Proud to Represent...
you'll never guess where I went this past weekend...TOKYO!!!
Yes, I said WEEKEND and I said TOKYO. What the heck, you
only live once!!! :) I only went for 3 days (Friday to
Monday) and it was an awesome trip.
I had a
couple of reasons for going but a major motivating factor
was because I really needed the status miles to qualify
for Air Canada Elite status for 2012. Yep, it's all about
the status miles LOL. My routing was insane,
YVR-LAX-YYZ-NRT-YVR, but I just squeaked in with
enough miles for status. YAY I'm happy!!!
you may or may not remember that I tried to go to Japan
back in March and I arrived right after the earthquake?
Remember that one? I only got to spend 15 hours in Japan
and I didn't get to see anything or even visit my friend
Shawn who I was going over to see. So, that's the other
reason that I wanted to go back.
had a great time even if it was a short trip, and I
managed to cram a lot in those 3 days (Asakusa Temple,
Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace, Shinjuku, Karaoke, Sushi,
etc). I didn't get much sleep and I really tried to enjoy
my time there as much as possible.
So what did
I think of Tokyo? I loved it. What an exciting city and
beautiful gracious people. I am so glad that I finally got
to experience it. Two thumbs up!!!
coming weekend I'm off again...this time to Cancun for 3
days!!! What's with these 3 day trips lately??? I am going
down for Real Resorts Sales Meetings, and I will give you
an update in the next newsletter.
Hey, a big
congratulations to Dorothy Bagan from
Cruises of Excellence in Calgary. She was
the winner of the newseltter contest last month and she
correctly identified the island in the photo from Honua
Kai Resort as MOLOKAI. Way to go Dot,
your gift card has been mailed to your office.
reading below for this month's photo contest for your
chance to win!!!
Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
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YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
Canto del Sol
staying at Canto del Sol, in Puerto Vallarta, will have
the opportunity to enjoy an amazing Gala dinner as part of
the New Year's Eve celebration on the 31st. They will
enjoy an amazing international buffet dinner, a Latin
Show, great live music and fireworks. Of course, the bars
will be open serving both domestic and international
beverages! Guests booking the NYE Gala Dinner before
December 15th, through their favourite Canadian tour
operator, get a 50% discount on the charge for the
CHRISTMAS SPACE AVAILABLE
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
you have clients that still haven't booked their
Christmas vacation yet, say Aloha to
Honua Kai Resort & Spa. There is still some
availablity in the Studio and
One Bedroom categories, and Honua Kai has
dropped the minimum stay requirements. Great news!!!
Don't delay, book today!
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
Another Happy Member
Congratulations to Lenora Perry from
Sears Travel in Victoria, BC. Lenora
recently booked a wedding group to the Gran Caribe Real
in Cancun and she earned over $700 bonus!!!
said, "It was a lovely day at the office!"
RRMembers Commission Booster Progam is one of the
best incentive programs in the industry. If you're not a
member yet you're really missing out. The program is
designed to be user-friendly with no forms to fill out
and everything is done quickly online.
the features I like most about the RRMembers program is
that your cheque is generated and sent out to you within
30 days of your client's checkout and you don't have to
wait until you accumulate a certain amount of bookings.
Even just after ONE booking a cheque is sent to you.
question I hear a lot from travel agents is, "Do tour
operator bookings qualify?" Of course. Real Resorts
knows that most of your bookings are coming through tour
operators such as Westjet Vacations, Air Canada
Vacations and Thomas Cook. Real Resorts appreciates your
business and wants to reward you for it.
program is very generous. For example, a simple 7 night
booking to THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen will earn you a
minimum of $50US up to a maximum of $160US depending on
suite category and number of guests.
Name the Hotel
photo of a peaceful swimming pool was taken at an El Cid
property somewhere in Mexico. Name the hotel
this pool is located at and you will be eliblible for a
reply to this email with your guess and a winner will be
randomly selected from all of the correct answers. Good
Whatever type of vacation your client desires - from
the lively atmosphere of four Mazatlán México
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JANESSA & MIKE'S
WEDDING @ THE ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN
The Difference is in the Detail
live in BC you probably know the one and only Edna Ray.
For those of you in other province's, Edna is the
Regional Sales Manager for Air Canada based in
Vancouver. Edna recently attended a family wedding at
THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen, and here is what Edna has to
ALL were extremely impressed with the resort, the superb
service, amazing food and overall quality of THE ROYAL
Playa del Carmen.
The wedding was flawless and Janessa had the undivided
attention of 2 wedding coordinators. Although hers was
not the only wedding on that day, she never felt rushed
and was treated as "her special day" . As a guest, and
part of the wedding party, there was absolutely NO
The weather was perfect, and the entire experience
exceeded our expectations (your tag line is so right!!).
The difference is on the detail, and the attention to
detail certainly was very impressive...an an
example...after the wedding ceremony was over, we walked
towards the restaurant where we were going to have the
Luncheon reception. The walk towards the resaturant was
not planned, and we were casually walking together as a
group behind the bride and groom...as it happens the
photographer who had already finished his photo shoot
and was in fact paking his equipment, saw the group and
took an awesome photo. This was above and beyond his
duty, but indicative of his professionalism and true
dedication to his client.
We are still talking about the wedding and the wonderful
time we shared together, and have decided an annual
celebration is a go!
To learn more about Royal
MAZATLAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT
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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.
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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