Two Seasons: Road Repair
& Snow Removal?
was doing a series of travel agent shows in Edmonton and
Calgary at the beginning of last month. It happened to
be the week of "Snowmagedon" in Calgary where the city
got 20+ cm of unexpected snow, and suffered power
outages, as well as a lot of damage to trees and other
property. I was on the plane heading from Edmonton to
Calgary and I was fortunate to have a window seat. When
I looked out the window at my right shoulder, and saw
the green and golden fields below me, probably near Red
looked out of the forward window, and it was a blanket
of white to the south! There was literally a line on
the prairie separating the colour from the lack of
colour. It was like something out of the Wizard of
These two pictures were
taken a minute apart on that short flight. The funny
(or ironic) thing is that the calendar still said it was
Fall season IS now here, along with the opportunity to
sell those Winter sun-destination dreams in Mexico and
Hawaii. Happy selling!
Summer hanging on while Fall and Winter are coming
(Calgary, Sept 11)
"A snowball in the face is surely the perfect
beginning to a lasting friendship." - Markus
Zusak, The Book Thief
El Cid -
Castilla Beach Earns
Quality Assurance Award; All
is well in Mazatlan after Odile
We proudly announce that the El Cid Castilla Beach
resort in Mazatlán, received this year's distinguished
recognition at the MLT University in St. Paul,
Minnesota. This award recognizes a very select group
of hotels for outstanding quality, customer service
and product delivery. Congratulations
Also, agents are asking how Mazatlan is doing after
Hurricane Odile brushed past the destination recently.
Well, I'm happy to report that all is well in
Mazatlan. The beaches beautiful and the water is
bluer than ever.
Clients enjoying the El Cid Marina Beach, Mazatlan
beach after Odile
Honua Kai's Pools &
Relax and play at
Honua Kai's Quiet Pool, Konea Lazy River, Family Fun
Pool, and the Hokulani Lap Pool. Of course the number
one question that I get from potential guests is, "How
is the Beach?"
Well, Honua Kai is located on the world famous Kaanapali
North Beach. I'm a scuba diver, and some of the best
snorkeling I have done, was right at Honua Kai's beach.
Hilton/Krystal PVR FAM
Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort and
Krystal Puerto Vallarta in partnership with WestJet
are pleased to offer a 4-night hosted educational FAM
trip exclusively to full-time Canadian Travel Agents in
western Canada. We have a few seats left out of YVR and
YYC, with connectors from YEG for the Nov 30 to Dec 4
FAM. If you haven't been to Puerto Vallarta in a long
while, or have never been, and are a full-time travel
agent, here is the
information. Here is the
application to send to
Just in case you missed the announcement about
changes to the firm,
click here to see the recent Press Release.
This month, we have the following Webinars scheduled
Hilton Puerto Vallarta
. All webinars will be 30
minutes. We will also
include information on the Krystal properties in
Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Acapulco. Click on the
links below to register.for the Hilton
Puerto Vallarta webinar.
Oct 29, Wednesday, 10 am PDT
Coconut Shrimp is the first thing I order when
visiting this resort chain in this city - that is
considered the "Shrimp Capital of the World." Name the
resort chain and city for a chance to win a gift
Don't hesitate to contact us for more information at
We are happy to help!
David Emery Travel Marketing (DETM)
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based company providing quality travel industry
representation in Canada since 2009.
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