February 2016 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,

Many of you "senior" agents, have much more experience in the travel industry than I do.  As such, I'm always learning, especially from you, my travel agent partners.  Of course over your careers you seen it all... travel complications due to natural disasters, armed conflicts, weather problems, recession and currency uncertainty, and many more.  Of course you have taught me that these problems do come an go.
Here are some things that I'm grateful that you all have taught me recently:
bulletFor clients on a tighter budget, Mexico all-inclusive properties look pretty good
bulletMost Canadians are still traveling, but just lowering their expectations a bit
bulletCancun and the Riviera Maya is still the #1 destination for Canadian travelers seeking a winter getaway
bulletWest coast sun destinations such as PVR, MZT and ZIH are a great value
bulletHawaii is still a bucket-list or favoured destination for many clients (without a tight budget)

Many high-end clients have U.S. Dollar accounts 

bulletLow oil prices mean low gas prices ($0.64/L in Edmonton last week!)  (Put that savings from every tank in a vacation fund...)
Good agents seem to find a way to do well, and take care of their clients, in good or challenging times. Happy selling!

Dave Emery
Quote of the Month
"The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon."
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
Honua Kai Restaurant
What is the name of the restaurant at Honua Kai?
Congratulations to Jessica Pimentel of Canada One Travel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate. 
In this issue
bullet El CID RESORTS - Rewards and $50 CAD promotion

HONUA KAI Resort & Spa - Duke's Beach House Restaurant

SOCIAL MEDIA Expert - Video Tips for Travel Pros

bullet Upcoming Online Training
bullet Quick Links
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Rewards & $50 MZT Promotion
El Cid Rewards Mascot
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 CAD gift card promotion for bookings at the El Cid Castilla Beach property in Mazatlan for the rest of the season.  Also, rumour has it, that this promotion will work for ALL of the El Cid property bookings.  Just send your booking details to incentives@elcid.com.mx right away, and the El Cid team will send out your gift card right away...NO NEED TO WAIT UNTIL YOUR CLIENTS TRAVEL!

Hilton Puerto Vallarta - At-A-Glance
The all-inclusive Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort has everything you or your clients need for a relaxing vacation.  The resort offers 199 deluxe rooms and 60 suites, all featuring the Hilton serenity beds and breathtaking views of the ocean, gardens or mountains, with natural light from the large windows
The O'West Lounge (one of our favorite spots) is an adults-only section with an infinity pool and its own sushi bar.  It's the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the view of the bay while indulging in a refreshing tropical drink or handcrafted martini.   It is also available for private cocktail parties, family reunions or receptions.
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This upscale property offers 4 restaurants, 2 bars, the Ki Spa with a Floatarium room, a fully equipped fitness center & a Kids Club.  There is hi speed wireless internet available throughout the hotel and more than 10,000 sqft of meeting space.
For weddings the property offers the Joy Package, which is very competitive.   Please click HERE for more details.
Of course you can read more about any of the Krystal properties HERE.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Duke's Beach House Restaurant
The original Duke's Beach House Restaurant is pretty famous in Waikiki, and Honua Kai has the only one on the island of Maui.

I'm starting with a Duke's Lemonade cocktail and a Crab & Macnut Wontons for an appy.  Then I'm having the MacNut and Herb Crusted fresh catch fish for dinner, followed by Hula Pie for Dessert!

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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The DETM Team

Dave Emery
Dave Emery

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Video tips for Travel Pros
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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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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.
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