June 2015 Newsletter


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Dear Freddie,


Let's face it, as travel agents I know you've picked up a lot of airline travel tips over the years.  Some of these tips were from your own travels, from your colleagues or from your clients. While I'm not an agent, as a person who travels (flies) several times a month, on business and for pleasure, here are a few of my favourite airline travel tips:

bulletWEAR A SHIRT WITH POCKETS:  I can see my passport and boarding passes at all times
bulletWEAR SLIP-ON SHOES:  As it makes it easier going through security
bulletCOLLAPSIBLE WATER BOTTLE:   I use a collapsible water bottle.  It is light and doesn't take up much room in my carry-on when empty.  I can fill it for the flight when I get through security.
bulletWALK AT THE AIRPORT:  It is tempting to sit down at your gate when you are through security, but I try to walk the length of the terminal if I have time before my flight.  I certainly can't walk much on the flight.
bulletSITTING DOWN QUICKLY:  Have a light, fabric grocery bag packed in your carry-on.  At the gate, I put my ear phones, neck pillow, iPad, water bottle, sweater/light sweatshirt in it.  When I get to my seat, I can easily and quickly put my carry-on in the over head bin, while throwing the light bag in my seat, with everything I may need for the flight.
bulletZONE 2:  Who doesn't love having an open seat next to them on the flight?  I select seats toward the back of the plane, as open middle seats are more likely to be in the back.  Also, I tend to board sooner, so that overhead bin space is not an issue.
bulletWINDOW SEATS (solo traveler):  I prefer window seats, so I can lean and nap when I'm not working.  To maximize my chances of an empty seat, I select a window seat (toward the back) with aisle seat already taken.   Unless plane is totally full, no one will select the middle seat toward the back.  
bulletWINDOW SEATS (couples traveling):  If I'm traveling with my partner, we select the window and aisle seats toward the back for the same reasons.  If someone is assigned the middle seat (as the flight is full), we offer that person their choice of the window or aisle. They are happy (as they are not in the middle) and we are still sitting together.

What are your favourite airline travel tips?  Send a your favourite tip to me (here), and I'll publish some of them in the July edition of this newsletter.


Happy selling!

Dave Emery
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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!).


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In this issue
bullet Honua Kai Resort & Spa - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 
bullet El Cid Resorts - Mazatlan - A few of Dave's Favourites
bullet Krystal Ixtapa - Sandy's Favourite Things
bullet Social Media Expert - Ready to pay for social ads?
bullet Upcoming Webinars
bullet Photo Contest
HonuaKaiHonua Kai - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor announced this month that Honua Kai Resort & Spa was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. 

This achievement is the direct result of consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travelers.  Congratulations to Honua Kai! 


And don't miss the Ko and Hala drink, from Duke's Beachhouse Restaurant, featured in Travel Age West magazine.


ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Mazatlan - A few of Dave's Favourite Things

Did you know that the El Cid Castilla Beach and El Moro properties share one of the largest pools in Latin America?

Of course it doesn't hurt to have Senor Frogs right on property!

I have to admit that the food at the El Cid properties, and in Mazatlan keeps me coming back for more.  Here are some of my favourtie coconut shrimp.

And look at those Mazatlan beaches!


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What is the name of this roof top lounge at the Hilton Puerto Vallarta? It is adults-only space with an infinity pool, open bar, sushi chef and amazing views!  Click HERE for a hint.

Congratulations to Allayne Clark, K Banks Travel, Penticton, BC for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate.

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Hilton-KrystalKrystal Ixtapa - Sandy's Favourite Things

The Krystal Ixtapa is located 20 minutes from the Ixtapa-Zihuatenejo Airport (ZIH), 5 minutes from the Marina and shopping area and 15 minutes away from the picturesque town of Zihuatenejo.   It's on one of the best beaches in the heart of Ixtapa hotel district covered with soft golden sand.  

My husband and I were in Ixtapa in April, for site inspections, and a few days of relaxation and exploring.

The main pool area is the centerpiece of Krystal Ixtapa and is considered to be one of the most unique and beautiful pools in all of Ixtapa.  My husband and I sure enjoyed relaxing around the pool. 

I loved exploring the wide variety of dining choices at the Krystal Ixtapa, including the Casablanca-style ambience of the famous Bogart's Restaurant or dance the night away at Christine Nightclub.  

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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.

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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.
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