Proud to Represent...
How are you
doing? Here it is June already, what are your plans for
the summer? Doing anything fun??? Do tell...
All is good
here. May was a busy month for me out doing sales calls,
which of course is one of the things I love most about my
job. Oh, I did celebrate an anniversary last month. It's
been 13 years since my FAM FROM HELL. Did I ever tell you
about that one?
It was back
in the day when I was a travel agent and I was on a FAM
trip in Asia that included a 6 day cruise from Singapore
to Phuket. I remember I was really excited because it was
my first-ever cruise!! Well, to make a long story short,
there was a fire onboard the ship and the ship sunk.
living in Edmonton at the time and it was big news. Click
on the image below if you want to see my 2 minutes of
fame, but please keep in mind the camera adds 10lbs (and
yes, there was only ONE camera on me LOL) and this was
1999 before I discovered eyebrow waxing. We've come along
So the part
that always cracks me up is when the anchor reads
"Marsh said that besides the ship sinking everything else
was great". What can I say, I'm a glass half-full
kinda guy. Actually truth be told, I was worried that the
whole fiasco was going to negatively affect my cruise
sales!!! It was all about the sales and I was on a
can joke about it now because everyone survived and for
the most part we've all put it behind us. But once a year,
every May 20th...I always take time and think about my FAM
that's another reason to book Real Resorts, Honua Kai and
El Cid Resorts; with a land vacation there is no worry of
any sinkings!! Just say'n. :)
great month and happy selling!!!
Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
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CAN YOU SPOT DIXIE?
Dogs of New Westminster
of New Westminster (suburb of Vancouver) where we live
recently invited residents to submit photos of their
pooches to be used to wrap electrical/utility boxes in a
couple key locations around town.
submitted one of his pics of Dixie and as you can see
(if you look closely), she made the cut. We are so proud
but hopefully this new-found fame won't go to Dixie's
HONUA KAI WEBINAR
For Canadian Travel Agents
What are you doing next Wednesday? Dave will be hosting
a quick & easy webinar to get you up to speed with Honua
Kai Resort (Maui's newest resort). Click on the link
below to register today.
Our May Photo Contest Winner Is...
A big congratulations goes to Jeff Rottluff
from Marlin Travel in Vancouver. Jeff
correctly answered Honua Kai Resort is located on
North Kaanapali Beach on Maui.
Congrats Jeff, you will be receiving some Honua Kai
swag!!! Keep reading below for this month's photo
contest. You may be the lucky winner!! |
NEWS FROM EL CID RESORTS
Mazatlan, Riviera Maya & Cozumel
Lounge Just Got Better: The popular
Platinum Club at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort,
in Riviera Maya, recently doubled the size of its Club
Lounge! It now offers 15 personal computers and a more
spacious leisure area for guests to relax, read and enjoy
complimentary snacks and beverages.
Festival in Mazatlan: To raise awareness
of its wealth of artists and performers, Mazatlán will be
showcasing the region's cultural talents through July 5th.
It will play host to over 70 cultural activities including
dance and operatic performances as well as musical,
theatrical and film events.
Check out the full calendar.
Family Life in Mazatlan: After
visiting Mazatlán as a vacation destination for years,
Greg and Diane moved down with their 12 year old son to
make this city their home. A fter four years, they
"couldn't be happier" and don't want to go back. "Living
here is absolutely fantastic! I feel like I hit the
jackpot", says Diane.
Click here to view.
GOLF AT REAL RESORTS
Packages Available in Cancun & Playa del Carmen
have clients that love to golf? Did you know that Real
Resorts has golf packages? Yes, it's true, your clients
can play unlimited golf by day and unwind in "Real"
luxury by night.
clients can combine their passion for golf with a Real
Resorts all-inclusive vacation! Imagine playing a round
of golf amidst impressive Mayan ruins and beautiful
tropical foliage, near the magnificent Caribbean Sea.
Golfers of every skill level will enjoy championship
golf courses where the greens seemingly merge into the
ocean and the dramatic fairways offer challenges at
every turn. Get ready to experience the most
exhilarating round you have ever played in one of the
most spectacular golf destinations in the world.
more about the Real Resorts Golf Packages click
See the Beaches in "Real" time
Do you have clients that are "beach people" and want
to make sure you book them to the right resort? Relax.
Real Resorts has LIVE beachcams so you can see for
yourself day/night what the beaches look like (real
Available at Honua Kai
ever go to
Honua Kai Resort (and we really hope you do), one of
the things you should add to your "must do list" is to
visit Duke's Beach-house restaurant, located on resort,
and try the HULA PIE.
is made with macadamia nut ice cream piled high on a
chocolate cookie crust and topped with chocolate fudge,
whipped cream, and more macadamia nuts. It is sized for
sharing, but rarely goes unfinished!
called Jenny yet?
Name the Reef
The above photo is of the Hotel Marina El Cid
Spa & Beach Resort. What is the name of the National
Park/Reef (the second largest reef in the world) that is
located close to the resort? Answer correctly 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
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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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