January 2010 Newsletter


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In this issue...

El Cid Rewards

Expansion Project Complete at THE ROYAL in Playa del Carmen

Palm Springs Condo

El Cid Castilla Beach

Best Beaches

Best Day

Park N Fly Vancouver

What is FMTM?


Contact me...

Freddie Marsh

Freddie Marsh, CTC

850 Royal Avenue
Suite 702
New Westminster, BC
V3M 1A6
604 614 9932


Pic of the Month...

Sphynx MZT hat pic

After 4,700 years
 in the hot desert
 don't you think
The Sphinx
should be wearing a
Mazatlan hat
to avoid further sun damage?

I thought so too.



Attention Saskatchewan Travel Agents:

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I will be in Saskatoon and Regina in mid-January and I would LOVE to set up some Real Resorts training in your office.

Please email me
to set up
Real Resorts training.

I'm looking forward to seeing you!!!



fmtm new logoProud to Represent
Real Resorts and
El Cid Resorts
in Canada


Dear Marla,     

Happy New Year!!!
2010 pic

blizzard picSo??? How was your New Years? Did you go to a party or did you prefer to do the low-key thing and stay at home? And what about resolutions - did you make any? And if so, have you broken them yet? LOL

Every year I say that I want to lose a few pounds and then shortly after that I get the urge to go to Dairy Queen for an Oreo Blizzard. Oh well, there's always next year.


You may (or may not) remember that last month I sent my newsletter to you from a cruise ship on the Mediterranean. Well, one of my most anticipated ports of call was EGYPT. I  always wanted to go there and to see the Great Pyramids.

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It was pretty cool to stand at the bottom of the Pyramid and think that it's been there for over 4,000 years. WOW!!! And then I thought that after 4,000 years that some of those rocks might be loose and maybe I shouldn't spend too much time standing at the bottom!!! LOL

You know what though, if you're interested in seeing pyramids you don't have to travel all the way to Egypt; don't forget about Chichen Itza.

Chichen Itza picAnd you know the best thing about Chichen Itza besides it recently being declared one of the new wonders of the world? The best thing is that it's nice and close to Cancun/Riviera Maya where your clients can enjoy Real Resorts and/or El Cid Resorts!!!

Hey, what do you expect, I'm in sales. Of course I'm going to turn the conversation back to Mexico and my clients!!! LOL

Anyways, I have a feeling 2010 is going to be a GREAT year for travel. I hope you have a hugely successful year and don't forget if you need my help closing the sale I am only a phone call or email away.

Chat with you soon,


Freddie Marsh, CTC

PS - Dixie loves Christmas. Click HERE to watch a video of Dixie opening her stocking on Christmas morning.



El Cid Rewards
Travel Agents Loyalty Program

So you didn't get what you wanted for Christmas? Awww, that's too bad. But don't worry, all you have to do is book El Cid Resorts and you can treat yourself to gift cards and merchandise from El Cid's fine retail partners.

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All you have to do is sign up for El Cid Rewards and they'll even give you 650 bonus points to get you started, plus you can earn an additional 350 bonus points (see details below).

  El Cid Rewards 2010


THE ROYAL in Playa del Carmen
New Section Complete: Suites, New Restaurant, New Pool, New Coffee House


The expansion project at THE ROYAL in Playa del Carmen is complete. The new area includes an additional 44 suites (upper categories including 5 new Presidential Suites with private pool), the new Mediterraneo Restaurant, new Coffee House, and a new 25 meter pool.

ROYAL new section photo

I had the opportunity to see the new section when I was recently in Playa del Carmen last month and all I can say is...WOW!!!

ROYAL new section photo 2  Royal new section photo 3

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The suites are magnificent. What an amazing addition to an already amazing property. THE ROYALS really are in a league of their own.

Don't forget: The upper suite categories always sell out first so book your clients now to avoid dissapointed clients.

For more information on this award winning resort please click HERE.


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A Little Piece of Paradise

Do you have clients looking for a place to stay in Palm Springs? Don't forget we have a beautiful one-bedroom condo available for you to sell to your clients and we'll even pay 10% commission!!!

The condo is located in one of the most desirable areas of Palm Springs close to shopping, dining and golf. The Ocotillo Lodge has one of the largest swimming pools in the desert.

     The Commissionable Rates:

bullet $495US per week
bullet $1485US per month

More information about the condo (including a guided tour by yours truly) can be found HERE.

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El Cid Castilla Beach
Where the Calm and the Curious Meet

Situated in the heart of the Golden Zone, El Cid Castilla hotel is the ideal vacation spot for friends and families. Take in front row seating to unforgettable Mazatlan sunsets from your private balcony in the tower. Or if you're traveling with kids, you might prefer a room overlooking the large free form pool with cascades and water slides.


Relax on the beautiful sandy beach and listen to the waves. Shop at the boutiques and galleries or indulge yourself with a spa treatment. And with experienced child-care at the Kid's Club, enjoy nightly themed dinner theater or three other fabulous dining options.

Why Stay Here?castillaroom

bullet Ocean view, oceanfront and pool view rooms, all with privatebalconies.
bullet Sandy beach with numerous water sport activites.
bullet Expansive free form pool with swim-up bar.
bullet Theme night dinner buffers and live entertainment.
bullet Authentic Spanish cuisine at Alcazar.
bullet Lunch buffet al fresco at La Alhambra.
bullet A stroll to golf, tennis, spa and fitness centre at El Cid Country Club.
bullet Easy access to facilities at neighbouring El Cid El Moro and Granada hotels.
bullet Elite Plan includes amenities such as; stay at one play at four, unlimited golf, tennis facitlites, guarantee ocean view room, boogie boards, kayaks, dinner shows and more...


For more information on the El Cid Castilla Beach
please visit


NEW! Beautiful Sandy Beachreal logo
Gran Caribe Real and THE ROYAL Cancun

A couple of weeks ago you may have received a "Special Update" email to let you know that the beach project in front of the Gran Caribe Real and THE ROYAL Cancun is now complete.

Here are the photos taken on December 15, 2009.

Gran Caribe New Beach pic
Gran Caribe Real



Also don't forget that Real Resorts offers REAL TIME BEACH WEBCAMS. It's a great way to see receive live feed of the beaches. This is a great selling tool.


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Relax - Your Clients are in Good Hands!

Did you know that both Air Canada Vacations and Westjet Vacations use Best Day as their ground operator in Cancun/Riviera Maya. Yes, that's right, when you purchase a package through either ACV or WJV, Best Day is the company that looks after the transfers. So don't worry, your clients are in good hands.

For more information on Best Day please visit the website.



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What is FMTM?

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.

For more information please contact Freddie Marsh at 604 614 9932 or




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