Proud to Represent...
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
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!!!
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
Anyways, have a great month. Hopefully see you in
your office soon.
Freddie Mash, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
ROYAL WEDDING SPECIALIST
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
New Toronto-based Real Rep
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 email@example.com.
And if you are in Western Canada (Manitoba West) ,
I am sorry, but you are stuck with ME (Freddie).
COMPLIMENTARY BIKE TOUR
at Hotel Marina El Cid - Riviera Maya
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.
EL CID REWARDS TESTIMONIALS
Gift Cards Galore!
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
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
El Cid Rewards today!!!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO YOU
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
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.
RESORT & SPA
By Jodine Clement, Air Canada Vacations
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.
To view details on current specials that are
available with your favourite tour operator,
including up to 50% off and 5th night free please
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
TWO WEEKLY NONSTOP FLIGHTS TO ZURICH,
Tennis Buffs will Love Playing at Canto del
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.
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
Odin "The Menace"
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
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.
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
Canadian market, Best Day provides the ground services for
Air Canada Vacations and Westjet Vacations
as well as various other FIT operators.
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
Travel Representatives are always ready to help make the
best day of your clients vacation.