be at all of the upcoming Addison Shows across Canada (all 9 of them), so I will be coming to your city soon. You can click HERE to check out the dates of the Addison Shows in your city and to register. Please come by the booth to say hello - it would be great to see you!

So you'll never guess who I ran into when I was in Whitehorse last week.  The Prime Minister of Canada!!! He was staying at my hotel and I met him in the lobby. How exciting, eh? No matter what your political views are, it is definitely an honour and a thrill to meet the Prime Minster of Canada.

I did get my picture taken with him but unfortunately the PM's office hasn't emailed me the picture yet so maybe I'll include it next month. 

Anywho... I do have a Dixie update for you. You may remember that last month I was complaining that I was having no luck training Dixie to shake a paw. Remember? I had been trying for months and months with zero results. Well, Dixie went up to my parents place in Kamloops (while I was on the road) and my Mom actually taught her to shake a paw in LESS THAN A WEEK!!! I couldn't believe it. Obviously it was the trainer and not the trainee! My Mom is a retired school teacher so maybe that had something to do with her success with Dixie. You can see it for yourself HERE.
Have a great September. I hope your office is busy with lots of Mexico bookings!!! Please continue reading below to learn about what is happening at both Real Resorts and El Cid Resorts. There are some fantastic promotions currently available, and you know how it is, the more you know about the product the easier it is for you to SELL.


Freddie Marsh, CTC

inn at laurel point picInn at Laurel Point
Stay Different

Nothing at all to do but relax... take in the views... and contemplate the sweeping architecture, design and oceanfront at this Victoria, British Columbia, hotel.

Decks give way to gardens. Glass walls invite natural light. Museum-quality art graces hallways, and wide open space give your clients room to breathe.

Inn at Laurel Point
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To The Grans


The Gran Caribe Real in Cancun and the Gran Porto Real in Playa del Carmen are perfect hotels for family fun!

Did you know that both hotels now offer Family Suites that will accommodate a family up to 5 people? Isn't that great news? Finally there is suitable accomodations for your families with 3 kids/teens. And to entice your clients even further, Real Resorts currently has a Kids Stay and Eat Free promotion for travel up until December 23, 2009.
Combine that with the new T-ZONE (cool club for teens), and the OKI SPLASH water park at the Gran Caribe Real, the whole family is sure to have the best vacation ever, regardless of age.


real logoFor more information
please visit the
Real Resorts website:
best day staff picCongratulations Best Day!
25 Years and Going Strong

Best Day is celebrating 25 years in business. Congratlutaions!!!

When your clients are visiting Cancun and the Riviera Maya, chances are they will want to do some excursions; whether it's a day-trip to Chichen-Itza or going on a snorkeling adventure.

Make sure your clients travel with the best.
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What's New at El Cid Resorts?

Our friends at El Cid Resorts have been very busy lately getting ready to welcome your clients. There is never a dull moment at El Cid Resorts, and your clients will be absolutely thrilled with all the new and exciting changes and events happening at El Cid Resorts:


bullet Refurbishing: In the last 18 months El Cid Resorts has invested 10M USD so your clients can experience refreshed rooms and upgraded amenities. By fall 2009 renovations for this year will be completed.
bullet Cid's Teen Club: Teens aged 13 to 17 can enjoy facilites and programs designed specifically for them with a new area equipped with the most exciting technology including x-boxes 360, Playstation and Wii.
bullet New Aladdin Show: Incredible new show at the El Cid Castilla theafishing tournamenttre every Friday at 8pm. 
bullet Golf Packages: The El Cid Golf & Country Club is offering wonderful new packages for golfers and tournament
bullet Tennis Tournament:Future Women's Tennis Tournament. The fifth edition Mazatlan Cup at the El Cid Golf & Country Club in September. Over $10,000USD in prizes. World ranked players from Canada, USA, New Zealand, El Salvador, Venezuala, Brasil, Argentina, Japan and Mexico among others. 
bullet Fishing Tournament: Marina El Cid Mazatlan is the proud host of the 18th Big Game Trolling Sport Fishing Wolrd Championship, October 24 to 29, 2009. 

Riviera Maya


bullet Winter Kick-Off Sale: Valid with all Canadian Partners for Travel Now - December 20th that includes 25% off plus 2 kids free.
bullet Free room upgrade: For all passengers travelling Now through October 31st.
bullet EBB: 15% EBB in place for travel in winter. 

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bullet Westjet: will start flying in December from Toronto (first flight December 10th).Yippee!!!

For more information on El Cid Resorts please visit the website at

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One of the Best Travel Agent Incentive Programs in the Industry

Have you signed up for RRMembers Commission Booster program yet? Hello??? It's one of the best travel agent incentives in the industry and it is designed to be as effortless as possible for you to make extra money by selling Real Resorts.


It's super easy to use, all you have to do is go to and create a profile. Once you receive a confirmation email from RRMembers you are up and running. Every time you make a booking at Real Resorts (including bookings made through tour operators) you just log into your account, enter your booking information and your file will appear telling you how much of a bonus commission you have earned. That easy!!!


