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October 2012

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Dear Dave,


Happy October!!!


For the last month we've had a very special house guest staying with us. Meet Chika!!

Dave & Chika pic

Chika is from Tokyo, Japan and she's in Vancouver learning English. Don't worry, I'm not the one teaching her!! LOL. We'll leave that to the professionals.

Chika & Freddie pic

I actually met Chika last November when I went to Tokyo for the weekend. Remember when I flew over for 3 days so I wouldn't lose my ELITE STATUS? Crazy. Anyways, Chika is the younger sister of a friend of a friend and I met her one of the nights when a group of us we went out to do karoake in Shinjuku.


It's been really fun having Chika stay with us and we've really enjoyed showing her around Vancouver. We're so lucky to live in such an amazing city and I love playing tour-guide. The photos are from our day-trip to Whister/Blackcomb.


The funny thing though has been the food. Believe it or not, I'm not exactly known as a great cook so I've been introducing Chika to such delicacies as Tuna Helper, Frozen Pizza and Shake n Bake. Of course she's very polite so I'm not sure if she's been enjoying the cuisine as much as she says she is.


We have had some humourous miscommunications (lost in translation moments). One day I said "I'm gonna go jump in the shower". Well, Chika had the most puzzled look on her face and she asked why I would be jumping up and down in the shower?? Obviously she took me literally and we had a good laugh over that one.


I hope your clients will be jumping into your office to make lots of bookings to Mexico and Hawaii. Have a great month and chat soon.





Freddie Marsh, CTC
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Snuba at Honua Kai
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Our September Photo Contest Winner Is...

bullet A big congratulations goes to Karen Gruza from Travel Masters Saskatoon. Karen correctly answered the question about the Hotel Marina El Cid and she won a gift card!!! Keep reading below for this month's photo contest and you may be the lucky winner!!

Watch Your Inbox

We are in Maui RIGHT NOW and we are busy working on a special edition email that we will be sending to you in the next few days.


We are staying at the gorgeous Honua Kai Resort & Spa and we are trying everything. We are enjoying our luxurious and spacious suite, swimming in the aquatic playground, snorkeling on the world-famous Kannapali Beach,sampling the delicious food at Dukes, and working out in the gym (haha ya right).


Anyways, this is always the most difficult part of our job. We put ourselves through this hell all for YOU. We really want to be sure to try everything Honua Kai has to offer so we can tell you all about it. You can thank us later. :)


Of course we are having an amazing time and we'll tell you all about it later this week.

Watch your inbox for the Special Email

coming later this week!



El Cid Resorts - Westjet Exclusive & Triple Points

Book an exclusive WestJet Vacations package at El Cid Granada or El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel in Mazatlan for your clients by December 15, 2012 and save instantly on accommodations. To view the full details of this promotion click HERE.

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Also earn TRIPLE POINTS with the generous El Cid I Love Rewards program. Book any of the El Cid properties in Mazatlan, Cozumel or the Riviera Maya, and earn points that you can redeem for great merchandise (shop in person on online) or room nights with us. Click HERE for details.

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Real Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Orelbys Vigoa Inclan as the Eastern Canadian Sales Representative. Mr. Vigoa Inclan joins Freddie Marsh in representing Real Resorts throughout Canada. Mr. Marsh, who is headquartered in Vancouver, continues to represent all of Western Canada ,while Mr. Vigoa Inclan's territory will include the Canadian markets east of Ontario.


Mr. Vigoa Inclan joins Real resorts from Vacances TMR Holidays where he was a Product Buyer. He brings more than 10 years of travel industry sales and marketing experience. In his position with Real Resorts he will represent all four all-inclusive resorts: the luxury-gourmet, all- suite, adult-only ROYALS in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, as well as the upscale Gran Caribe Real in Cancun and Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen.


"We welcome Orelbys to the Real Resorts family and look forward to his leadership in representing our all-inclusive resorts in Eastern Canada," said Fernando Garcia, Director Real Resorts. "His extensive experience in the travel industry coupled with his excellent customer service make him a perfect choice to work with Real Resorts," added Garcia.


Mr. Vigoa Inclan is based in Montreal and he can be reached at: orelbysvigoa@yahoo.ca; 514-659-5370 (mobile); 450-715-4320 (office); or on Skype at: orelbys.vigoa.



New Guest Activity Starting October 1st

SNUBA combines snorkeling & SCUBA. It's a fun Family or individual activity. Participants can be as young as 8 years old. No experience needed. There is no heavy bulky scuba gear or tank. It is very safe, max depth 20 ft. All equipment is provided. Daily guided reef tour. Go beyond snorkeling!

bulletDaily at 11am: FREE lesson in the pool!
bulletDaily at 8:30am & 1:00pm: Guests can choose from these two guided reef tours (see pricing below)
bulletReef Tours are $149 for the first person, 2 guests for $239, and family of 3 is $329.
bulletGuided tour length depends upon oxygen consumption, approximately 30-45 minutes.
bulletGuests can register at the pool shack.

This fun new activity will be available at Honua Kai Resort & Spa starting Monday, October 1st.


Fun, Fun, Fun in Mazatlan!!!

Matt Gibson, a Travel Adventure Writer & Photographer, recently viisted Mazatlan and he has 3 outdoor adventures that should not be missed. Click HERE to find out what they are.

Mazatlan Adventure



Isla Mujeres

Did you know that Real Resorts offers a gorgeous private beachfront villa available for you to book for your clients?

Dream Luxury Villas

I experienced the Dream Luxury Villa personally last December and I have to tell you...it is spectacular. The Villa will accomodate up to 10 people and I think would be perfect for a group of friends (4 or 5 couples) or a large family. Maybe a small incentive group too? Wouldn't it be fun to get a group together and live like the rich & famous? When are we going?


Click HERE for more detailed information and rates.


A Great Partnership

By any chance did you take part in the Westjet Vacations Hawaii Road Show that was held in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary last week? They were great events and Dave was in all 3 cities representing Honua Kai.

Westjet Hawaii
The above photo was taken at the Westjet Campus in YYC. Pictured in the front row (L-R) are Denise Sterling, Hawaii Product Buyer Westjet Vacations, Dave Emery, Canadian Sales Manager Honua Kai, Chris Avery Vice-President Westet Vacations, Yehudi Altman, Director of Product Westjet Vacations and Emily Spadafora, Sales Representative Southern Alberta & Saskatchewan Westjet Vacations. As for the back-row...do you recognize anyone?? :)

Westjet will have 44 flights to Hawaii per week from Western Canadian cities this winter, up from 40 last year. Westjet flies to Maui twice a day from Vancouver, as well as 4 times a week from Calgary, and 3 times a week from Edmonton.

Name the Restaurant

Buffet Royal Playa del Carmen

The above photo was taken inside the buffet restaurant at THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen. What is the name of this award-winning restaurant?

bullet Pelicanos
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bullet Spice
bullet Grand Buffet
bullet Maria Marie's
bullet None of the Above

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



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.


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

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


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