Proud to Represent...
and Happy February!!!
all I wanted to let you know about a great article that
was in the Calgary Herald last Friday, and I think
everyone should read it because it really puts things in
perspective regarding Mexico. Click
HERE to read the article. My favourite line is...
Do you want to live your life obsessing about tiny
risks or do you want to enjoy the fiesta?
Don't be fooled by the fear-mongering Canadian media,
beach destinations in Mexico are safe!!! I'm heading to
PVR in 2 weeks and I can't wait to enjoy the fiesta.
another subject, I remember when I was a travel agent I
would get some pretty bizzare questions and comments from
clients. I'm sure you get your fair share of them too.
Well, I have to tell you a funny story, but this time it
was ME making the stupid comment... (we have to be able to
laugh at ourselves, right?)
A couple of
weeks ago we were making plans to go to Panorama BC for
the weekend. I called the resort's toll-free number and
gave the Reservations Agent our travel dates. She checked
the availability and said, "Mr Marsh, I can offer
you a very nice ski-in studio suite".
To which I
said, "Oh no, that's OK, we'll be driving there".
HAHA. Ooops. How can you tell I'm not a skiier??? Oh well,
it gave us both a good laugh and I guess that's the main
thing. Hopefully it made you smile too!!! :)
attached photo is from the weekend, proving that even when
I'm out snowshoeing in the middle of nowhere, I'm still
working...(or was I checking facebook?) LOL
if you have any clients travelling to Europe this summer,
don't forget that Edelweiss Air is
offering flights from Calgary and Vancouver direct to
Zurich for the summer season (3x week from YVR). To book
please contact Thomas Cook Prime Travel
for the best net fares. Click
HERE for the schedule and contact information, or
scroll to the bottom of this email.
great month and happy selling!!!
Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MAZATLAN
to read an important message regarding Mazatlan
from Julio Birrueta, Mazatlan Hotel Association
MEXICAN TOURISM FILMING
On Location in Beautiful Mazatlan
great behind-the-scenes video of the filming of a Mexican
Tourism Commerical by a Los Angeles based crew.
Click to View
CANADIANS IN MAZATLAN
Testimonials from Destination
(January 29th) some Canadians in Mazatlan were asked how
they were enjoying their vacations, and if they had any
safety concerns. Click the links below to hear what they
had to say...
READER'S CHOICE AWARDS
Vote for Real Resorts as Best All-Inclusive Resort
About.com, (part of The NY Times Company) is running the
annual Readers' Choice Award Competition on their Mexico
Travel Site. Wouldn't it be great if Real Resorts was
named Best All-Inclusive? Nominations are open until
February 15th and you can
ROYALS ARE TOPS
Travellers Choice Award 2012
Real Resorts is pleased to announce that its
all-inclusive, all-suite, luxury-gourmet, adult- only
ROYAL Playa del Carmen and ROYAL Cancun have once again
been recognized by TripAdvisor as the Best All-Inclusive
Resorts in Mexico. The prestigious TRAVELERS CHOICE
AWARD 2012, is given by the world's largest online
travel community, and is based on reviews and
commentaries written by more than 36 million visitors
who post their opinion on hotels and resorts worldwide.
THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen is the number 8 all-inclusive
resort and its sister property THE ROYAL Cancun is
ranked as number 10.
Our January Winners
A big congratulations goes to Colleen Roberts
from Marlin Travel in Surrey BC. Colleen
correctly said that the free service offered to all
guests at THE ROYALS (Cancun & Playa del Carmen),
providing cold towels, sunscreen, books & magazines,
and cold water is the BEACH BUTLER. Way to go Colleen.
