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October 2014
Dear Dave,

Two Seasons:  Road Repair & Snow Removal?

Well, I 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 Deer.

Then I 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 Oz!  

 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 technically SUMMER!

Well the 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 El Cid!
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 & Beach!

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

The 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 Dave Emery.

Big Changes

Just in case you missed the announcement about changes to the firm, click here to see the recent Press Release.

Hilton PVR pool pic This month, we have the following Webinars scheduled for the 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

Photo Contest

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 certificate.

Good luck!!!


Don't hesitate to contact us for more information at dave@daemery.com or 604-328-6847.
We are happy to help!
Dave Emery, 

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