July 2016 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,
Fruit tarts in Helsinki
Do you let your stomach do your traveling for you?  I'm more of a "bucket list" kind of guy, but I still really appreciate some good local cuisine!

This is our second annual Tastes of Summer" issue of the newsletter.   Enjoy these great recipes from our resorts and staff!
Roast beef on the Regal Princess

Happy grilling and selling!

Dave Emery
Quote of the Month
"A recipe has no soul.  You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe."
Thomas Keller
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Coconut Shrimp & Mexican Michelada

bullet1 egg
bullet1/2 cup all-purpose flour
bullet2/3 cup beer
bullet1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
bullet1/4 cup all-purpose flour
bullet2 cups flaked coconut
bullet24 shrimp
bullet3 cups oil for frying
  1. In medium bowl, combine egg, 1/2 cup flour, beer and baking powder. Place 1/4 cup flour and coconut in two separate bowls.
  2. Hold shrimp by tail, and dredge in flour, shaking off excess flour. Dip in egg/beer batter; allow excess to drip off. Roll shrimp in coconut, and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a deep-fryer.
  3. Fry shrimp in batches: cook, turning once, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Using tongs, remove shrimp to paper towels to drain. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce or mash potatoes decorated with grilled asparagus.
bulletMexican lager beer (Modelo is typical)
bulletClamato (or tomato juice, if you really can't stomach the idea of clam juice in your beer)
bullet3-4 splashes hot sauce, more or less to taste. I use Tapatío.
bullet2 splashes of Worcestershire sauce
bullet2 splashes of Maggi sauce (or soy sauce)
bulletJuice of one lime
bulletTajín seasoning (or salt) for the rim 
  1. Take about a tablespoon of Tajín (or salt) and sprinkle it on a small plate. Rub a slice of lime around the rim of the glass and then press the rim in the Tajín to salt the rim.
  2. Fill the glass about Ľ to with the Clamato juice. Add the hot sauce, the lime juice, the Worcestershire sauce, and the soy sauce. If you used Tajín to salt the rim, pour any excess from the plate into the glass.
  3. Fill the rest with cold beer.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!

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) and is always available for agents to enjoy, both with direct and tour operator partner bookings.
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.

Tuesday, July 12, 9:30 AM PT, 12:30 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!).

Tuesday July 12, 10:30 am PT, 1:30 pm 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.
To request a private online training session for you or your colleagues, please email Dave Emery (dave@daemery.com).
In this issue
bullet KRYSTAL RESORTS - Clericot, Philadelphia Roll, Krystal Grand Punta Cancun video
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Coconut Shrimp & Mexican Michelada
bullet Upcoming Online Training
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - Social media cookin'?
bullet Quick Links
Krystal Resorts - Clericot, Philadelphia roll, Krystal Grand Punta Cancun Video

CLERICOT (Krystal Beach Acapulco)
Media liter of water
7 tablespoons of white refined sugar
7 lemons
1 orange
2 pears
2 green apples
2 red apples
6 strawberries
2 peaches
Red or green grapes
Half bottle of red table wine

1. Make lemonade. In a pitcher pour a pint of water. First add 7 tablespoons sugar, then the juice of 7 lemons, mix well.
2. Wash and cut fruit into small squares and add to the pitcher.
3. Add the half bottle of red wine, stir well and finally, add ice to taste. Let cool.
4. Serve in a glass with a tablespoon of fruit and enjoy.

(Krystal Urban Cancun Centro)
bulletSushi Rice
bulletCream Cheese
bulletSoy sauce
Place one full sheet of sushi nori on the bamboo mat, shiny side down, lightly cover the nori sheet with your prepared sushi rice leaving the remaining inch and a half of nori bare lengthwise away from you, we turn the mat leaving the rice turning face down.
We place our toppings such ass cucumber and salmon, with our mat we start rolling our sushi in a squared form, fold your mat over, centering the ingredients with even pressure and tighten your roll by pressing and pulling on the mat. Cover the roll with a thin layer of cream cheese, once again we fold the roll in a squared and we start slicing in 8 pieces.
ADDITIONAL RECIPES:  Find additional Krystal Resorts recipes HERE.

KGPC VIDEO:  The Krystal Grand Punta Cancun has just published a great 3 minute video.  You can download it HERE. 

HAWAIIAN  DELIGHT CAKE                                

1White Cake Mix
8 oz. cream cheese
3 oz. package instand banana pudding
8 oz. Cool Whip
1 Large can crushed pineapple
2 cups milk
Sall package shredded coconut
Small package chopped macadamia nuts
Small can mandarin oranges
Drain pineapple juice into a separate bowl. Mix cake Batter and substitute the water portion with drained pineapple juice & fill the rest with water to complete the measurement
Bake cake in 9 x 13 inch pan as directed. Cool in pan.
Beat cream cheese, milk, and instant pudding powder until smooth. Fold in the crushed (drained) pineapple into the spread.
Then spread mix onto the cooled cake.
Add Cool Whip on top.
Sprinkle on shredded coconut & chopped macadamia nuts as desired
(shredded coconut optional and macadamia nuts may be substituted with livered almonds)
Top with two pieces of mandarin orange per piece



bullet2 whole limes
bullet2 tablespoons coarse sugar (decorator's sugar)
bullet2 jars (20 oz) mango chunks, drained
bullet1-1/2 cup Tequilla
bullet1-1/2 cup Triple Sec
bullet˝ cup sugar
Zest the limes and lay the zest on a plate.  If you have the time, let the zest dry out for 10 minutes or so.  Pour the course sugar over the zest and toss it around with your fingers to combine.  Lime sugar!  Yum.
Throw the mango chunks into a blender.  Pour in the tequila, triple sec and sugar.  Squeeze in the juice of the limes, then top off the whole thing with ice.  Blend it until it's totally smooth.  Give it a taste, then add more of what you think it needs.
To serve, cut a small wedge in one of the juice limes, and rub the lime all over the rim of the glass to moisten.  Dip the rim of the glasses in the lime sugar to give it a pretty, crystally rim.
Pour in the margaritas and serve immediately!


From now through December, book any of our spacious 3 bedroom suites or Specialty suites and earn an additional $100/$200 USD.  Bookings can be via our great tour operator partners or direct.
Find all of the details HERE.


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Social media cookin'?
Is your social marketing cookin'?  Summer is all about firing up the BBQ and your video camera.  Check out these recipes for video success.  There's even  Italian food photos in the video....
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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
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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Photo Contest

What is the full name of this property which is the home of El Cid's deep sea fishing fleet (Ares) in Mazatlan? (tip HERE)

Congratulations to Caroline Mago, of Sears Travel, Dartmouth, NS, for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate. 


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