Proud to Represent...
things going? So how was your Halloween? Did you get many
trick-or-treaters at your place? Did you dress-up at your
office?? Did you go to any good Halloween parties? Hmmm???
Wow, did we
ever have fun last night!!!
We are down
in Palm Springs taking a little break, and last night we
went out with a group of friends (8 of us) to a Halloween
street party. We all dressed as a crew with one captain
and 7 "stewardesses". We were inspired by "Pan Am" but I
think we ended up looking more like a very low-cost budget
carrier. As someone said last night, we look like we work
the cargo flights to Fresno.
Man, we had
so much fun. Lots of laughs with friends and I don't think
I've ever posed for some many pictures, as everyone wanted
a picture of us or with us. My face hurt from laughing so
much, and my feet...OMG ladies, I don't know how you do
it. And I was the one wearing the sensible shoes!!! :)
have a great month. I'm sure whatever airline/tour
operator you book for your clients, they will have a much
better looking crew!!! :)
If you need
anything we're just a phone call or email away. Happy
reading below for a Honua Kai contest.
Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
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MAZATLAN IS MAKING THE NEWS!!
Look Who's Back!!!
you heard all the great news coming out of Mazatlan?
Princess Cruise's will stop in Mazatlan on six sailings
starting next year. And Holland America and Disney
Cruise Lines are also adding Mazatlan too. YAY!!!
Mazatlan is now in the Guinness Book of World Records
for the biggest shrimp cocktail. Eighty, yes EIGHTY
local chefs prepared a shrimp cocktail weighing an
incredible 1,187 pounds!!! I wanna know how many salty
crackers went with that shrimp cocktail!!! J
|Mazatlan receives award-winning
TV campaign |
|El Cid Joins Pan American
Torch Relay |
|Mazatlan Honoured to Host Mexico's World Tourism
Day Celebration |
|NBA All-Star Exhibition |
|Mazatlan's 2011 Cultural Celebration|
HERE for details about Mazatlan.
HERE for the latest specials from El Cid Resorts.
at THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen
recently in Brandon, Manitoba and I met with
Marlene Kirton from the Marlin Travel office
there. Marlene just returned from a 3-night trip to
THE ROYAL in Playa del Carmen with some girlfriends,
and she agreed to sit down with me and chat about her
Vicki Skolrood (Marlin Travel, Vernon), Shannon
Cunningham (Westjet Vacations, Calgary), Ramona
(Royal Concierge), Marlene Kirton (Marlin Travel,
Brandon) and Cheryl Jestin (TD Head Office)
What was your overall impression of the resort?
I was continously amazed and it takes a lot to WOW me.
Everything about the resort is premium.
What did you think of the service?
service was outstanding. Every employee was willing to
jump to help and they participated to make an amazing
experience. Our incredible concierge Ramona is a huge
credit to the resort. She phoned our room every day to
see if there was anything she could do for us.
What was your favourite part of THE ROYAL?
champagne!!! (Laughs) Actually, the over-all experience
was fantastic. We really loved the location, just steps
from 5th Avenue. It was so nice being close and having
that option to go shopping or to a nightclub. You really
can't beat the location!
What did you think of the dining options?
quality was truly 5-star all the way. It amazed me that
they had so much seafood even at lunch. The service at
the buffet was great, not like a typical buffet. And our
dinner at Chef's Plate was really wonderful.
Did you take advantage of the 24Hour all-inclusive?
did go there for the cappuccino and Bailey's. There was
substantial snacks and good quality of food.
Did you get a chance to try the Spa?
was fabulous. Everyone at the spa was so professional.
The spa is as high-end as you'd find in any city but
much better prices for the services.
Who would you recommend this property for?
sell this to couples and especially Wedding Groups and
honeymoons. And a Girlfriend Getaway...absolutely!!! We
were pampered from the time we checked in (who doesn't
like champagne), we indulged in the spa and were served
gourmet meals every night (and I didn't have to do the
dishes), and shopping...5th Avenue was only steps away.
