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October 2011

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Dear Dave,


Hello and Happy October!!


I think it's safe to say that all of us working in the travel industry have something in common. We LOVE to travel. Am I right or am I right? I mean come on, why else would we be working in this crazy business???Pinto McBean


One of the great things about our jobs is that we often get the opportunity to travel to far away and exotic places. Places like the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, Manchu Picchu, the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Colosseum in Rome, and the Great Pinto McBean.


What?? You've never heard of Pinto McBean in Bow Island, Alberta? Oh, you really must go!!!


Last week I was participating in the Air Canada Vacations' Caribbean Comes to Alberta road-show and on our way from Medicine Hat to Lethbridge we couldn't pass-up the opportunity, and had to pull over for this once-in-a-lifetime photo-op. Pictured with me in front of the famed Pinto McBean are Alison from Saint Lucia and Roberto from Sirenis Hotels.


Yep, I'm living the dream!!! As my friend Lenora said, I can now cross that one off my bucket list. :)


By the way, I want to say a big thank you to Jodine Clement from Air Canada Vacations in Calgary. She put a lot of time and effort into planning the road-show and she did a fabulous job. Thank you Jodine!!!


In a couple of weeks I'll be heading out on the road again for the Westjet Vacations Mexico Expo (details below). Maybe I will see you at one of the shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton or Winnipeg? It should be fun so hopefully you can try to make it to one in the city near you.


Anyways, have a great month. If you need anything we're just a phone call or email away. Happy Selling!!!





Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing


National Car Rental Contest

I wanted to give you an update. In the last newsletter I encouraged you to vote for my funny/embarassing story with the National Car Rental Tales from the Road contest. Well, I am happy to let you know that your votes paid off because I wo Round 2 f the contest. YAY!!!


What exactly did I win? Well, I received 100,000 airline miles, 3 days free car rental and National Executive status for one year. Also I will be eligible for the grand prize awarded in November. Fingers crossed. But don't worry, there's no more voting so I won't be asking again. PHEW!


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Thanks for Voting
Social Media Expert Catherine Heeg
Mazatlan News
Enter the Red Umbrella Getaway
Westjet Vacations Mexico Expo
Congratulations Gran Caribe Real
Dave's Selling Points for Canto del Sol
Swim with the Dolphons Promo a El Cid (Mayan Riviera)
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival
About Us
by Catherine Heeg, Customized
Management Solutions



Blogs are the quickest way to attract new clients and keep your current brand evangelists talking about you. Here are tips and techniques you can implement immediately to expand your blog readership. In this short, informative audio podcast we'll cover:

bullet Blogs--What to write about: 13 proven techniques to produce content.
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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.


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Click HERE to view the latest news.


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Fabulous Prizes from Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Red Umbrella Getaway picThe response of the traveling public to Honua Kai Resort & Spa has been nothing short of phenomenal. After just a few years, Honua Kai is already greeting many return visitors who rave about their experiences there. To thank you for introducing your clients to the unique blend of homelike accomodations and full resort amenities, Honua Kai is offering you the chance to win the Red Umbrella Getaway prize package; four nights in a 3 bedroom Alii Speciatly Suite, dining and activities.


Visit to enter to win the prize package:

bulletA 4-night stay in our 3-bedroom Ocean Front Alii Specialty Suite
bulletA romantic sunset sail cruise for two, courtesy of Teralani
bulletA West Maui Helicopter tour for two
bulletA $200 dining credit at our `Aina Gourmet Market
bulletA $200 dining credit at Duke's Beach House Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner, plus a $50 merchandise gift certificate
bulletDinner or lunch at Pacific`O or I`O Restaurants for two
bulletA Farm Tour at O`o Farm for two

To enter, please complete the form below. From there you will be asked to complete some fun Honua Kai trivia questions. Those who correctly answer all the trivia questions will be entered to win the prize package.


You must be a bona fide travel professional to enter.
All entries must be submitted by October 31, 2011.


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Westjet Mexico Expo 1

Westjet Mexico Expo Cities

Real Resorts, El Cid Resorts and Best Day Travel will be among the supplier there.

To view the complete invitation and for RSVP details please click HERE.

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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2011

Trip Advisor has recognized Gran Caribe Real with a certificate of excellence for the year 2011, based on a valuation of 4.5 out of maximum 5 given by guest reviews.


Gran Caribe Real pool pic

The Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa is better than ever and stretching along a quarter mile of white sandy beach. It is an awe-inspiring resort, where style and service come together in grand fashion. Situated in the heart of Cancun's famed hotel zone, this Mediterranean-style resort provides a first class vacation experience, combining the renowned Mexican hospitality with Real Resorts unique brand of attentive service.


Distinguished for its excellent location, stylish elegance and lively ambiance, this popular beachfront resort offers a variety of accommodations for everyone including spacious Junior Suites, Family Junior Suites, Master Suites and Presidential Suites with private terraces, modern marble baths and countless other smart details, like the innovative (Mexico's first) online check-in available for our guests within 48 hours prior to arrival. Your will be enticed by an impressive variety of restaurants and bars (most with fabulous views of the beautiful turquoise Caribbean) serving up innovative cuisine including seafood specialties, Sushi and outstanding gourmet Mexican delicacies.


Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa has a fun-filled, energetic vibe perfect for romance, excitement and adventure - where families, couples and singles all mingle effortlessly, enjoying a perfect holiday experience with a wide choice of leisure options. And as always... Exceeding Your Expectations!



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Canto del Sol and Villas Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta

Canto Del Sol (CDS)

bulletGreat location - only 15 minutes from the airport in the hotel zone, and walking distance to the Malecon
bulletAll inclusive - 2 specialty restaurants and a buffet
bulletTennis Club - with covered and lighted courts
bulletRenovated - all rooms were recently renovated
bulletTour Operators - all of the fine Canadian Tour Operators offer CDS (4*/3.5*)

Villas Vallarta (VV) (3*)

bulletLocation - across from Canto Del Sol
bulletCanto Del Sol Access - all guests have full access to CDS
bulletEP or AI - VV is sold both European Plan and All-inclusive
bulletLarger families - many 1 and 2 bedroom suites available for larger families
bulletExtended stays - suites with kitchenettes are perfect for the EP option and long stays
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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort, Riviera Maya

Swim with the DolphinsDo you have clients that would like to experience swimming with the dolphins for FREE??? Right now Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort has a promotion that is something to get excited about.


As long as your clients stay at least 5 consecutive nights in ANY ROOM CATEGORY they qualify!!!


They must book by November 16th, 2011 and travel by December 23, 2011 to get in on this fantastic offer.


This offer can be combined with other added values such as kids free promotion, $600USD MegaPass, and room upgrades, etc.


To see all of the details of this promotion, click HERE.


To check out Dolphinaris Cancun click HERE.


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THE ROYALPlaya del Carmen & Gran Porto Real Official Hosts

Real Resorts is happy to announce that for the 6th year in a row THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen and the Gran Porto Real will be the official hosts of the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, November 24th to 26th.


If your clients love jazz music then they should stay with Real Resorts the last week of November, because they will enjoy free concerts on the beach, under the stars and steps from the hotels.


Riviera Maya Jazz Festival



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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

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Best Day Westjet Vacations

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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