Proud to Represent...
WOW, can you believe it's April already? Spring is
definitely in the air!!!
I had an interesting
little adventure last month. A very good friend of
mine (Shawn) is now living in Tokyo so my other good
friend (Brent) and I decided to fly over for a quick
visit. We'd planned the trip for months and since
neither of us had ever been to Japan before, we were
really looking forward to the trip and also seeing our
devastating earthquake/tsunami occurred on the Friday
and we were scheduled to depart on the Saturday
morning, so we had to make a quick decision whether to
go or not. After skyping with Shawn, he told us that
he thought everything would return to normal in Tokyo
pretty quickly and he recommended we still come and
not cancelling our trip.
with some apprehension, Brent and I arrived into Tokyo
on the Sunday night. Since our flights arrived late in
the evening we had pre-booked a hotel close to Narita.
We checked-in and went to bed and In the middle of the
night there was a very strong after-shock (I believe
it was 6.2) that woke us both up and was a bit scary,
and there was a smaller one a short time afterwards. I
was regretting leaving on the trip.
next morning we were having breakfast in the hotel
restaurant when Shawn called us and asked if we were
sitting down because he had some very bad news. He
told us that the situation with the nuclear reactors
was very bad now, trains weren't running and the
government was warning of another possible very strong
earthquake in the coming days. OMG! With that news we
decided that the best thing to do would be to leave
Japan immediately. So Brent and I went directly back
to the airport and started looking for a flight out
situation at Narita was a little crazy and we had 2
more aftershocks (and I have to be honest I was
starting to panic big time), but we finally found a
flight leaving in one hour's time to Singapore so we
booked it and high-tailed it to the gate. Our flight
had a slightly late departure and by the time we
finally lifted-off I was so relived. BTW, we got to
fly on the new A380 aircraft and I loved it. Very
ended up spending a few days in Singapore and also
Seoul to try to salvage our trip and we did have a
good time, but of course both of us would rather have
been in Japan and spending time with Shawn. It also
made it difficult to enjoy ourselves knowing what was
going on in Japan and we were worried about our
If you would
like to see a video from our day trip to the North
Korea border and the demilitarized zone you can click
great month and chat with you soon.
Freddie Mash, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
EL CID RESORTS
Scuba Diving in Cozumel
agents are well aware of El Cid's 4 great resorts in
Mazatlan, and the beautiful property in the Mayan
Riviera, but did you know that El Cid has a beach
resort on the beautiful Mexican island of Cozumel?
El Cid La Ceiba Beach is nestled
on Cozumel pristine southern shore, our oceanfront
retreat is a warm, intimate alternative to standard
Cozumel hotel resorts. Scuba divers and
snorkelers will love that there is a
dive shop with PADI trained dive masters right
on the property so that guests can enjoy what has
been called one of
the top five scuba and snorkeling sites on the
Also, don't miss the
El Cid Rewards Promotion where from March 25th
through April 15th for stays from March 26th through
April 30th you will receive 500 bonus points for
FOR DIXIE VIDEO
Real Resorts has a brand new newsletter full of
great information on all the latest exciting
happenings, including details on latest promotions
and news about the RRMembers Commission Booster
HERE to view it.
AT HONUA KAI
Look Who Stopped By
This Hawaiian Monk Seal was spotted enjoying the sun
& sand in front of the Honua Kai Resort & Spa.
According to Barrett De Santos (Director of Sales,
Honua Kai), "Look at our guest who checked
in on our beach this morning. People are loving it.
Families educating their kids, kids with tons of
questions, and it's all fronting Honua (Earth) Kai
(Sea). Our connection with nature is so fitting!!"
view the latest promotions (up to 50% off and 5th
night free), click
HERE. And don't forget Honua Kai can be booked
through your favourite tour operator including Fun
Sun Vacations, Holiday House, Westjet Vacations and
Air Canada Vacations.
Did you know that there are non-stop flights from
Western Canada to Zurich, Switzerland this summer?
Twice a week from Vancouver and once a week from
Calgary. Prime Travel is offering NET fares.
To view details including flight times click
with Real Resorts
Real Resorts is offering a series of webinars
focusing on Weddings, Groups, Families, Luxury and
This is a great opportunity for you to learn more
about Real Resorts and sell this product with more
For more information and to register for one
of these fantastic webinars simply click
2011 FAM SCHEDULE
It's Time for You to Experience
a REAL Fam
You asked and Real Resorts listened. Real Resorts is
pleased to now offer educational fams to give travel
agents the opportunity to better understand the Real
Resorts philosophy and to experience first-hand the
outstanding resorts and service.
The Fams include the following:
|Superior All Inclusive Accomodations
|Round trip airport Transfers
|Great Service |
|Fabulous Dining |
For more information or to register,
Come see the Movie Magic and Stay at Canto del
people are aware
that the 1964 Richard Burton/Ava Gardner movie,
The Night of the Iguana, was filmed in Puerto
Vallarta, but many don't know that a number of Hollywood
movies were filmed or partially filmed in this beautiful
Mexican seaside town. Films such as Schwarzenegger's
1987 film Predator and the 2008 comedy
Beverly Hills Chihuahua featured scenes
filmed in PV. New to theatres is the suspense
Limitless, staring Robert De Niro and
Bradley Cooper. Some scenes from Limitless were
filmed in PV.
HERE for more historic information about
moving-making in PV.
guests are exploring this cinematic destination, they
can stay and play at the
Canto del Sol Resort for a great value!
Bill Given, Mayor of Grande Prairie, Alberta
Grande Prairie, Alberta & Mazatlan, Mexico
Grande Prairie, Alberta and Mazatlan, Mexico became
sister cities. Interesting, eh? I didn't know that. I
think we just learned something new today!!!
Grande Prairie Mayor Bill Given recently returned from a
trp to Mazalan. He had a wonderful time and he said that
tourists shouldn't be concerned about security in
"I felt 100% safe. I was very, very comfortable."
already knew that, right?
more of the article from the Daily Herald Tribune you
EARTH HOUR 2011
Real Resorts Turns out the Lights
Real Resorts' 4 properties were proudly part of EARTH
HOUR 2011, switching off their lights for one hour last
Saturday March 26th. Fire shows and purification rituals
were performed in this massive event about environmental
conciousness which took place in more than 4,000 cities
in the world.
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 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.
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 experienced.
Travel Representatives are always ready to help make the
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