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September 2012

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Dear Dave,




This month we have over 800 new Travel Agents receving this email, mostly from Quebec!! If you are reading this monthly email for the very first time...a warm welcome!! Our company "FMTM" is the Canadian Representative for Real Resorts, Honua Kai Resort & Spa and El Cid Resorts. If you need anything please don't hesitate to contact us. We send out this newsletter every month in an effort to keep you up to date on the latest news and promotions at the resorts. Also, it's a great way for us to stay in touch.


So last month both Dave and I were both out doing some travelling. Dave was in Brazil and I was in...Saskatchewan.

Dave & Freddie Vacation Pics

Above are photos from our respective trips. You can see Dave posing in front of the famous Cristo Redentor Statue in Rio de Janeiro with beautiful blue sky in the background. And there's me in front of the slightly less famous, but equally impressive Giant Moose statue in Moose Jaw Sask as thunder clouds were rolling in.


So my question is which trip would you have rather been on???


Yep, me too. I love Saskatchewan!!! Go Riders go!!!


If Saskatchewan isn't on your clients' wish-list this winter keep reading below for all the latest news from Mexico (Real Resorts & El Cid Resorts) and Maui (Honua Kai).


Have a great month and chat soon.




Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing

FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing



7 Steps to a Powerful Timeline Pin

Congratulations to our Winner


Honua Kai Email LIst

Let's Go Fishing

4 Day Royal Mayan Spa Ritual

Photo Contest: El Cid Resorts

Mayan Style Tkinxic Recipe

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Our August Photo Contest Winner Is...

bullet A big congratulations goes to Karlene Petrie from CWT Concierge in Toronto. Karlene correctly answered that the Honua Kai Resort & Spa features 3 spectacular pools. Keep reading below for this month's photo contest. You may be the lucky winner!!



Welcome Candace Trenouth

A few weeks ago I was in Regina, Saskatchewan doing sales calls and I had the opportunity to meet new Travel Agent Candace Trenouth from Marlin Travel. Candace is a graduate of the travel program at Medicine Hat College and she has only been on the job a few months, but in that time she has already booked Real Resorts. :)


Candace RRMember

Candace was thrilled to learn that by joning the RRMembers Commission Booster program she earned a $30 bonus for her booking at the Gran Caribe Real in Cancun. It only took a couple of minutes for the initial sign-up and now every time she books Real Resorts her clients' will receive a welcome amenity and Candace will receive a bonus commission cheque.


Way to go Candace and welcome to the travel industry!!!



Join Today!!!

Did you know that Honua Kai has an email list especially for Travel Agents and by joining you will receive regular offers and information just for you? Simply click HERE.

Honua Kai Living PicHonua Kai has all the comfort of home and all the amenities of a luxury resort inluding spacious studios, one, two and three bedroom suites. Each has fully equipped gourmet kitchens, and there is an expansive Aquatic Playground just steps from the ocean.


A Maui vacation at Honua Kai couldn't be more perfect.


In Mazatlan or the Riviera Maya

El Cid Resorts features a world-class pair of marinas both in Mazatlán and in the Cancún/Riviera Maya area. El Cid just published a new website to highlight these water amenities and activities (


Sailing and cruising charters and sportfishing, scuba and snorkeling excursions are available through the Aries Fleet in Mazatlán and Puerto Morelos Sportfishing Fleet in Cancún/Riviera Maya.


Sportfishing, scuba diving and snorkeling charters can be arranged through Marina El Cid's Aries Fleet in Mazatlán and features the newest and fastest boats in Mexico. Guests can also enjoy whale watching, an adventure tour of Deer or Stone Island or watch a spectacular Mazatlán sunset from a trimaran. You can find the Mazatlán Fishing Calendar HERE to see that there is great sport fishing available year round.

El Cid Fishing pic

As the only Riviera Maya resort with its own professional boating services, Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort features a wide and deep channel -- providing safe harbor to yachts and other large boats. Guests can experience Cancún/Riviera Maya from a truly breathtaking point of view, then drop anchor and enjoy the luxurious accommodations and world-class services of our oceanfront resort hotel and spa.


