January 2015 Newsletter


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January 2015
Dear Dave,


Are you ready for the New Year?  


Of course, the last year goes out with a whirlwind of activity.  Buying, wrapping, baking, traveling, unwrapping, visiting, cooking, eating, more traveling - all take up our time and attention.


Then, before we know it, it is time for New Year's Eve!  I read that about 45% of us make New Year's resolutions, but over half will give them up within 6 months.  Frankly I'm surprised most of us make it that long.  I've done fairly well with my resolutions for the past few years, but I'll admit that they haven't been too challenging.


Well, here is a Checklist for 2015 to consider:

bullet Packing up the tree and decorations
bullet Vacuuming pine needles
bullet Writing thank you notes
bullet Still visiting family and friends
bullet Setting those new year's resolutions
bullet Nursing a NYE hangover
bullet Picking up those stray champagne corks
bullet Bundling up for a cold winter - without all of the Christmas excitement
bullet Breaking those NYE resolutions...
bullet Bracing for a busy January booking clients to great sun destinations

Of course, you have to do all of these things, and more, while balancing all of your family, personal and professional priorities.  How do we do it???

Thank you to all of you who sent good wishes for Ralphie's recovery from her ligament surgery in November.  She is doing great.  She is doing her daily physiotherapy and getting stronger on her leg!


No matter what is on your New Year checklist, I hope you are healthy and happy in 2015!


Happy selling!


Krystal Grand Punta Cancun - 2 New Restaurants!


The Krystal Grand Punta Cancun property - the luxury property that opened in May of last year - just keeps getting better.  They just opened 2 additional a la cart restaurants in December.  In addition to all of the other dining choices, all-inclusive guests can enjoy the new, gourmet Japanese and Italian restaurants.


To see learn more about the Krystal Grand Punta Cancun, or any of the Krystal Resort properties, click HERE.  Click HERE to learn more about the Hilton Puerto Vallarta.
El Cid & Cesar Millán
El Cid Riviera Maya was happy to welcome, for the third time, their friend Cesar Millán, the Dog Whisperer. He spent the Christmas Holidays on property. 
Cesar must have discovered that this quiet property is great for both families and couples!

 As I was also on property last month, I'm guessing I just missed getting some tips from Cesar for Ralphie.


Click HERE to learn more about any of the El Cid properties. 


Mazatlán Travel Guide:

Click HERE to view or download this great guide to travel in Mazatlan. 

Honua Kai - We're #3! Honua Kai Suite

 Did you know that Honua Kai Resort & Spa is ranked #3 Best Maui Hotels and #16 Best Hawaii Hotels by U.S. News & World Report Best Hotel Rankings?  To create the 2014 rankings, U.S News & World Report evaluated 1,693 U.S. hotels, 271 Caribbean hotels, 342 Mexican Hotels and 223 Canadian hotels, taking into consideration the prominence of industry accolades a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests expressed through online reviews and ratings. Honua Kai Webinar

Honua Kai Resort & Spa has also been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top resorts in the world on The 2014 Gold List!


You can read more about these, and Honua Kai's other recent recognitions HERE.

Webinars this Month
Find links to sign up for any of these webinars HERE.  All webinars will be only 30 minutes.


Hilton Puerto Vallarta
Hilton PVR pool pic Learn more about one of Puerto Vallarta's newest all-inclusive properties - the Hilton Puerto Vallarta.  We will also include information on the Krystal properties in Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Acapulco.   

     Tuesday, January 13, 9 am PT, 10 am MT

     Thursday, January 15, 9 am PT, 10 am MT


Krystal Grand Punta Cancun & Krystal Cancun properties


We will provide an overview of the new Krystal Grand Punta Cancun and the Krystal Cancun properties.  Both are located in a great location at the top of the "7" in Cancun, on one of the best beaches in Cancun.   They are just steps away from shopping malls, restaurants, cultural attractions and the nightclub area (Coco Bongo's and more!).  


     Tuesday, January 6, 11 am PT , noon MT

     Wednesday, January 7, 10 am PT, 11 am MT


Honua Kai Reosrt & 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.    


     Tuesday, January 6, 10 am PT, 11 am MT

     Wednesday, January 7, 9 am PT, 10 am MT


Find links to sign up for any of these webinarHERE.   All webinars will be only 30 minutes.
Photo Contest
Name the the property with a PADI dive shop on site, that would be perfect for all of your clients who scuba dive.  From this property they can easily explore the 2nd largest coral/barrier reef in the world!  Click here to enter your answer.

 Good luck!!!


Winner from last month 

Congratulations to Susan Currie, of Travel Masters in Courtney, BC for winning last month's Photo Contest and a gift certificate.

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

David  Emery Travel Marketing (DETM)

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"May all your troubles during the coming year be as short-lived as your New Year's resolutions."  


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