June 2014 Newsletter


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June 2014

Dear Dave,


How are you doing?? Summer weather is finally here - WooHoo!!! Now that it's nice out, what are your plans for the summer? Any fun road-trips?


As you know I'm on the road a lot with my job, and one quirky thing that I've noticed on my  travels is that a lot of towns have "The World's Largest...(fill in the blank)". For example, last week we were driving between Saskatoon and Regina for  the Sunwing shows and we stopped in Davidson where we noticed their random giant coffee pot and mug. 


Big Coffee Pot  



I know Vegreville has the world's  largest Psyanka (Easter Egg), Moose Jaw has the giant Moose (makes sense), somewhere in Northern Alberta I remember seeing the world's largest perogy (on a fork), Kitimat has a huge snowflake, and we can't forget the World's largest  Pinto Bean between Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. Even the  town we live in, New Westminster, BC (suburb of  Vancouver) has  the World's Largest Tin Soldier.


Tin Soldier  

I'm not really sure what the significance of the tin soldier is.   


Do you remember the episode of Corner Gas when they wanted  to build the big dirty hoe in Dog River to increase tourism? :)


So do you have The World's Largest Anything in your town?? 


Anywho, have a great month and chat with you  soon.
Freddie Marsh, CTC
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
5 Year Anniversary Package

Honua Kai WebinarHonua Kai is celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a 5 night stay and Save & Enjoy!


 Promotion Details:  

bullet Save! An instant $50 per night with the current Hawaii $5-O promotion
bullet Enjoy! A welcome package of 5 gift certificates from 1. Duke's, 2. Aina Gourmet Market, 3. Honua Kai Concierge, 4. Ho'ola Spa and 5.Beach Activities Maui.
1 Bedroom Suites shall receive a $20 Gift Certificate from each outlet, a $100 Value. 2 Bedroom Suites shall receive a $40 Gift Certificate from each outlet, a $200 Value. Gift certificates are neither non-exchangeable nor redeemable for cash or credit. 
bullet A five night minimum stay is required to qualify
bullet All Bookings must be coded "5YR" to qualify.
Booking Window: May 27, 2014 - July 31, 2014 (inclusive)
Stay Dates: July 24, 2014 - December 21, 2014 (inclusive)

This promotion can be  booked with your favourite Tour Operator!!
Hilton PVR - Get the Scoop in 9 Minutes

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Click on the link above for a 9-minute webinar on the Hilton Puerto Vallarta presented by our very own Dave Emery. If you would prefer a live webinar, Dave will be doing 2 of them this month and you can click on the links below to register. 

bullet Tuesday, June 24th @ 9am (BC Time) 
bullet Wednesday, June 25th @ 9:30am (BC Time) 
Sunwing Shows

Sunwing ShowsThank you to all travel agents that we saw at the recent Sunwing shows. Here are the winners of the gift card draws: 

bullet Eastern Shows - Norma Wheeler, Sears Travel, Ottawa, ON
bullet Western Shows - Jacqueline Senger, Marlin Travel, North Battleford, SK
Sneak Peek Video:
Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall
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Here is your first chance to look at the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall in Jamaica. This short video gives a wonderful look at these fantastic properties. 



The product of an extensive $85M development plan, the project transformed 1,500 feet of private Jamaican coastline into two world-class luxury 5-Star resorts.  Consisting of a total refurbishment of an existing property and the addition of a brand new Adults Only property, the vast majority of the 621 rooms boast an ocean view.


The Hyatt Ziva All Inclusive brandcaptures the fun and vitality of a vacation.  Guests of all ages discover the unexpected, as they try new things and bond in new ways through the passion of a warm and welcoming staff, the beauty of local culture and authentic culinary delights. The experience will inspire stories among groups, families, friends and soon-to-be friends.


The Hyatt Zilara All Inclusive (Adults Only) brandcreates endless opportunities to live in the moment.  Adult guests will delight in unique and spontaneous experiences, whether they seek ultimate relaxation in a carefree, sophisticated setting or a calendar of event activities - allowing them to explore their surroundings.  


The hotel fact sheets are now available for you. 

bulletClick HERE for Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall fact sheet
bulletClick HERE for Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall fact sheet 
Carnival Cruises Returns to Mazatlan

Mazatlán, Mexico's "Colonial City on the Beach," announced that Carnival Cruise Lines will resume service to the destination with year-round cruises departing out of Los Angeles. The seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise, which will begin sailing in April 2015, will include additional stops in Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. With trips planned on the ship Carnival Miracle, 2,124 passengers and 934 onboard crew members will arrive in Mazatlán with each stop.



"The inclusion of Mazatlán, or the 'Pearl of the Pacific,' in major cruise line offerings is a major achievement for the destination and we are thrilled to have Carnival back," said Frank Cordova, Secretary of Tourism for the region. "The city has taken great strides to improve its general infrastructure and the available amenities for cruise passengers, greatly enhancing its allure as an ideal travel destination. We welcome cruise travelers to experience Mazatlán's stunning beaches, rich colonial history and world-class gastronomy."


In addition to Carnival, four major cruise lineseither currently service or plan to service the destination. Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Azamara Club Cruisesresumed calls to Mazatlán's port in 2013. Princess Cruisesrecently announced its return beginning in fall 2014, with additional trips beginning in 2015 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the cruise line's first voyage to Mexico.


It is expected that calls to Mazatlán's port will bring 200,000 tourists in the 2014-2015 cruise season.


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Have those long, tall pins on Pinterest caught your eye?  I'll bet they have!  They take up prime real estate.  Here are two ways you can power up your pins and keep clients' eyes glued to your Pinterest boards.   

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.
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