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Dear Dave,
How are you doing on your Christmas/holiday shopping? Mine is definitely coming along.  It doesn't hurt that many travel agencies are in malls...


I hope the cold, rainy or snowy weather is keeping you too busy to start the countdown to the holidays.

Here is a picture of the first snow in Winnipeg last week while I was there doing sales calls.  All of the agents seemed happy and that the sun season would swing into full gear now.

For the first time ever, we are going to be spending Christmas at our place.  We usually go away so have very few holiday decorating traditions.

One of my only, and favourite, Christmas decorations is the small nativity scene, made from olive wood, that I got in Bethlehem in 1998.  It is fun to display it in a place of honour this year!
Stay warm and Happy Holidays!
Dave Emery
QuoteQuote of the Month
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store." 
Dr. Seuss 
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, December 8, 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!).

Thursday, December 8, 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 (
Photo Contest
Krystal Grand from air
Name either of the 2 Krystal properties at the top of the "7" in Cancun.  (tip HERE)
Congratulations to Martine Landreville of Voyages Aqua Terra in Laval, QC, for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate. 

In this issue
bullet HONUA KAI Resort & Spa -Pools for Everyone!
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Great Press for Mazatlan!
bullet KRYSTAL RESORTS - Krystal CUN FAM highlights
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - Repurposing!
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
Honua Kai Resort & Spa's 3 great pools make up our aquatic playground.  

We have a beautiful infinity pool, a great water slide (for kids or kids-at-heart) as well as lots of nooks for guests to relax in.  The top part of one of our pools is now a "quiet zone."
Of course, if exploring the ocean is of interest, Honua Kai is on a beautiful stretch of Ka'anapali beach with a great coral reef right off shore.
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 - Great Press for Mazatlan!

Mazatlán received some great press last month in USA Today.  The article was entitled Mexican delight: Beach town fun, colonial charm in Mazatlán.  It gave a great overview of this beautiful destination.
Of course El Cid Resorts has 4 resorts in Mazatlan, with something for everyone:
bulletBudget-friendly accommodations to Luxury suites
bulletA 27-hole championship golf course
bulletA deep-sea fishing fleet
bulletNightly professional shows
bulletMany dining choices
bulletA tour operator 
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.
Krystal Cancun FAM Highlights

Just in case you missed it, Sandy sent out a report highlighting her FAM to the Krystal properties in Cancun. The Krystal Cancun and the Krystal Grand Punta Cancun are both family-friendly properties on one of the best beaches in Mexico.  In addition, they are just steps away from great shopping and the night-club district.
We are especially thankful to Sunwing for their valuable partnership in providing flights for this FAM.  Nexus Tours was also invaluable in providing great support and excursions!
The agents also had a chance to visit the Krystal Urban Cancun.  It is in the area of the Malecon Americans in Cancun.  The property offers luxury and comfort for both business or pleasure trips.
Also, see all of the updates at the Krystal Ixtapa HERE.
Click HERE to find Sandy's full FAM report.



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The DETM Team

Dave Emery
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