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June 2012

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Dear Dave,


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.


I was 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 way baby!



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 quota!!! HAHA


Anyways, I 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 from hell!


And BTW, 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. :)

Have a great month and happy selling!!!




Freddie Marsh, CTC
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CAN YOU SPOT DIXIE? Dixie Electrical Box

Dogs of New Westminster

The city 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.


Dave 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 head. :)


Dixie close-up electrical box


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.


Honua Kai webinar


Our May Photo Contest Winner Is...

bullet 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!!

Mazatlan, Riviera Maya & Cozumel


Platinum Club 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.


Cultural 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 ballet, contcocktail recipeemporary dance and operatic performances as well as musical, theatrical and film events. Check out the full calendar.


Enjoying 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.



Packages Available in Cancun & Playa del Carmen

Do you 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. real golf ball


Your 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.


To learn more about the Real Resorts Golf Packages click HERE.



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 time).



Hula Pie


Available at Honua Kai

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Macadamia Nuts: check

Chocolate: check

Whipped Cream: check


If you 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.




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!


Have you called Jenny yet?





Name the Reef

El Cid pic 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!!!


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.


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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.


Freddie Marsh 2011

Dave E


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