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March 2012

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Dear Dave,


Freddie in PVR
Beautiful Sunset in Puerto Vallarta

Hello and Happy Leap Day!!!


I think it's great that we get an extra day this year, but why is the extra day in February??? I mean wouldn't it make much more sense to do it in a better month like June, July or August? Hello??? Who decided on February?? Geez, February is already the worst month, why are we extending it??


Anyways, in last month's newsletter I referenced a great article from the Calgary Herald that was a voice of reason concerning safety in Mexico. One of my favourite lines was "Do you want to live your life obsessing about tiny risks or do you want to enjoy the fiesta?" Well, I just got back from Mexico last week and I definitely enjoyed the fiesta!!


I was in Puerto Vallarta for a week and it was fantastic. My friend Mark has a time-share there and he kindly invited me down. I used some points for the flight so it ended up being a very cheap getaway.


Almost every day we took the local bus downtown and went to the beach, shopping (including local grocery store) and ate out at some wonderful restaurants and never once did either of us feel unsafe whatsoever. We had a great time and everyone we met was so friendly and hospitable.I really love Mexico!!!


By the way, if you have clients going down and are looking for a great restaurant recommendation I suggest Gilmar Restaurant & Bar in Old Town. The waiter makes the salsa fresh at the table and will tailor it to how you like it (mild, medium or hot). The total bill for two including tortilla soup, coconut shrimp entrees and a generous tip came to $600 pesos which is about $47 Canadian. Really great food and service!!!


Oh, and don't forget if you have any clients travelling to Europe this summer, 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.

Have a great month and happy selling!!!




Freddie Marsh, CTC
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Honua Kai Video
Congratulations to our Winner
Travel Agent Testimonial El Cid Mazatlan
Fox Latino News: Gran Caribe Real
Photo Contest: El Cid Resorts
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THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen is in the running for

"favourite all-inclusive resort in Mexico".

Please do us a favour and Click Here to vote today!!!

by Catherine Heeg, Customized
Management Solutions


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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.




Check out the new video from Westjet

Check out this great video showcasing Honua Kai Resort & Spa. The resort was produced by Westjet Vacations and we think it's really good. Click the image below to watch it.

Westjet Honua Kai Video
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Our February Winner

bullet A big congratulations goes to Martine Landreville from Promo Vacances Soleil in Quebec. Martine correctly identfied Duke's Beach House as the restaurant in the Honua Kai photo contest. Way to go Martine. 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!!



Karrie Locher Visits Mazatlan

Karrie is an Edmonton Travel Agent and she is one of the top El Cid Rewards Members. She recently stayed at the El Cid Castilla Beach with her family. Listen to what Karrie says about El Cid and Mazatlan.

Karrie Locher vists Mazatlan
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bullet Dave is currently down in Mazatlan checking out El Cid Resorts and he will be sending out a special email in the next few days with a report from destination. Watch for it in your inbox.


Gran Caribe Real Makes the List

According to a recent Fox Latino News article on family friendly Travel in Latin America, the Gran Caribe Real made the list.


The main attraction for many families at the Gran Caribe Real Cancun is the Oki Splash Waterpark where kids can channel their inner pirate. The resort itself is family friendly, all-suite, and all-inclusive. Rates start as low as $139 per night for one or two adults sharing a suite, and one child 12 and under is free. The resort's kids club Oki Fun World offers a full day of activities including innovative theater programs and craft programs. There's also the T-Zone, a club for older kids.



Name the Resort

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The above photo shows just part of a 22,000-square-foot free-form pool, with cascading waterfalls, slide and diving pool, swim-up bar, in-water lounge chairs, sun deck, and children's area with slides. Name the hotel (full name) where this pool is located at and YOU will be eliblible for a great prize!!!


Simply reply to this email with your guess and a winner will be randomly selected from all of the correct answers. Good luck!!!


Need a hint??? Click HERE.


Edelweiss 1

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Prime Travel Click 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.


Freddie Marsh 2011

Dave E


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