Your gift card is on it's way to you!!! Keep reading
below for this month's photo contest. You may be the
lucky winner!! |
Way to go Brenda Jones from Airline Ticket
Centre in St Albert, AB. Brenda was the lucky
winner of 4 nights at Canto del Sol. Brenda correctly
answered that Canto del Sol has the best location in
Puerto Vallarta. |
COMFORT & SAFETY
El Cid Resorts, Mazatlan
At El Cid
Resorts, the safety and comfort of the guests definitely
comes first. The security and safety systems at the El Cid
Resorts in Mazatlan include surveillance cameras on
hallways and elevators. The security staff are on duty 24
hours a day at all entrances, beach access and other
strategic locations. In addition, the security staff
constantly make rounds throughout the resorts and grounds
to monitor the comings and goings of individuals, but also
to assist guests with directions and questions they may
staff also have a sophisticated emergency plan in place
that involves all key departments should anything out of
the ordinary occur.
assured, Mazatlan is a safe and friendly destination as
many past visitors can attest to including 120,000
Canadians who visit annually and 6,000 Canadian residents
who currently live in this beautiful city." states
Heidi Storm, Director of Marketing.
HERE to view the latest info from the El Cid Rewards
HONUA KAI RESORT
Named 1 of 7 Best Views 2011 by Huffington Post
at Honua Kai Resort & Spa is unbeatable. Don't believe
us? According to the
Huffington Post , Honua Kai was named as 1 of 7 best
views for 2011. Can't you just picture yourself there
HERE to check out the latest news from Maui.
WHERE EXACTLY IS
It's All About the Location
MARCH IS SPA MONTH AT REAL RESORTS
Save 20% on All Spa Treatments
Forget March madness -- at Real Resorts March is Spa
Month so come and relax! Book any all-inclusive vacation
between now and February 26th for travel during March
2012 and your clients will receive a 20% discount on all
spa services at THE ROYAL'S SPAzul and the Gran's
SPAreal. Your clients will enjoy a 20% discount on all
holistic and Mayan inspired massages, facials, body
treatments and wraps, hydrotherapy treatments, couples
massages, as well as manicures, pedicures and salon
services. In addition, guests of the ROYALS can use the
SPAreal's hydrotherapy pools and sauna at anytime, as
well as enjoy yoga, spinning and Pilate's classes
without any additional fees.
value packages feature all-inclusive suite
accommodations, fine dining, adult beverages, taxes and
gratuities. SPA Month is available for bookings at THE
ROYAL Cancun priced from $563 per night for double
occupancy; THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen priced from $520
per night, for double occupancy; the Gran Caribe Real
Cancun from $301 per night for double occupancy; and at
the Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen from $368 per night
for double occupancy. Reservations must be made using
the code SPA2 and this offer is not valid for previously
booked reservations. Guests will receive a 20% discount
voucher upon arrival that is good for any and as many
spa services as they would like at their respective
Real Resorts supports travel agents, and we are
asking you to
please recommend us.
RRMEMBERS COMMISSION BOOSTER PROGRAM
Another Happy Agent
doing sales calls in Edmonton last week and ran into
Renee Halushka from Marlin Travel at Southgate Centre.
Renee has been booking THE ROYAL in Playa del Carmen and
has already earned $150 for herself.
said that she loves the program becaue it is easy to use
and the program is very generous. She said she loves
money (who doesn't) so it's a great incentive.
signed up for RRMembers yet? See why it is being said to
be one of the best travel agent incentive programs in
Sign Up today and start earning extra $$$!!!
Gourmet Marshmallows Made in Mazatlan
If you like sweet treats, this is one you definitely
have to try. Suaves have been a Mazatlan specialty since
they were first made in 1950, natives and visitors alike
have been in love with the spongy marshmallows ever since.
They have a delicious vanilla and coconut flavor that
becomes addictive to anyone who taste them.
Mazatlan visitors like to bring bags home to share with
friends and family since this is something you will only
find here. You can find these delightful confections in
local candy stores, convenience stores and in some of the
bigger grocery stores. Enjoy!
What Restaurant is this?
photo is of the lush grounds at the beautiful
Honua Kai Resort & Spa in Maui.
Name the restaurant in this 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
HERE for PDF version
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.
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing |
702-850 Royal Avenue |
New Westminster | BC
| V3M 1A6 | Canada
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