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Dear Dave,
Of course New Year's eve was the optimum time for those well-meaning (and later-ignored) resolutions.   I would always recommend that all of our resolutions be SMART!  I guarantee that you will be much more successful if you follow these simple recommendations:
bulletS - Specific  (The more specific they are, the better.)
bulletM - Measurable (Can you say "Yes, I just accomplished that goal?")
bulletA - Attainable (Don't make them unreasonable, or you'll get discouraged and give up.)
bulletR - Relevant (Are they relevant to your life goals?)
bulletT - Timetable (By when?)
Also, I'd strongly recommend that you WRITE DOWN your resolutions and goals.  Sharing your resolutions with your supportive family members is totally helpful also!
The following are NOT SMART resolutions:
bulletI will lose weight in 2016
bulletI will eat healthier in 2016
bulletI will to better in sales in 2016
Here are a few SMART resolutions:
bulletI will lose 10 pounds by March 31, 2016
bulletI will eat 3 servings of fruit and vegetables a day for 2016
bulletI will improve my sales by 10% each month, over comparable months last year for 2016
Hiking in Palm Springs to get those step in!
I'll share one of my personal resolutions was to walk at least 50,000 steps a week in 2016.  That is about my 10K per day with some days of rest (or to make up steps).  I hope this is attainable for me.  Now you can ask me how I'm doing with this one...


Happy Selling!


Dave Emery
Quote of the Month
"Tomorrow will be a better day if you start to improve it today."
Upcoming Online Training
Find links to sign up for any of these online training sessions HERE. All online training 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.
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!).
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.
To request a private online training session for you or your colleagues, please email Dave Emery (dave@daemery.com).
Photo Contest

Which El Cid property has a PADI scuba dive shop right on property?
Congratulations to Martine Landreville of Voyages Aqua Terra of Laval, Quebec, for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate. 
In this issue
bullet Krystal Resorts & Hilton Puerto Vallarta- Top selling points for PVR properties
bullet Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Great flight prices!
bullet El Cid Resorts - La Ceiba Beach (Cozumel)
bullet Social Media Expert - Do it like the Brady Bunch
bullet Upcoming Online Training
bullet Photo Contest
Krystal Puerto Vallarta & Hilton Puerto Vallarta - Top Selling Points
Of course with the low CAD, west coast Mexican destinations, including PVR, continue to be a great value for Canadian travelers.  I was just in Puerto Vallarta a month ago with a great group of Travel agents, visiting the Krystal and Hilton properties.
Here are a couple of my top selling points for the two properties:

bulletLOCATION - only 10 minutes from airport, 5 minute walk to the marina and great shopping
bulletPOOLS - 4 pools to choose from, so it is always possible to find someplace quiet by a pool 
bulletLARGE ROOMS - with big bathrooms and nice size balconies
bulletMEXICAN CHARM - feel the charm of "old" Mexico at the resort
bulletALL-INCLUSIVE - the property is Hilton's first AI in Mexico, and still one of the newest properties in PVR
bulletO'WEST LOUNGE - this adults-only roof-top lounge has an infinity pool with amazing views, an open bar and great sushi
bulletSERENITY BEDS  - the beds are typical of all Hilton properties and most comfortable
bulletMODERN - the property has a modern look and feel, everything you would expect from a Hilton property
bulletDINING - Fine dining and 24 hour room service
Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Great Flight Prices to Maui
Have you seen some of those great prices for flights to Maui from Canadian airports on our tour operator partners?  Agents have told me about flights from Winnipeg as low as $600 CAD and from Vancouver, as low as $400 CAD!
Honua Kai Suite
Even with the low CAD, this may be the perfect time to book your clients at Honua Kai.  They would get all of the benefits of a luxury, top-rated resort, but with the amenities of a fully furnished condo.  Being in a condo can offer advantages of not having to go out for 3 restaurant meals a day.  Learn more about Honua Kai Resort & Spa HERE.

Congratulations to Christine Aske, of the Maritime Travel office in West Vancouver, BC, for winning one of the 3-night stays at Honua Kai during our recent Red Umbrella contest.  Look for future travel agent contests in this newsletter.
Remember that for the spacious 3 bedroom suites, you need to special request them from our tour operator partners or from Honua Kai directly! You won't see them listed on our partners online booking engines. These large suites are perfect for 3 couples traveling together or and extended family (max 8 people).
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ElCidEl Cid Resorts - La Ceiba Beach (Cozumel)
While I share a lot of information about the 4 El Cid Resorts in Mazatlan (with something for everyone!), and the luxurious Riviera Maya property (Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort), but don't forget about the El Cid La Ceiba Beach resort on the island of Cozumel.   
Of course Cozumel is just a quick ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, and is premier destination for scuba divers.  The El Cid La Ceiba Beach property is the perfect home base for your scuba diving clients.  With a PADI dive shop right on property, your clients will thank you for recommending this convenient property.
The ongoing El Cid Reward program, that provides points for online shopping or gift certificates (details HERE) is always available for agents to enjoy, both with direct and tour operator partner bookings.
In addition, we have extended the $50 USD gift card promotion for bookings at the El Cid Castilla Beach property in Mazatlan.


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Social Media Expert - Do It Like the Brady Bunch!
Do you remember 'The Brady Bunch' TV show?  Remember how each family member appeared in a separate square and they could all talk to each other?
Now there's a live-casting video platform that looks similar and is an awesome travel marketing tool.  You have the chance to ...read more
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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.
Connect with Catherine at www.cmsspeaking.com
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