New Year and a New Look.
So the world didn't come to an end so there goes
the idea of me getting a break from writing the
newsletter for January. I thought the apocalypse
was the perfect excuse for writers-block LOL
few weeks ago Real Resorts and WestJet hosted a
FAM trip for Canadian agents. We had 37 agents
from all across Canada (coast to coast) on the
trip and we spent 7 sun-soaked days in beautiful
Cancun and Riviera Maya. It was an amazing group
and some great friendships were made.
HERE for larger photo).
Melissa Wallace (WestJet Sales Representative -
Southern & Northern Ontario) joined us on the
FAM. Melissa and I have kown each other for a
couple of years and have done joint sales calls
together. I've always loved Melissa, and maybe
it was the romance inspired by Real Resorts or
perhaps it was the premium liquors...we might've
got slightly carried away??
I've always said that Real Resorts and WestJet
made a great partnership, but MARRIAGE???
Actually, part of the FAM included a Mock
Wedding and Melissa and I couldn't resist posing
for some "wedding photos". But if you feel
inclined to send wedding gifts to the happy
couple we are registered at WestJet.com. :) LOL
If you'd like to see more pics from the FAM
We are welcoming a new client this month. FMTM
is now representing Acacia Holidays (African
Safaris). Keep reading below for more details.
Have a great month and as always if you need
anything please don't hesitate to contact us.
Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
Quality. Reliability. Comfort. Luxury.
specializes in custom
travel solutions and with their great network
all over Africa they simplify the work of
agents by combining travel to different
countries, thereby eliminating the need for
the agent sending separate requests to
different land operators in different
can customize for individuals, families, and
any group size to meet their requirements.
They are also members of Kenya Association
Of Tour operators and are therefore bonded,
which means us that as long as they've
received payment from an agent then
irrespective if what happens to the company,
the tour will be operated. The guarantee is
up to the value of the tour paid for.
El Cid Instant Savings
Your clients can save $200 usd per room at
the El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel
for stays in January and February for all
room categories and plans with
. For stays from
March 1-22 and March 29-April 30 clients can
save an amazing $400 usd per room!
The booking window for these great El
Cid-WestJet Vacations instant savings ends
Dave was recently in Northern California and
by accident he found a restaurant close to
his hotel called "Mazatlan Grill". He was
craving some Mazatlan Cocount Shirmp so he
had to check it out. You know that Mazatlan
is the shrimp capital of the world, right?
If you like shrimp (and who doesn't?) you
must try the famous Coconut Shrimp at El Cid
Resorts. Dave said his entree was good but
not nearly as delicious as the Coconut
Shrimp they serve at El Cid Resorts in
Mazatlan. It might be time to book a flight.
HERE to read a great article from
HelloWestTravel.com titled "WestJet
Promotes Mazatlan with Increased Demand".
I love it when I walk into an office and hear
how much agents love the
RRMembers Commission Booster incentive
program. That's what happened when I visited
Accent on Travel recently and spoke with Pina
Tome. Pina has been registering all of her
Real Resorts bookings and she is earning extra
Pina said she loves the program because it is
so easy to use, just a few clicks and within
30 days of her clients' checking out, she
received a cheque in the mail. In addition,
her client also receives an amenity in their
suite from Pina. It's a win-win!
The RRMembers Commission Booster program is
regarded as one of the best Travel Agent
incentive programs in the industry and even
bookings made with your favourite tour
If you haven't signed up yet, what are you
Name that cocktail!! Real Resorts is known for
pampering their guests, and that includes when
they are at the pool and beach. Attentive staff
are always close-by to offer sunglass cleaning,
frozen grapes, cold towels and refreshing
What is the name of the delicious blue cocktail
on the right? Think you know the answer? 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? Sorry no hints this month.
FMTM is an acronym 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, CTCfreddie@freddiemarsh.com604.614.9932
A big congratulations goes to Deb Siu
from VIP Travel in New Westminster, BC.
Deb won a gift card for correctly
answering the Photo Contest for December. Keep
reading for this month's photo contest and you
might be the lucky winner!!
Do you want to get more mileage from your
photos? Fam photos, cruise and destination
photos that are lurking on your computer can
be put to work. Here's how:
Catherine Heeg is an International Speaker
and Trainer in the travel. tourism, and
hospitality industry. Focusing on social
media, sales and marketing, Catherine
understands and speaks your language.
My cousin Kyla, (and her husband Allen and
their son Mason) travelled to
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
couple of months ago and I asked if they
would mind writing a review that I could
share in the newsletter...
first decided we were going to Maui we did
lots of homework and read a lot of reviews
and talked to a lot of people. We found
with Honua Kai everyone we talked to had
awesome experiences and great things to
say about it. We also found the price was
very competitive when it came to a 5 star
We arrived at Honua Kai at about
midnight, and as we pulled up in the
rental car we were already in "awe" at the
sight of the resort and how beautiful the
grounds were (we definitely knew this was
the nicest resort we'd ever stayed at).
When we got up to our room we were very
impressed at how stunning the room was
from the granite countertops to the
massive bathroom with soaker tub and
"Dukes" the restaurant on the property
was excellent and all the staff were very
friendly. The only thing is to make sure
you make reservations because it fills up.
days passed we realized one of our
favorite things about the resort was how
kid friendly it was. Our son who was 16
months was in love with the kiddie pool
and he was so proud that he could climb in
and out of the pool by himself.
In the future we would for sure stay
at Honua Kai again and can't say enough
positive stuff about it. We look forward
to our next visit!
Honua Kai Resort & Spa has a great fact
sheet that will help you sell this amzing
HERE to view and print it.
Great News! The Honua Kai
Hawaii $5-O promo has been extended. Book
by January 14, 2013 for travel January 06
to March 23, 2013 (February 15 to 22 black
out). Check with your favourite tour
operator for more details.
Best Day Travel
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
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
Best Day Travel Representatives are always
ready to help make the best day of your