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To give you an example, let's say you book a 7 night package staying at THE ROYAL in Cancun in a lead-in category room; that automatically earns you $50USD!!! And it is possible to earn up to $160USD based on suite category and how many people in the room. Ka-Ching!!!

I have travel agents in my territory (Canada) that are receiving HUGE bonus cheques so it's time for you to sign up too. Join Today!

Ace the Fairways
at El Cid Golf & Country Club

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El Cid Resorts invites your clients to enjoy a Slice in Paradise Golf package for only $95 USD. 

This special includes:

bullet        One round of 18 holes for Two
bullet        Golf Cart
bullet        Caddy

Whether your clients want to refine their swing or try their hand at golf for the first time,
practice with the Pro for only $55 USD and enjoy:el cid logo

bullet       one-hour lesson for Two people with our Golf Pro
bullet       choice of breakfast or lunch from our special menu

As guests of El Cid Resorts, this Slice in Paradise golf special requires
advance reservations. Contact the Pro Shop at  

Valid through October 31, 2009. 

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Royal Weddings
by Real Resorts

Do you have clients dreaming of exchanging their marriage vows amidst the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, white beaches, lush tropical gardens, seaside gazebos and unforgettable sunsets? Real Resorts' professional wedding planners will take care of each and every detail that will exceed your clients expectations.


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If you have clients interested in a destination wedding, please do them a favour and check out the wedding packages available at Real Resorts. And did you know that Real Resorts even offers FREE WEDDINGS? 

Real Resorts has the best wedding coordinators in the business. And their main goal is to make your clients fairytale wedding a reality.

Check out Real Resorts new and improved wedding site by clicking HERE.

New Dinner Show at El Cid Resorts

Send your clients to a magical, far away land, and join Aladdin, Jasmine and the lovable Genie in this exciting musical adventure full of unforgettable songs.

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Soar on a magic carpet with the jovial Genie, and tag along with our clever hero Aladdin as he fights for his true love, the beautiful Princess Jasmine. Oh, and there's the kingdom of Agrabah to rescue from the villainous Jafel cid logoar's evil grasp, too. Featuring "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me," Disney's Aladdin will enchant audiences young and old alike.

Every Friday 8:00 PM
Dinner Show

For more information on El Cid Resorts please visit the website:

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Real Free Swim with Dolphins

Offer Extended!

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 del Carmen.

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
Traveling dates:                                                     Now     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 Resorts. 

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
Traveling dates:                                                     Now    till     December 23, 2009

Call your  favourite tour operator and Book Now...

Park 'N Fly Vancouver
Fall and Winter Savings 

Please click the Icon Link below and enter in your departure and arrival dates and the city you are traveling from under the section "Specials to Go"'.  Then click the offer that is available and proceed to print your coupon to receive your airport parking savings at Park'N Fly:

For Vancouver Three Offers Available:
1)   1 Day Free on a 3 or 4 Day Stay
2)   4 Days Free on a Minimum 7 Day Stay     -  "3 GETS YOU 7"
3)   Upto 20 Days Free on a Minimum 10 Stay - "8 GETS YOU 28"    


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Experience Iceland Travel Workshop
All Transportation Included from Vancouver to Seattle
Dear Western Canadian Travel Partners, icelandair logo

To celebrate Icelandair's non-stop service from Seattle, Icelandair in cooperation with Iceland Naturally and its members will host A Taste of Iceland in Seattle, September 10-13, 2009. A Taste of Iceland will offer the opportunity to experience Iceland's finest Cuisine, Music and Culture in a host of venues throughout the city.

As part of the festivities Icelandair cordially invites you to attend a special Workshop & Travel Seminar in our newest gateway, Seattle.

icelandThe Experience Iceland Workshop & Travel Seminar will take place at the World Trade Center (on Pier 66) on Thursday, September 10, 2009, from 3-6pm. Appetizers, snacks, coffee, beer and wine will be served.
This event, exclusively catered for the Pacific Northwest, is the perfect opportunity for those wanting to learn more about Iceland and Icelandair, while meeting the key players for product development.

In this friendly and informative setting, suppliers from Iceland including Icelandair, hotels, land and tour operators, car rentals, Air Iceland and The Icelandic Tourist Board will be on hand to help answer questions and assist in creating the ideal Iceland product for you and your clients.
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As part of a special arrangement for our Canadian guests, Icelandair has chartered a bus to transport those interested in attending to and from Vancouver to Seattle for the event. Provided complimentary by Icelandair.
Pick up will be at The Sheraton Wall Center Vancouver, 1088 Burrard Street, on September 10, 2009;10:45am, where your local Sales Representative Stephanie Tomlinson will be on hand to meet and greet you. Everyone must have proper documentation to cross the border into the United States prior to boarding. Return transport will be after the event. Acceptance to the event and for the shuttle will be on a first come first serve basis so please RSVP by September 4, 2009.

Please note: If you are unable to RSVP on line contact Stephaine Tomlinson at

We hope to see you there!

Best regards,
Your Icelandair Team.
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FMTM is an abbreviation for Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing.
We are a Vancouver-area based company, providing high quality travel industry sales representation in Canada and the USA.

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