Both El Cid Marinas provide professional docking and marina services for vessels of up to 120 feet. In addition to standard fishing dock amenities like electricity hookups, fueling and pump out stations and 24-hour security, guests at El Cid marinas enjoy full privileges at any of our oceanfront hotels.



Celebrate, Refresh & Rejuvenate Mayan Style

As we approach the significant date of December 21, 2012 on the Mayan Calendar, Real Resorts is pleased to honor the belief that this date marks the beginning of a period in time in which Earth and its inhabitants will undergo a positive physical and spiritual transformation. In celebration of this reawakening Real Resorts is offering new era comprehensive SPA experience at the Mayan influenced SPAzul at The ROYAL Cancun & Playa del Carmen. The four day experience is created to indulge the senses and inspire a new earthly awareness.


Mayan Spa Ritual PhotoThe ROYAL Mayan Ultimate SPA Ritual


Guests at either of the luxury-gourmet, all-inclusive, all-suite, adult only ROYALS may enjoy The ROYAL Mayan Ultimate SPA Ritual that can be added to any four night or longer stay for an additional $599 per person and is available through December 22, 2012.


This unique experience is overseen by the Resorts' trained Mayan Shaman and the expert staff at SPAzul. Over each of the four days guests will embark on a journey of relaxation and renewal. The process features:

bullet Day 1: A guided 'Ludic Circuit' of hydrotherapy and aromatherapy followed by a Temezccal (Mayan Sweat Lodge experience) and a massage.
bullet Day 2: Luxuriate with a Mayan foot ritual that includes hibiscus flower exfoliation and a Mayan chickxulub mud wrap with banana leaves, followed by a Mayan Detox Massage.
bullet Day 3: Experience a Therapeutic Mayan Massage and an organic Mayan facial.
bullet Day 4: A Divine Bath in the Ludic Circuit and a massage with honey and music therapy.

In addition each guest of The ROYAL Mayan Ultimate SPA Ritual will receive a commemorative jute bag with their personalized Mayan KIN printed on a special Amate scroll (the KIN is the interpretation of the energy that the person represents), a ceremonial stone and an aromatherapy candle. Each guest will also be treated to a Mayan welcome cocktail and additional treats that include Mayan desserts, tropical fruits and Mayan coffee and liqueurs. All Mayan Experiences are commissionable to a travel agent and may be booked through a travel agent or online at Please use promotional code: MSP4.



El Cid Marina Question

Marina Pic

The above photo shows the Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort, which can provide professional docking and marina services for vessels of up to how many feet?

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


Mayan Style Tkinxic - Grilled & Seasoned Fresh Fish

Tkinxic is a traditional Mayan inspired regional dish that is prepared in the ancient style of cooking found throughout the Riviera Maya region of Mexico. The dish celebrates the fresh fish of the region and herbs and spices common to Mayan style cooking.

Real Resorts Recipe

Preparing the spice rub



1 whole fish or four fish filets may be used (serves two to four people). Appropriate fish can be red snapper, grouper, sea bass or any preferred white fish. Clean and dry fish or filets.


Prepare the Rub:

2/3 cup of Achiote Paste.


Achiote paste is made with a mixture of equal parts of:

1. Annatto (Mexican Oregano). This is available in a Mexican grocery store or Bodega.

2. Cumin

3. Clove

4. Cinnamon

5. Black Pepper

6. Allspice

7. Garlic

8. Salt

9. One orange

10. 1 tablespoon of thyme

11. ¼ cup of diced red onion

12. ¼ cup of diced sweet pepper

13. 2 garlic cloves

14. Salt & pepper to taste

Combine the first 8 ingredients into a dry rub. The Annatto is a red seed and is typically ground with a mortar and pistil but can be ground in a spice grinder if you prefer. Rub ½ of the dry mix on the fish and refrigerate the fish to marinate for at least two hours.


Take the other ½ of the dry rub and mix it with the juice of an orange, the thyme, red onion, sweet pepper, garlic cloves and salt and pepper. Blend together to form a paste. Rub the paste on the fish filets or on the inside of the whole fish and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes in a 325 degree oven. Fish should be flaky and cooked through the center but not dry.


Serve with rice and grilled seasonal vegetables.



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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