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FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing

March 2011


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Dear Dave,


HOLA and ALOHA!!!  


Yes, we now officially have 2 ways of saying hello to you. In case you missed the recent press release, we can now say ALOHA because we are representing Honua Kai Resort & Spa (Maui). How great is that??? We are so excited!!! 


Enough about us, how are YOU doing? Sick of winter yet??? Hang in there. I think we're almost through the worst of it now, although I did get a text from my friend Mark in Edmonton saying it was going down to MINUS 31 there tongiht. BRRR!!!  Yikes. Stay warm you guys!! 


So guess what we did a couple of weeks ago. We  went tubing at Cypress Mountain. Have you ever been tubing? It was so much fun!!!


Dixie at Cypress Mountain


Of course she had a great time. And it was a good oppotunity for her to wear her faux-fur lined winter jacket. Looking pretty stylish if I do say so myself! To watch a video of our day of tubing click HERE


Anyways, have a great month. Hopefully see you in your office soon. 




Freddie Mash, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing


Long Awaited Program Announced

Real Resorts is happy to announce that the Royal Wedding Specialist Program is available. You can now become a specialist and earn 10% commission and be part of the agent referral program. To learn more about this exciting new program simply click HERE.    

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New Toronto-based Real Rep

Allison Ferguson photoAllison Ferguson has just joined the Real Resorts Sales Team! Allison has been in the travel industry for the past 15 years. During her career she has been a Travel Agent, and her most recent position was as Sales & Marketing Executive with the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Office. Allison will be responsible for Ontario, Quebec and Eastern Canada. Feel free to contact her at Welcome Allison. 


And if you are in Western Canada (Manitoba West) , I am sorry, but you are stuck with ME (Freddie). haha   


at Hotel Marina El Cid - Riviera Maya

El Cid bike tour

When your clients are visiting Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in Riviera Maya, let them know to not miss the opportunity to take a fun bike tour to the charming fishing village of Puerto Morelos. They can simply join the Activities Team and check out the flea markets, food stalls and laid back ambience of this quaint town.

An adventure for all to enjoy!

Take a peek at what they can experience. 


Gift Cards Galore!

Luisanna Sears Regina

Congratulations to Luisanna Pettigrosso from Sears Travel in Regina, SK. We were recently in her office and she said that she just loves the El Cid Rewards program, "it is so easy to use and very generous". Luisanna used her points for gift cards from The Keg Steakhouse, Danier Leather and Amex. Congratulations Luisanna and have fun shopping!!!     

Maureen Boa pic

Maureen Boa from Travel Masters in Saskatoon said she loves El Cid Rewards, and her clients have been ecstatic over the Hotel Marina El Cid in the Mayan. Maureen has been collecting points and now has enough for a flat-screen TV. Way to go Maureen!!!


So why not be like Luisanna and Maurren and start collecting El Cid Rewards today!!!    


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Royal Wedding Specialist Program
Welcome Allison
Complimentary Bike Tour
El Cid Rewards Testimonials
Important Message from Mazatlan
Honua Kai by Jodine Clement
Virtual Tour Real Resorts
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Tennis Anyone?
Dixie's Amigos
From the Mazatlan Tourism Trust

Mazatlan tourism officials are extremely dissapointed by the drastic reaction of Norwegian cruise lines, which cancelled it calls for the remainder of the season in response to a shooting that took place on February 22nd. This shooting involved two local men who were not tourists or cruise passengers. At no time were visitors involved or affected by this isolated incident, which should have no bearing on the cruise industry whatsoever.  


As a travel industry professional, and a supporter of our destination, we value your continued support and that of other long-standing industry partners who promote tourism to Mazatlan.   




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By Jodine Clement, Air Canada Vacations

Jodine Clement ACVLast November Jodine Clement (Area Sales Manager Southern Alberta for Air Canada Vacations) stayed at the Honua Kai and here is her report. Thanks Jodine, love ya mean it!!! 


