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June 2011


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Dear Dave,


Canucks LogoWell, it sure is an exciting time to be in Vancouver. The Vancouver Canucks are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 17 years. WooHoo!!! You can really feel the excitement around the city. Go Canucks!!!


Here's a little fun hockey trivia for you...


Question: What are the plastic things that hold the hockey net to the ice called?


Answer: Marsh Flexible Goal Peg


Fred Marsh SrMy Dad (Fred Marsh Sr) invented them back in the early 80's and they have been used by the NHL since 1991. The design and material give them a flexibility that allows the net to move when jostled, but remain on the pegs during regular play. The pegs will bend when the net is bumped, then return to their original position. Upon strong impact, such as a player crashing into the net, the net will pop off the pegs and prevent injury to the player. The nets can be replaced in seconds.


In the fall of 2000 my Dad proudly accepted the Bennett Jones Manning Innovation Award for his invention, making hockey a much safer sport.


Marsh Pegs pic


Pretty cool, eh?


So next time you're watching a game and the net comes off, you can impress all your friends and say, "Hey, that's the Marsh Peg!!!"


Oh, while on the subject of hockey, congratulations to everyone in Winnipeg. That's awesome!!!


Have a great June. Hope it's a busy one for you. If you need any help closing the sale, we're always here to help.




Freddie Mash, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing


Swim with Dolphin pic

From Real Resorts

Do you have clients that would love to enhance their vacation with a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Swimming with Dolphins is one of the most popular activities for travelers all over the world!!!


Now when you clients book their vacation at Real Resorts in certain suite categories and for specific times of the year, they will receive one FREE swim with Dolphins with a value of $159USD and 50% discount in the same tour for up to 3 guests sharing same suite. WOW!!!


This is a value-added bonus that clients receive courtesy of Real Resorts.


To find out how your clients can take advantage of this terrific offer, click HERE for full booking details.





Free Swim with Dolphins

How to Find Time for Social Media Marketing

El Cid Golf & Country Club

Honua Kai Maui - Top Ranked by Expedia

Dave's Top Ten List for PVR

RRMembers Testimonial from Kim Crosby

Real Resorts Kids Program

Great Honeymoon Package at El Cid Resorts

About Us



by Catherine Heeg, Customized
Management Solutions

Catherine Heeg picDo you ever think about cloning yourself? Every Friday I look at my schedule and think..."if there were only 2 of me I could finish more blog posts, update my podcasts on my Facebook page and tackle those things on my to-do wish list". In this new communication era how are you finding the time?


Here are a couple of things that I've found useful:

Learn more

Catherine Heeg is an International Speaker and Trainer in the travel. tourism, and hospitality industry. Focusing on social media, sales and marketing, Catherine understands and speaks your language.





Westjet's UP Magazine

Up Magazine pic

Were you on a Westjet flight in the month of April? If so maybe you saw the UP Magazine issue featuring the Great Golf Guide highlighting local and destination value-orientated golf courses. There is one page dedicated to El Cid Golf & Country Club.


Click HERE to see it for yourself.




Mazatlan News

Click HERE to see the latest news from Mazatlan.

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One of the Top-Ranked Hotels on Expedia® Insiders' Select List


Honua Kai PoolExpedia has named Honua Kai Resort & Spa among the top-ranked hotels on this year's Expedia Insiders' Select™ list.


The Insiders' Select list formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. Honua Kai Resort ranked #39 worldwide and #3 in Hawaii. Only ten Hawaii properties received the 2011 honor. The full list represents only 500 of Expedia's top-ranked hotels selected from the more than 130,000 properties offered by Expedia®, the world's largest online travel company.


"Positive guest feedback is the most flattering of accolades," said Steven Rose, general manager for Honua Kai Resort & Spa. "We are delighted that visitors have ranked us one of the best in service and we look forward to continuing to provide an excellent vacation experience in paradise."


