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Dear Dave,


Hello and hope you had a great Canada Day!!!

This is the time of the year many of us are taking some time off and enjoying some vacation time. So what do you like to do on your vacation? Do you like to read a good book? Go on an adventure (like ziplining)? Sit out in the sun on a beach? Visiting with family? Enjoy a new restaurant for dinner? Do tell.

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I'm a pool person myself. I like to find a good shady spot and catch up on all of the magazines I'm normally too busy to read. My favourite magzine is Esquire but I also enjoy the trashy celebrity gossip rags like US Weekly, In Touch and OK! What can I say? It's always good to know who wore it best!! :)

Another favourite vacations pass-time is shopping. Are you with me??? WooHoo!! Nothing like finding a good bargain!!

BTW, you know who else likes to shop while on vacation? Dixie!! I kid you not. On our recent vacation to Palm Springs we took Dixie into PetSmart and as you can see from the VIDEO she had a great time on her shopping spree.

Hey, this month I'm going to be all over Western Canada at various functions (Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, and Vancouver) so hopefully I'll see you?

Have a great month!!!




Freddie Marsh, CTC
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Our June Photo Contest Winner Is...

bullet A big congratulations goes to Leah Balagtas from Marlin Travel in Calgary. Leah correctly answered the reef close to the Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is Puerto Morelos National Reef Park. Congrats Leah, you will be receiving a gift card from El Cid Resorts!!! Keep reading below for this month's photo contest. You may be the lucky winner!!

Kathy Hall, CTC

Kathy Hall CTC from Marlin Travel at West Edmonton Mall is smiling because she earned a bonus commission of $490.00 from a June wedding group at the Gran Porto Real. As Kathy says, "Happy Clients, Happy Agent!! Thanks, Real Resorts!!" Congratulations Kathy. Thanks for booking Real Resorts and please enjoy your well deserved bonus!!


The RRMembers Commission Booster Program 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.


One of 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.


A 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.


And the 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.

Size Isn't Everything, but...

Honua Kai SuiteLet's face it, that the last thing people want to do on holiday, is spend a lot of time in the hotel/condo. Well, that is, unless the condo is huge and incredibly luxurious. Honua Kai Resort & Spa was built from the ground up to go beyond what your clients would expect.


To begin with, all of Honua Kai's accommodations are suites - from a roomy Studio Suite with approximately 595 sq. ft. to a palatial 2,650 sq. ft. Specialty Suite. Each suite features a private bathroom for each bedroom and so many more unexpected luxuries. The gourmet kitchens are all equipped with high-end Bosch appliances. Every fixture, every furnishing, every feature of the open floor plan has been designed to take Maui luxury accommodations to an entirely new level.


Here is a summary of the sizes of the Honua Kai suites:

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Once your clients have experienced Honua Kai, they may never again settle for less.


By the way, if you have clients that have stayed at Honua Kai in the past, make sure you let them know about the contest currently running on facebook where they can WIN 5 NIGHTS!!! For more information click on the image below.


Honua Kai Contest



American Express Gift Card

Earn a $50 to a $500 American Express Gift Card for booking 4+ nights in Riviera Maya at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort.

American Express Card

This promotion is valid for New Bookings made now through August 31 for travel from July 1, through October 31, 2012. You will receive a $50 USD gift card for EVERY booking of 4 nights or more and a $500 USD gift card for EVERY group of at least 25 rooms for stays of 4 nights or more. Receive your incentive for bookings made either through a tour operator, call centre or website.


Also, make sure you don't forget to record your reservations on your personal El Cid Rewards account to obtain your points! Your gift card incentive will be mailed to you once your clients have checked-out of the hotel.


Click HERE for the latest news from El Cid Resorts.


Name the Hotel where this Water Park is Located

Oki Splash

The above photo is the Oki Splash Water Park, which is an expansive aqua park, featuring a replica of a 17th century pirate ship, a medieval castle, multiple water slides and sprays, which is fun for all ages. Name the hotel that Oki Splash is located at. 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.




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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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.

For the Canadian market, Best Day provides the ground services for Air Canada Vacations and Westjet Vacations as well as various other FIT operators.

Best Day 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.

Best Day Travel Representatives are always ready to help make the best day of your clients vacation.


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