March 2015 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,


For those of you still in Winter's deep freeze, don't hate us on the west coast where we are enjoying above average temperatures and sunny skies.  In fact, Spring has come to the Vancouver area a few weeks early.  I took these photos over a week ago along the New Westminster river Quay (boardwalk).

As an amateur photographer, I enjoy taking my images, even from my cell phone, and turning them into some digital art.  

 Spring is a great time to enjoy the colours.

Ok, some of you were wondering how it went at our annual Oscar party.  I ended up on top with 20 out of 24 correct predictions. That was just ahead of Shelley, who got 19 correct. 

We all predicted that Neil Patrick Harris would be awesome (everything is)...and he was.  How did you do?  Did you predict that "Birdman" would take the big prize?


Happy selling!


Dave Emery

webinarsUpcoming Webinars

Find links to sing up for any of these webinars HERE.  All webinars will be only 30 minutes.



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


     Tuesday, March 10, 9 am PT, noon ET

     Wednesday, March 11, 9 am PT, noon ET



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, March 10, noon PT, 3 pm ET

     Thursday, March 12, 9 am PT, noon ET



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, March 10, 10 am PT, 1 pm ET

     Thursday, March 12, 10 am PT, 1 pm ET



To request a private webinar for you or your colleagues, please email Dave Emery (

El Cid Mazatlan FAM FAM

Are you a full-time travel agent?  

Has it been a decade or more since you have visited Mazatlan, or have never been there?

If you answered Yes to both of these, you may be the ideal candidate for our upcoming FAM.  El Cid resorts, along with our generous partners, WestJet Vacations and the Mazatlan Hotel Association will sponsor this FAM from April 18-22.  We have seats on the direct flights from YYC, and connecting flights from YEG, YVR and YWG.  The price is only $300 CAD.  This FAM, with single room occupancy at the El Cid Castilla Beach, has dual goals of allowing the agents to get to know Mazatlan as a destination, as well as the 4 El Cid resorts.


We have only a few seats still available, so email Dave ( for your application now.  

Quote of the Month

Spring is nature's way of saying, `Let's Party!'                                                         Robin Williams

About Us

DETM is an acronym for David Emery Travel Marketing. We are a Vancouver-area based company providing quality travel industry representation in Canada since 2009.
In this issue
HonuaKaiHonua Kai -  Size isn't everything, but...

Let's face it, that the last thing people want to do on holiday, is spend a lot of time in the hotel/condo. Well, that is, unless the condo is huge and incredibly luxurious. Honua Kai Resort & Spa was built from the ground up to go beyond what your clients would expect. Honua Kai lanai

To begin with, all of Honua Kai's accommodations are suites - from a roomy Studio Suite with approximately 595 sq. ft. to a palatial 2,650 sq. ft. Specialty Suite. Each suite features a private bathroom for each bedroom and so many more unexpected luxuries. The gourmet kitchens are all equipped with high-end Bosch appliances. Every fixture, every furnishing, every feature of the open floor plan has been designed to take Maui luxury accommodations to an entirely new level.


Here is a summary of the sizes of the Honua Kai suites:.

Once your clients have experienced Honua Kai, they may never again settle for less. 

ElCidEl Cid Resorts - All-Inclusive Elite Plan
Of course the El Cid All-Inclusive Plan
includes all of the amenities your'd expect from a great property:  meals at a variety of restaurants, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, Kids Club, nightly entertainment, non-motorized water sports and more.  
Did you know that the ELITE All-Inclusive Plan offers everything lists in the All-Inclusive Plan, plus a number of additional amenities, including:
bulletGuaranteed Ocean View rooms
bulletVIP check-in on arrival
bulletUnlimited rounds of Golf at the El Cid Country Club (caddy and carts not included)
bulletand many more amenities.
You can find all of the details of the All-Inclusive Elite Plan HERE.
Hilton-KrystalKrystal Resorts for Destination Weddings
Krystal Grand Punta Cancun

Krystal Resorts, on both coasts of Mexico, could be the perfect place for your next destination wedding group.  


Krystal Puerto Vallarta

All of the Krystal beach-front properties (Krystal Grand Punta Cancun, Krystal Cancun, Krystal Puerto Vallarta, Krystal Ixtapa, Krystal Beach Acapulco) have wedding coordinators to help make the planning process painless for your bride and groom, and great wedding packages available.  You can find out more about any one of the Krystal Resorts HERE.

Of course, the new Hilton Puerto Vallarta may be another great choice for your wedding party. 

photoPhoto Contest


What is the full name of this property at the top of the "7" in Cancun, on a beautiful stretch of beach, and close to the night-club district?

 Click here to enter your answer.



Congratulations to Karen Pearson of The Great Canadian Travel Co. in Winnipeg, MB for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate.


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