Gourmet Dining at Chef's Plate
HONUA KAI CONTEST
Name That Island!!!
photo was taken from Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Maui's
newest luxury resort on Kaanapali North Beach.
Name the island pictured on the horizon in the photo and
you will be eliblible for a great prize!!!
reply to this email with your guess and a winner will be
randomly selected from all of the correct answers. Good
Kai has all the comfort of home and all the amenities of
a luxury resort inluding spacious studios, one, two and
three bedroom suites. Each has fully equipped gourmet
kitchens, and there is an expansive Aquatic Playground
just steps from the ocean.
vacation at Honua Kai couldn't be more perfect.
the "virtual site inspection" from our visit to Honua
Kai last August click
ENJOY BANDERAS BAY
Visitors Enjoy Canto del Sol
Bay, just off Puerto Vallarta, is a sanctuary for a
variety of species of amazing marine life, and the
humpback whale is undoubtedly the most impressive. Usually
the whales are in the Puerto Vallarta area from December
to April, but this year the whales have returned early.
This provides an amazing opportunity for great whale
watching for all visitors to Puerto Vallarta.
North Pacific Humpback whales enjoy the tranquility and
warm waters of Bandaras Bay for giving birth to the next
generation. At birth, calves weigh an average of 1.5 tons
and adults can reach 17 meters and weigh 45,000 kg. These
whales, which have a life expectancy of 40 years, spend
their summers in temperate waters from Alaska to northern
California. Their migratory journey is on average about
also the season when many visitors from Canada and the US
return to Canto Del Sol and Villas Vallarta to also enjoy
the tranquility and warm waters. Check with your favourite
tour operator for great values to provide your clients
with an amazing vacation, and don't forget to remind them
to go whale watching!
WESTJET OFFERING SPLIT-STAY
at THE ROYALS (Cancun & Playa del Carmen)
you know that Westjet Vacations is offering split stays
at THE ROYALS (Cancun & Playa del Carmen) including
transfers between? Your clients can now enjoy a 2-centre
holiday and get the best of both worlds. They can do a
3/4 split or a 7/7 split. The choice is theirs!!!
speaking of Westjet, recently I particpated in the
Westjet Mexico Expo with shows in Vancouver, Calgary,
Edmonton and Winnipeg. It was great seeing so many
agents at the shows!!!
course we flew between all the cities on Westjet and
that is where I snapped this photo of Westjet Vacations
Product Buyer Tami Brown cleaning the plane after we
landed in Edmonton. Westjet saves aproximately $10
million dollars a year by grooming their own planes. It
also allows Westjet to turn the plane around faster.
Westjetter on board including the pilots are expected to
help. What a great idea. And it's nice to see Tami
wearing the gloves!!!
El Cid Resort's Breast Cancer Campaign
years El Cid Resorts has been joining forces to support
causes in the community. Now that Breast Cancer has
become a disease of greater relevancy, El Cid as a 100%
socially responsible company, has reunited many
volunteers, supporters and staff to introduce greater
knowledge and awareness through its "Link to live"
campaign has consisted of a series of different
activities during the month of October and has taken
place in key points of the city, so it is possible to
reach most of the population.
activities have been at street level where badges were
distributed alluding to the cause and information
leaflets. El Cid Resorts also offered two large
conferences, one at El Cid Marina Beach and another at
El Cid Castilla Beach, where experienced professionals
highlighted the importance of Breast Cancer Prevention.
Among those professionals was the Chief of Gynecology
and Obstetrics of the Mexican Institute of Social
Security (IMSS). During the conferences, 80 medical
studies were raffled. Concluding with a month dedicated
to breast cancer two seminars were held at the
University Tec Milenium.
Resorts is inspired by the vision of women living in a
world free of breast cancer and moved forward by the
efforts of every individual determined to fight against
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
best day of your clients vacation.
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