March 2016 Newsletter


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Dear Freddie,
Many of you in the BC area get to see Ralphie, our little dog, when I'm out on sales calls. She is a great little assistant, and I think some agents enjoy seeing her more than they do me!  You may recall that we adopted Ralphie after she was a stray wandering the streets of Palm Springs in the middle of summer in 2013. 
Just over a year ago, she tore a ligament in her leg jumping off the back of a sofa and had to have surgery. That was tough on her but she made a full recovery.

Just last December she did the same thing (tore a ligament), but to the other leg. Luckily this time she didn't need surgery.  She is in good shape again, to accompany me on local sales calls again!
Happy selling!
Dave Emery
Quote of the Month
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."  Wil Rogers
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.

Thursday, March, 10 am PT, 1 pm 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!).

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 (
Photo Contest
Krystal Grand from air
Name the property that guests at the Krystal Grand Punta Cancun have full exchange privileges at.
Congratulations to Kim Buck of in Victoria, BC, for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate. 

In this issue
bullet HONUA KAI Resort & Spa - Perfect for Families 
bullet El CID RESORTS - Deep Sea Fishing in MZT
bullet KRYSTAL GRAND PUNTA CANUN & Zika Virus Update 
bullet Upcoming Online Training
bullet Quick Links
Honua Kai's fully furnished suites are perfect for larger or extended families.  The 2 bedroom suites (1100 sqft) sleep up to 6 people and have 2 full bathrooms.  
The 3 bedroom suites are over 1700 sqft and sleep up to 8 people!  They also have 3 spacious bathrooms and 4 big screen TV's.
That aquatic playground with 3 pools, and 

the great beach maybe just what the family was looking for!

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). 

ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Deep sea fishing in MZT!




Did you know that Mazatlan is the "Billfish capital of the world" and that El Cid has it's own deep sea fishing fleet?  The El Cid Marina Beach property is home to the Aries Fleet.  
There are sport fish in season year round, for catch or catch-and-release!  You or your clients can find more about deep sea fishing and other water excursions, both in Mazatlan and the Mayan Riviera with El Cid HERE
Usually Canadian direct flights to Mazatlan start in November or December for the sun season.  WestJet has already announced that the first direct flight from Calgary to Mazatlan will be September 10th!

El Cid Rewards Dog

Don't forget to register your El Cid bookings in the generous El Cid Reward program.  It 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.
Krystal Grand Punta Cancun & Zika Virus Update
Here are a couple of handy facts about the Krystal Grand Punta Cancun (KGPC).
bulletGreat location, at the top of the "7" in Cancun
bulletThe beach is amazing
bulletShopping close by
bulletJust steps away from Coco Bongos and the night club district
bulletFull exchange privileges to the Krystal Cancun next door
Of course you can read more about any of the Krystal properties HERE.

IXTAPA FAM:  Also, the Ixtapa Visitor's Bureau, along with the Krystal Ixtapa, is hosting a 6 night FAM to Ixtapa - April 2-8.  There are a few seats left, so if you are interested, find more information HERE, or request the application HERE.
ZIKA VIRUS UPDATE:  We also wanted to share with you the latest information on the Zika Virus in Mexico. Here are a couple of quick points:
bullet Zika virus is not currently in major tourist destinations
bullet Only 65 cases have been reported in Mexico (as of Feb)
bullet About 80% of the people infected show no symptoms
You can find the full article HERE.  
Mexico update as  of 2/12/16

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The DETM Team

Dave Emery
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Conference Networking Tips
How do you plan to keep in touch with people you met at your last conference or trade show? 
With the conference season in full swing it's time to strategize how to make the most  of your networking and trade show time and effort. These tips and tactics will be useful after your conference to continue growing your relationships.
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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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