Honua Kai is a great condo style accommodation located on Kaanapali Beach.  We were in a Two Bedroom Oceanview room (Room 607).  It felt so new, that we weren't sure if anyone had stayed in the room previously.  What I personally like about Honua Kai is that all the rooms are standardized (unlike other condos in Hawaii), meaning they all have been decorated the same way with standard equipment, although they are all independently owned.  When owners purchase a unit, they are given an option to purchase Plan A or Plan B.  The only difference in the plan is the type of wood on the cabinets otherwise, all the furniture is the same, the appliances, linens, etc.  Our Room was just over 1000sq. feet, with two full bathrooms, full kitchen (Bosch Stainless Steel appliances including Fridge, Range, Microwave and Dishwasher) and complete laundry facilities, which came in very handy, as poor Jacob "FREW UP" in the car (after our drive to the Haleakala crater, which I will save the story for Sales Calls!!!).    Anyways, there are two towers now (Hokulani and Konea Towers), and we were in the newer tower (Konea), but I personally like the lobby of the Hokulani Tower (more of a hotel feeling with the Aina MarketPlace and full reception area with concierge).  There are three pool areas, one has a small lazy river, the second has a small slide, and the third is a large infinity pool.  All are really quite nice.  They rent full sized cabanas (two with private entrance to the pool), for only $35.00/for the day!  They also have several Outdoor Barbeque areas adjacent to the pool areas.  The Aina Gourmet Market offers organic coffee, wines, beverages and other food and gift items.  This is a nice place to grab a bit to eat and a drink to go.   The other Food and Beverage option is Duke's.  They are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks (Happy Hour).  You must have the Hula Pie for dessert!  There is a strip mall just across the street from the property to buy other groceries.  The units have daily housekeeping and Laundry and Dishwashing soap is replenished daily.  This is a great option for your clients that want a Condo Style vacation. Honua Kai's Resort Service Fee is per room/night and includes, Beach and Pool services discount, access to the Fitness Room, Internet service, in-suite safe, self parking or valet, suite starter kit and free local calls.

Honua Kai from the Air To view details on current specials that are available with your favourite tour operator, including up to 50% off and 5th night free please click HERE. 


THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen

Are you curious as to what THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen looks like inside? Don't have time for a FAM trip? Want to do a site inspection from the comfort of your office or home? Now you can do a VIRTUAL TOUR and see for yourself why THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen is consistently rated tops on Trip Advisor.     


Virtual Tour   


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Prime Travel Contact  

Tennis Buffs will Love Playing at Canto del Sol

Canto del Sol TennisThe Canto Del Sol, Plaza Vallarta Beach and Tennis Resort features a renowned Tennis Club considered to be among the very best in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Tennis aficionados will appreciate their championship-quality four outdoor clay courts, lit for night play, and the four indoor hard courts.


Canto Del Sol's Tennis Club is perfect for experienced tennis players as well as beginners. Guests can enjoy a game of singles or doubles or brush up on their skills by enrolling in a lesson at the Tennis Clinic where the resident Pro is at their service. The Pro will show guests all the right moves to improve their backhand, forehand, or develop a killer serve!


And don't forget that as part of the all-inclusive program, guests of the Canto Del Sol, enjoy one hour per day of court time at the Tennis Club, Puerto Vallarta's premier tennis facility.


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Have you signed up for the RRMembers program yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Not only do your clients receive a welcome amenity in their suite, you will receive a cash incentive for every suite booked. The program is super-easy to use and there are no forms to fill out. Sign up today and start being rewarded!!! 





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.



Dave E

Odin "The Menace"

Odin picHe is a little trouble maker much of the time and gets away with far too much mischief due to the 'oh so cute' factor.   He will be 2 this April, they say once 2 yrs old he should settle  down.  I'm counting the days!!!    Odin's owner is Kathy van Yperen from Roblin Travel in Chilliwack, BC.  




Here is Yoda, an extremely cute looking kitten chilling on his comfortable Royal slippers!

Yoda's owner is Monique Auzoux from Travel TST in Richmond, BC.


   If you would like your pet featured in the newsletter simply email us a pic and tell us a little bit about him/her.


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For the Best Day of Your Clients Vacation

Best Day was founded in 1984 and throughout the years they have grown on the bas is of providing first class, quality and personalized service. This has allowed Best Day to position themselves as an experienced, trustworthy company in the tourism market for Cancun, Playa del Carmen, the Mayan Riviera, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and the Mayan Peninsula.

For the Canadian market, Best Day provides the ground services for Air Canada Vacations and Westjet Vacations as well as various other FIT operators.

Best Day offers a wide variety of tours for fun entertainment or cultural recreation to please all ages. All of the Representatives at Best Day Travel are fully billingual, impeccable uniformed and very well trained and experienced.

Best Day Travel Representatives are always ready to help make the best day of your clients vacation.


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