November 2014 Newsletter


About DETM

Newsletter Index          

DETM Resources






November 2014
Dear Dave,

So what did you go as for Halloween?


Ralphie's life is certainly "over the rainbow" from where she was, just over a year ago.   We adopted her from the Palm Springs Animal Shelter after she was on the streets as a stray for about 3 weeks in the middle of summer!  Ralphie's full story can be found HERE

 Many agents in BC have seen Ralphie out on sales calls with me.  She loves the attention that the agents give her.  And after all...she has to earn her kibble somehow. 

 Ralphie isn't terribly excited about getting dressed in costumes, but once a year she has to sport a new look for Halloween.  Her "Grandma" is a big Wizard of Oz fan, and got her this Dorothy outfit....She was NOT impressed.

Ralphie's 2nd Halloween Costume
- She is still not impressed.


The two photos on the right above were taken by our neighbor, Angie, who is a talented dog photographer.  If you are in the lower BC mainland, click HERE to find out more about Off Leash Photography.


Happy selling!



Honua Kai - Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 
Honua Kai Webinar

Condé Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards have been announced and, we're excited to share that Honua Kai Resort & Spa is included as the #3 resort in its list of top 25 resorts in Hawaii - Congratulations! 

Win 3 nights at Honua Kai! 

Are you interested in winning 3 nights at Honua Kai?  Learn more about the Umbrella Getaway contest HERE.  You can enter the contest HERE.

Introducing the 
Krystal Grand Punta Cancun


With breathtaking views of the Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, we are proud to introduce the Krystal Grand Punta Cancun.  The property is located in the Punta Cancun area, next to the Krystal Cancun, on a wonderful site sand beach.  It is located just steps from the Convention Center, shopping, restaurants, cultural attractions and the best nightlife in the city. The Krystal Grand Punta Cancun offers 295 rooms designed to create an aura of tranquility, relaxation and true comfort. All rooms have a private balcony to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea or the Nichupte Lagoon.  The property is opening as an all-inclusive property in December and pricing is already loaded in the Sunwing system.  Clients at the Krystal Grand Punta Cancun, have exchange privileges at the nearby Krystal Cancun.  For more information, click HERE.

El Cid - Let's Go Fishing!

In Mazatlan or the Riviera Maya

El Cid Resorts features a world-class pair of marinas both in Mazatlán and in the Cancún/Riviera Maya area. El Cid just published a new website to highlight these water amenities and activities (Click HERE)


Sailing and cruising charters and sportfishing, scuba and snorkeling excursions are available through the Aries Fleet in Mazatlán and Puerto Morelos Sportfishing Fleet in Cancún/Riviera Maya.


Sportfishing, scuba diving and snorkeling charters can be arranged through Marina El Cid's Aries Fleet in Mazatlán and features the newest and fastest boats in Mexico. Guests can also enjoy whale watching, an adventure tour of Deer or Stone Island or watch a spectacular Mazatlán sunset from a trimaran. You can find the Mazatlán Fishing Calendar HERE to see that there is great sport fishing available year round.


As the only Riviera Maya resort with its own professional boating services, Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort features a wide and deep channel -- providing safe harbor to yachts and other large boats. Guests can experience Cancún/Riviera Maya from a truly breathtaking point of view, then drop anchor and enjoy the luxurious accommodations and world-class services of our oceanfront resort hotel and spa.


Both El Cid Marinas provide professional docking and marina services for vessels of up to 120 feet. In addition to standard fishing dock amenities like electricity hookups, fueling and pump out stations and 24-hour security, guests at El Cid marinas enjoy full privileges at any of our oceanfront hotels.

Welcoming Sandy Ruel to the team!


Sandy Ruel has joined DETM as Sales Representative, Canada, as of November 1st. 


Sandy has almost two decades of travel industry experience.  Many travel agents will remember that she served as the Alberta Business Development Manager for Thomas Cook North America, representing their 9 distinct brands for 3 years. 

Prior to that, Sandy worked for over a decade at WestJet, from the company's inception.  She served in various roles, including the Manager of Specialty Products.  As such, she managed a team of 45 people, including team leaders, outside sales representatives, sales agents and coordinators.  

The revenues of the group grew exponentially while she managed the team.  Sandy was instrumental in creating the Specialty Sales Department, as well as many other initiatives such as the creation of the gift certificate program, the groups department, and WestJet Vacations.


She has a Criminal Justice certificate and is a certified yoga instructor.  Please join me in welcoming Sandy to the team!  She is Calgary based and can be reached at

Webinars - Hilton Puerto Vallarta
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.  


Tuesday, Nov 4, 9 am PT (noon ET)

Webinars - Honua Kai Resort & Spa (Maui)
Name the Beach
Honua Kai is one of the top rated luxury condo resorts in Maui, featuring spacious studio, one, two and three bedroom suites. The property is located on the world-famous Kaanapali North Beach.  Each suite includes a fully equipped high-end kitchen, in-suite washer & dryer, a bathroom for each bedroom and more.  All webinars will be 30 minutes.   


Tuesday, Nov 4, 10 am PT (1 pm ET)

Honua Kai Restaurant
Photo Contest

Name the great restaurant at Honua Kai, and don't forget to order the Hula Pie!  Click here to enter your answer.

Good luck!!!


Winner from last month

Congratulations to Robin Fast of Marlin Travel in Richmond, BC for winning last month's Photo Contest and a gift certificate.

Don't hesitate to contact us for more information at
We are happy to help!
Dave Emery, 

David  Emery Travel Marketing (DETM)

David  Emery Travel Marketing  Logo
El Cid Resorts Logo


Honua Kai Logo


Hilton Logo


Krystal logo
About  Us
We are a Vancouver-area based company providing quality travel industry representation in Canada since 2009.
Dave Emery
Dave Emery


Sandy Ruel


Social Media Expert
Are you leading people on?  When you add the full line-up of your social links to each of your social sites you'll ... read more here.


Catherine Heeg Photo
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.


Client Resources

If you are looking for the latest brochure, promotion, news article or training resource from most of our clients, we have created a webpage where you can easily find the latest information. 

Also, past issues of the DETM Newsletter can be found here. 

Quote of the Month

"A wise person knows that the ability to laugh is one of the greatest joys of life."        

(author unknown)

Follow us on Facebook







  CONTACT US (click here)

    (Return to top)


This site was last updated 11/03/14