The 2011 Expedia Insiders' Select™ list is compiled based on the more than 500,000 annual Guest Reviews collected by Expedia, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 500 Expedia employees in local markets worldwide, resulting in an easy-to-browse list that provides travelers with a powerful way to find the perfect hotel using the trusted insight of other travelers like them. The list showcases the diverse selection of travel destinations and hotel properties. For more information, visit


The Honua Kai Resort & Spa can be booked through your favourite Canadian tour operator including Westjet Vacations, Fun Sun/Holiday House, and Air Canada Vacations.



Ten Reasons to Visit Puerto Vallarta

Dave PVR pic10. Canto del Sol - There is nothing like staying at a comfortable, beautiful resort with great food and service, that is walking distance to the malecon (boardwalk) and downtown.

9. Romance- Love is in the air with beautiful sunsets along the beach. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sure had the right idea. (John Huston's film, Night of the Iguana, was shot almost entirely in the ocean side jungle of Mismaloya in PV.)

8. Art & sculptures - Puerto Vallarta is famous for the amazing sculptures found on the malecon and around town.

7. Nightlife - After a great day of sun and fun, heading out for drinks and dancing at one of the hot spots may be just what you need- whether you are young, old, straight, gay, quiet or wild!

6. Tequila tasting - Head out on one of the tours to see how they make tequila from the blue agave plant. Of course generous tasting is included. Real tequila is only made in the state of Jalisco. My favourite is the chocolate flavored tequila!

5. Weather - The sub-tropical climate of PV, can't be beat, year round!

4. Beach - There are so many great beaches and beach activities to enjoy in PV which is set on the amazing Banderas Bay. Whether you enjoy relaxing in the shade reading a book, or participating in some of the sea-side water sports, you will find it in PV.

3. Adventures - I sure enjoy the adventure activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and the jungle zip-lines.

2. Mexican food - I love the famous local dishes from the sate of Jalisco. Don't miss trying "tortas ahogadas" (spicy salsa sandwich) or my new favourite - pozole tapatio (delicious corn and meat soup).

1. Canto del Sol -The tennis, spa and great activities for all ages keep me coming back. Oh, did I mention Canto del Sol already? (Well it is worth mentioning twice...) Visit the website HERE.


Kim Crosby, SunLovers Travel, Victoria, BC

Kim Crosby PicI've had several opportunities to visit the Real properties in Cancun and the Riviera Maya and have been super impressed. Great locations, service and accomodations. After booking several wedding groups at the Royal Playa del Carmen, my local Rep. Freddie Marsh informed me of the RR Members Site. I have since inputted my group bookings and have earned nearly $1100.00 USD. This was a huge bonus! In addition to having completely satisfied clients and successful wedding days.


Few resorts or hotels offer incentives that match the RR Member Program with Real Resorts and I'm very fortunate and thankful to be working with a company who not only appreciates the Travel Agent community but acknowledges our efforts and loyalty.


Congratulations Kim everyone at Real Resorts!!!



Never a Dull Moment

Do you have clients that are looking for a family-friendly resorts with FAMILY SUITES (sleeps 5) and a terrific Kids Club? The OKI Kids Club is a fun place for children aged 4 to 12.


Below is a weekly schedule to give you an idea of some of the fun activities the kids will be enjoying while staying at either The Gran Caribe Real in Cancun or The Gran Porto Real in Playa del Carmen.

OKI Kids Schedule





El Cid Resorts in Mazatlan

From June 1, 2011, through December 23, 2012, honeymoon couples can enjoy an amazing stay at either the El Cid Marina Beach or El Cid Castilla Beach in Mazatlan. Additional amenities include a welcome bottle of wine, private romantic dinner, city tour, a relaxation massage for two and much more. For more information about booking this package for your clients CLICK HERE.


Direct service to Mazatlan

is available from many Canadian gateways






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






Best Day Westjet VacationsFor 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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