July 2014 Newsletter


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July 2014

Dear Dave,

So my best-friend Brent flew out from Edmonton to visit me last week. I can't even remember the last time he was in town so it was great to have him here and to hang out. I love Vancouver at this time of the year - there's so much to do.


Freddie and Brent pic


The weather was gorgeous last week so we decided to do the Grouse Grind. if you're not from Vancouver and  you aren't familiar, it's known as "Mother Nature's Stairmaster". Doesn't that sound like fun?? LOL  It's  only 2.9 km in length  but in that  2.9 km you gain 2,800 feet. Crazy!


In other words, it's complete hell. 


There are route markers along  the way and  when we reached 1/2 way I seriously thought that I couldn't go any further. Maybe they could send a chopper in to get me off the mountain?    

Grouse Grind pic


We persevered and we eventually did make it to the top. It took us just over 2 hours but now I can cross the Grind off my list. 


Are you planning on crossing anything off your list this summer??


Have a great month and chat with you  soon.
Freddie Marsh, CTC
Freddie's Top Then Reasons to Book Honua Kai Resort & Spa

10. Washer/Dryer. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal but believe me, IT IS A BIG DEAL!! It's so awesome having high-end washer/dryers in every suite.  Honua Kai Valet


9. Size. The units are BIG! Our 2-bedroom unit last October was over 1,200sq feet.


8. Aquatic Playground. The best pools on Maui!!


7. Duke's BeachHouse Restaurant. Hula Pie. Mmmmm...


6. Valet Parking. Is there anything better than pulling up in a convertible and handing the keys over to let someone else park it?


5. Consistency. Unlike most condo-style accommodations on Maui, you're not playing interior design roulette (some units looking like the 70's). Every unit is new and every unit is gorgeously decorated.


4. Kitchens. I'll be the first to admit I'm not a world-class cook, but even I appreciated the high-end stainless steel appliances in every unit.


3. Concierge. Friendly on-site concierge available to help you book tours or just to advise you the best places to go snorkeling or shopping.


2. Internet. Love it or hate it, fact is most of us are plugged in even on vacation. Great to have fast & reliable internet service to update facebook status and vacation pics!


1. Location. Hello?? It's located directly on the #1 Rated North Ka'anapali Beach!



FAM Opportunity
Playa Hotels and Resorts in partnership with WestJet is pleased to offer a 4-night hosted educational FAM trip exclusively to Canadian Travel Agents.
bulletSeptember 27th to October 01st.
bulletIncludes roundtrip flights on WestJet.
bulletIncludes roundtrip airport transfers.
bullet2 Nights in Cancun, all-inclusive plan.
bullet2 Nights in Playa del Carmen, all-inclusive plan.
bulletSINGLE Occupancy.
bulletEscorted by Freddie Marsh (Playa Hotels and Resorts BDM, Western Canada).

During the FAM we will be conducting site inspections at all 4 of our resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen (The Hyatt Zilara Cancun, THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen,  Gran Caribe Real and Gran Porto Real), attending a mock wedding, as well as meeting with representatives from the Weddings, Groups and Sales Departments. Don't worry, it won't be all work, we will also be including some fun events and free time to give participants the opportunity to better understand the Playa Hotels and Resorts philosophy and to experience first-hand our outstanding resorts and service.

bulletAvailable to Full-time Travel Agents Only.
bulletNo spouses or companions permitted.
bulletNo extensions in destination pre or post are permitted. 
bulletNo Air Deviations allowed.
FAM Cost with Air (tax included):
bulletToronto - $300
bulletMontreal - $300
bulletVancouver - $450
If you are interested in attending this FAM...
  1. Complete this FAM APPLICATION in  WORD format.
  2. Email completed application to freddie@freddiemarsh.com
Please note we are anticipating a lot of interest and we have limited space.
Krystal Vallarta Highlights - 4 Great Pools

Krystal Vallarta Pools


The Krystal property has been favourite of Canadians for years, and located on the same great beach as the new Hilton, right next door.

I love that the property has 4 distinct pool areas to choose from.  My favourite spot, for relaxing was the quite pool, to the south of the Krystal Club building on the beach.   Not only does this area feature a quiet pool, it has 6 jacuzzi's and great views of the beach.  Another quiet spot on the large property, is the aqueduct pool area, near the recently renovated suites and family rooms, located closer to the lobby/street area.  This is in addition to the large adult and kids pool areas, near the beach and adjacent to the buffet area.


Hilton/Krystal Webinars!! 

Click below to register...

bullet Wednesday, July 9th @ 9am (PST) 
bullet Thursday, July 10th @ 9:30am (PST) 
El Cid Resorts - Groups  Promo to MZT

El Cid Groups  

El Cid resorts is a great choice for groups traveling to both coasts of Mexico!  Whether they are a wedding group heading to the Riviera Maya, scuba divers going to Cozumel, or a family group looking at enjoying the Colonial City on the Beach (Mazatlan), El Cid may be the perfect choice.  


Right now El Cid Resorts in Mazatlan is offering travel agents an incentive of a $100 gift card for each 10 room booking (min 4 nights).  You can see the details HERE.



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