May 2013 Newsletter


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May 2013
Dear Dave,


Today (May 1st) is Travel Agent Day!!! Did you know that?  


If I understand it correctly, Travel Agent Day means if you go outside and see your shadow we've got another 6 weeks of winter. OMG that's not good. Hmmm...maybe I got that wrong. Google it.  


Seriously, thank you for all the hard work you do. Being a travel agent is a tough job and we really appreciate it. Love ya, mean it!!!  XOXOXO


travel agent day


As a special treat for Travel Agent Day I'm going to share an amazing healthy recipe with you...  


Last month I was mentioning in the newsletter that I've been trying to get in shape and I've been working out and eating healthier. Well, my sister (Laurel) gave me a super heathy recipe for chocolate brownies and they are soooo good. Don't let the ingredients scare you...they are so delicious and they are packed with power-foods. Try them and let me know what you think. 


Muffin pic The Marsh Muffin-Top Recipe

bullet 1-19 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed well  
bullet 3 eggs  
bullet 1/4 cup of coconut oil   
bullet 1/2 cup honey  
bullet 1 tablespoon vanilla extract  
bullet 1/3 cup, sifted cocoa  
bullet 1 teaspoon baking powder
bullet 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
bullet 1/2 cup hemp hearts 

Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until it is all liquid with no lumps. Pour into cake pan or cup cake papers in a muffin tin.


Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (In my oven it took a full 35 minutes, so make sure to test your brownie).


Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate over night.  


In my opinion this tastes best cold straight out of the fridge. This cake is suitable for gluten free, lactose intolerant diets.  






Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing


Who wants to WIN 2 FREE round-trip inter-island tickets on Go!Airlines? Like Polynesian Adventure Tours - Gray Line Hawaii's facebook page and one winner will be randomly picked when they reach 1,500 fans.  
Contest Winners
A big congratulations to Suzanne Clarkson from Sell Off Vacations in Pointe Claire, Quebec for winning the April Photo Contest. Suzanne was randomly selected from all of the correct answers. Congratulations Suzanne!!!

Keep reading for this month's photo contest and you might be the lucky winner!!

Also, congratulations to Diana DiLeta from Uniglobe Sunburst Travel in Prince George, BC for winning a $25 gift card at the Uniglobe Spring Conference tradeshow in Richmond, BC.        
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In This Issue
Win 2 Free Tickets
Contest Winner
About Us
Social Media Slip Ups
El Cid Rewards Program
Acacia Holidays
Another RRMember Success Story
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Hilton Resorts & Krystal Hotels
Photo Contest
About Us

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 since 2008.

Freddie Marsh
Freddie Marsh, CTC
Dave Emery
Dave Emery


Social Media Slip-Ups to Avoid

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Social media slip-ups happen! 

Here are common mistakes in our industry and how to ward them off.     Read More button     

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.  

El Cid Rewards Program - Win a Trip
Sign up now for the generous El Cid Rewards program and qualify for a free trip to any of the beautiful resorts, in Mazatlan, Cozumel or the Mayan Riviera!  Then you will be able to enter your El Cid bookings and get a generous number of points to redeem for a variety of fabulous products in the online catalog!
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Acacia Holidays - The Place to go for Africa

Acacia Kenya Highlights Acacia Holidays has been around for many years, but they have had a fairly low-profile in Canada. Well, now that has changed. FMTM has been representing Acacia Holidays
in Canada since January and our job is to get the word out to Canadian agents that Acacia Holidays is THE place to go for Africa.


We have been asking agents to include Acacia Holidays on all of their Africa quotes and so far the feedback has been phenomenal...


The most common comment we are receiving is about how incredibly knowledable the Res staff are at the Chicago-based Reservation Centre, which of course is very important, especially for a destination like Africa that perhaps you don't sell every day. Travel Agents are also telling us that they are very impressed with the high quality of the itineraries and how competive the pricing is. 


One of the most popular itineraries is the Kenya Highlights. Agents love that it is guaranteed with just 2 passengers, departs daily and is commissionable at 15%. 

Call Acacia Holidays toll free for your Africa quote today at 1-888 472-4814.  

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Another RRMember Success Story
Shelagh de Sousa, CTC
Shelagh de Sousa, CTC


A big congratulations goes out to Shelagh de Sousa from Marlin Travel in Victoria BC. I was recently in

Shelagh's office and she was telling me that she earned $900 from RRMembers for booking her wedding group to Real Resorts!!!


Shelagh was thrilled and when I asked her what she was going to use the money on she said it was going towards her vacation to Italy. Congratulations!!!  


The RRMembers Commission Booster program is regarded as one of the best Travel Agent incentive programs in the industry.


It is super-easy to use and every booking earns you $$$ and your client even receives a welcome amenity from you in their suite. It's a win-win.Real Resorts Logo


What's even better is that even bookings made with your favourite tour operator qualify.


If you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for? Click HERE to sign up.

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Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Virtual Tour

Back in October we were over on Maui and we visited Honua Kai Resort & Spa because of course one of the best ways to effectively promote and sell a product is to experience it for yourself.

Let's just say it is incredible!!

If you haven't had a chance to see Honua Kai Resort & Spa for yourself first-hand, hopefully this short 5-minute video will help give you an idea of this incredible resort.

You will see it's not a professional video, but hopefully you will find it useful to help you become better familiar with the top-rated condo-style resort located right on North Kaanapali Beach.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa can be booked with your favourite Canadian tour operator such as; WestJet Vacations, Air Canada Vacations and Thomas Cook (Holiday House/Fun Sun).
Hilton Puerto Vallarta & Krystal Vallarta - Best Beach

pvr beachOne of the most frequent questions we get about any of the properities we represent is "How is the Beach?" Well, Dave was just down in Puerto Vallarta last month visiting the new Hilton and Krystal Vallarta. He is happy to say that these properties share one of the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta.  


Of course as PVR is on the west coast, the beach is the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful daily sunsets.  


pvr sunset


Photo Contest

Photo Contest May  

This month's photo shows a typical living room at what propety? For bonus points, name at least 2 Canadian tour operators that offer this property. 


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!!!

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