This week and last week was the WestJet
Mexico Expo with shows in Halifax,
Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and
Calgary. Real Resorts and
El Cid Resorts were there,
maybe we saw you at one of the shows??
In the original plan organized months ago, a
sightseeing day-trip to Banff was planned for
the Mexico suppliers for yesterday, the day
after the last show wrapped in Calgary.
Well, after the devestating flooding in Calgary
and areas of Southern Alberta, WestJet asked the
Mexico suppliers if instead of having a fun-day
in Banff, what would they think of spending the
day volunteering to help local flood victims
Guess what the decision was???
Tami Brown & Afra Davis
from WestJet Vacations and
Cesar Mendoza from
Mexico Tourism Board alongside various
Mexico Reps volunteered at
Neighbourlink Calgary, packing up goods for
the flood victims from bedding to toiletries to
Way to go WestJet and all of the Mexico partners
who volunteered their time to help Calgary and
the communities of Southern Alberta. Very proud
of all our colleagues. Bravo!!!
Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
Celebrity Edition Part 2
In last month's newsletter I shared some of my
celebrity sightings and I asked you to share
yours too. Well, you didn't dissapoint, and we
have another celebrity packed newsletter!!!
All of the stories and pics are great, and
thanks to everyone who sent them in, but my
favourite has to be from Colleen Roberts
from Marlin Travel in Surrey BC.
It was laughing so hard when I was reading it
and the photo made my week. With Colleen's
permission here is her story...enjoy!!!
Steve Martin from behind the bushes.
Hey Freddie, great celeb stories.
Mine aren't quite as great but I do have one
with a picture.This past summer we stayed at the
Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites in San Diego
and they have a concert bowl on site. Our room
happened to be very close to backstage and most
nights there were fairly decent headliners
playing. One evening Steve Martin's blues band
was playing so I went near the backstage to see
if I could catch a glimpse but security was all
over me. Since I was a guest at the property I
had access to the pool area which was just a
couple of shrubs and trees from backstage. I saw
him and could hear him talking and even saw him
up in the "after party" suite which was just a
few doors down from me. I snapped a couple of
shots and hung out with this young guy who was a
celeb hunter of sorts! His name was Romeo and he
was an autograph hound. He was really chased
back by security but he seemed pretty harmless
so I let him in to the pool area with my key and
we sat and chatted while he waited for his
chance. He finally got his autograph and I got a
picture of it. :)
can just picture Colleen lurking behind the
bushes. Too funny. Thanks for sharing it
The other celebrity photos that were sent in are
scattered throughout the newsletter so keep
Have a great month and if you need anything let
Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
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.
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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.
Congratulations to Karen Gruza from
Travel Masters in Saskatoon for
winning the June Photo Contest. Karen was
randomly selected from all of the correct
Keep reading for this month's photo contest
and you might be the lucky winner!!
Here is a photo sent in by Jennica MacPhee from
Marsha Steeves Destination Weddings in Vancouver BC.
At first I didn't recognize who she was posing with so I
had to double-check with Jennica. It's Bruno Mars!!
Dream Luxury Beachfront Villa by Real Resorts
Did you know that Real Resorts offers a
Dream Luxury Villa on the beautiful Island of Isla
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This property features four Junior Suites and one Master
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I was lucky enough to experience the
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perfect option for groups of friends or family reunions.
The photo on the right is from my neice/goddaughter,
Dana Marsh who ran into Seth Rogen at MSY
(New Orleans) in 2012. Dana was actually on her way to
come visit us in Palm Springs so I'm taking full credit
for her meeting him!!! HAHA
It's a good pic of Dana but not very flattering of
Seth...maybe he was jet-lagged??
Seth Rogen is Canadian (from Vancouver) and has starred in
a whole bunch of Hollywood films such as "Knocked Up", "Superbad",
Pineapple Express" and "The Guilt Trip" to name a few.
I actually just watched "The Guilt Trip" the other night
and it wasn't that bad. It got terrible reviews, but I
thought it was a cute movie.
He's also known for "The Green Hornet" but I"m not really
into those super-hero kinda movies so I'll probably never
Dana also added that she had another airport celebrity
sighting last month in Houston. She met Wee Man from
"Jackass". I actually have no idea who that is but she
said he was really cool.
Dana travels a lot for work and she said she thinks it's
time to start a celebrity run-in album, and I agree!!
Honua Kai Resort & Spa Among
America's Most Luxurious Hotel Suites
In case you missed it, in a
recent story on CNN Travel, Honua Kai was named
among America's Most Luxurious Hotel Suites.
Kamehameha Suite, Honua Kai Resort & Spa,
This six-room, oceanfront suite has the usual
big-suite perks -- fully equipped gourmet kitchen
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lavish bathrooms and huge beds in every room. But
the highlight is the 3,200-square-foot lanai --
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West Maui Mountains and the Pacific.
The next celebrity photo comes from Erin Hill at
Marlin Travel in St Albert, AB.
Here is my celeb photo with Ryan Stiles. He was
on "Who's Line is it Anyway" with Drew Carey and also
currently on Two and a Half Men. This picture was taken in
July 2011 at the River Cree Resort & Casino in Edmonton
when they brought their Improv show to the Venue at River
Cree. He is a super nice guy!
I remember him from "The Drew Carey Show". Remember that
one?? Nice to hear he's a good guy. He seems pretty down
to earth to me. Interesting fact, he is an American-born
Canadian. He was born in Seattle to Canadian parents.
And now you know.
This photo comes from my parents, Fred & Sheila
Marsh. They were at the 25th Anniversary
of the Manning Innovation Awards. Rick came over and
thanked my Dad for inventing the
Marsh Flexible Pegs which were saving so many players
from serious injury. Mom and Dad said he was very friendly
and made them feel very much at ease as they talked to
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If you're a Winnipeg Blue Bombers fan you probably know
who Chris Walby is.
Christine Ward from Ixtapa Travel in Winnipeg
sent this photo. Christine is a big Blue Bomber fan, but
she said she looked very little next to Chris.
Hilton Puerto Vallarta
Achieved AAA Four Diamond Rating
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort has been honoured with the
Four Diamond rating awarded by the AAA/CAA
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the AAA introduced the Diamond valuation and measurement
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