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Dear Dave,


Hello from beautiful Cancun & Riviera Maya!!


I've been down here for the past couple of days attending the Annual Real Resorts Reps Sales Meetings. I look forward to it every year because I work with such amazing and talented people (and I'm not just saying that because they are probably reading this LOL), and it is so great to connect with them every year.


On the first night we had a "Night of Hollywood Stars" party at THE ROYAL Cancun that was so much fun.
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Pictured above is Audrey Hepburn (Gina, Real Rep based in Texas), Dr Evil & Austin Powers (Ann & Megan, Real Reps based in New York), Cleopatra (Marlene, Real Rep based in Peru) and Selena (Maria, Real Rep based in Phoenix).

Hollywood 2 Here I am with Memoirs of a Geisha (Diane, Real Rep based in New Jersey). Can you guess who I was?

It was a lot of fun and lots of laughs, but I was a little worried at the end of the night that the mustache might not come off (it was glued on) but luckily it came off without any permanent damage to my upper lip! :)

Of course it's always great to come down to destination, because besides bonding with my colleagues, it's always a great chance to re-aquaint myself with the product. And what a phenomenal product I get to represent!! Real Resorts really is ahead of the competition when it comes to pampering your clients. Honestly, it really doesn't get any better than Real Resorts.

Please keep reading below for all the latest news and also our monthly photo contest.

Have a great month and as always if you need anything please don't hesitate to contact me.





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

bullet A big congratulations goes to Shelly Oseen from Marlin Travel in Okotoks, AB. Shelly won a gift card for correctly answering the name of the market at Honua Kai Resort & Spa is Aina Gourmet Market. Keep reading below for this month's photo contest and you may be the lucky winner!!

Honua Kai Offers Washer & Dryer in Every Unit

A couple of months ago I did something that I hardly ever do. I travelled light...really in carry-on-only light!!!


I could do it because we were going to Honua Kai Resort & Spa and I knew that we would have a washer & dryer in our suite (every unit has them). It was nice to know that I could pack smartly and I'd be able to do a load or two of laundry as needed while I was there.


It's one of those things that you don't really think about, but what a fantastic perk. As soon as we stepped off the plane at OGG we totally bi-passed baggage claim and we went directly to the car shuttle ahead of the crowd. We were shopping at the ABC in no time!!! It was a great way to travel but I couldn't have done it without the convenience of the high-end washer/dryer in our suite.


Also, having the laundry so handy it's great for families traveling with kids I would imagine. Need to do a load t-shirts and bathing suits? No problem.


Honua Kai even supplies detergent and Bounce dryer sheets!!!


For more information on Honua Kai click HERE.



Congratulations Dan Lantin!!! Photo of Dan

Congratulations to Dan Lantin for being selected as the winner of the Vancouver Tourism Award for October 2012! Dan was selected as the most outstanding out of more than 150 submissions in October.


Here is the Nomination:

When we arrived in Vancouver it was quite late and dark out. We tried to find our way driving from YVR to the Delta Vancovuer Airport Hotel but found it very difficult as road signs were not very clear. As we passed the Park'N Fly @ YVR we noticed a couple of employees and decided to stop and ask directions. Still not clear on where to go Dan took us over personally to the hotel and even offered to help with our bags. What great service we received! Thanks Dan.


For over 23 years, the Vancouver Tourism Awards Program has been paying tribute to individuals who show outstanding hospitality toward visitors to Vancouver.



The Best Wedding Planners in the Business

This week while in Cancun I had the opportunity to visit the Real Resorts Wedding Centre and meet the wedding team and I was very impressed.


chapel Real Resorts has the best of the best wedding planners and they will create the most thoughtful wedding packages and will take care of each and every detail, from helping select the ideal bridal bouquet, wedding location, and décor options; including an array of ultimate catering touches that will exceed your clients' expectations.


For more information about Royal Weddings by Real Resorts click HERE.



Exclusively Available at WestJet Vacations El Cid WestJet promo

Book a WestJet Vacations package at El Cid Granada or El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel in Mazatlan by January 31, 2013 and save instantly on accomodations.


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* Save $100 instantly on a minimum 7-night stay
* Save $150 instantly on a minimum 14-night stay

El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel
* Save $400 instantly on a minimum 7-night stay
* Save $800 instantly on a minimum 14-night stay


Experience the unique wonders of Mazatlan as they were meant to be enjoyed. El Cid offers a signature brand of hospitality, thoroughly immersed in tradition, providing you with a truly authentic experience.


View Promo Details HERE.


Jeanie Gillespie And don't forget to sign-up for the El Cid Rewards program. Jeanie Gillespie from Accent on Travel in South Surrey, BC belongs to the program and just for booking El Cid Resorts she has earned $100 American Express Gift Card, as well as a Keg Gift Card and one for itunes, which she is giving to her grandchildren.


Jeanie says she is very impressed with the El Cid Rewards program, especially when she received a courtesy email from El Cid Rewards reminding her to cash in her points for the year before they expired.


Click HERE to sign-up today!!!

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Name the Resort

El Cid photo contest

The above photo shows the popular El Cid property, that is located in the heart of Mazatlán's Golden Zone, and offers stunning ocean or pool views from each private balcony.


What is the name of this resort (full name)? Simply reply to this email with your answer 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.


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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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