February 2017 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,
So, are you a Super Bowl fan, Oscar fan or both???

Our house is definitely on the Oscar side.  We go to or host a small Oscar party every year, and all of our friends vote on all 24 categories.  We enjoy  "Oscar movie food"  and always have prizes for the winners.

BTW, what day is the Super Bowl??? :)
Don't hate us in the Vancouver lower mainland, as we are seeing welcome signs of Spring!
Have fun rooting for your favourite team, movie or actor!
Dave Emery
QuoteQuote of the Month
"For the first time, you can actually see the losers turn green"
Bob Hope, Academy Awards, 1965
 - the first to ever be televised in colour 
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, February 7, 9 am PT, noon 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, February 7 10 am PT, 1 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).
Photo Contest
Name the new General Store opened in December at Honua Kai Resort & Spa.  (tip HERE)

Congratulations to Sandi Muenz of Uniglobe Direct Travel in Kelowna BC, for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate. 

In this issue
bullet EL CID RESORTS - New Riviera Maya property video
bullet KRYSTAL RESORTS - Ixtapa FAM invitation - 4/3-7
bullet HONUA KAI Resort & Spa -Perfect for families
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - Marketing Calendars that work
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - New Riviera Maya Video

The Hotel Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort in the Riviera Maya (Puerto Morales) has a new (90 second) video you can view  HERE.  Remember this family-friendly, quiet property is only 20 minutes from the Cancun airport, and still perfect for couples.

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 Ixtapa - WestJet FAM Invitation - April 3-7
The Krystal Ixtapa and the Barcelo Ixtapa Beach, along with WestJet Vacations, will offer a 4-night FAM to Ixtapa from April 3-7. 
This may be the perfect time for good agents to acquaint/reacquaint themselves with Ixtapa, as we will be working with the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Visitor's Bureau to explore the destination.
Here are some additional details about the FAM.
bulletDirect WestJet flights from YYC to ZIH
bulletConnecting flights (same day) from YEG, YVR
bulletPossible connecting flights from YWG, YQR, YXE, YYJ, YLW
bulletSingle room occupancy!
bullet2 nights at Krystal Ixtapa, and 2 nights at Barcelo Ixtapa Beach
bulletSome free time to get to know the properties and destination
bulletOnly 19 agents on the FAM from Western Canada
bulletEscorted by Wendy Frost (Krystal Resorts)
bulletApproximate costs:  $420 CAD from YYC; YVR - $460; YEG - $475
Please note that this FAM is ONLY for full-time agents.  It is a working FAM, and as such, NO spouses are allowed, and there are no changes to the scheduled flights.   Click HERE to download the application to fill out and return.
Click HERE to find the full FAM report of last year's FAM to Ixtapa.  Click HERE to find out about future FAMs.


Honua Kai's fully furnished suites are perfect for larger or extended families.  The 2 bedroom suites (100 sq ft) sleep up to 6 people and have 2 full bathrooms.
Honua Kai Suite





The 3 bedroom suites are over 1700 sq ft and sleep up to 8 people.  They also have 3 spacious bathrooms and 4 big screen TVs.
In addition, for your exclusive clients , we have our Royal Collection of suites that feature HUGE ocean view lanais and LOTS of luxury!

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The DETM Team

Dave Emery
Dave Emery

Sandy Ruel sandy@daemery.com


Wendy Frost

SocialMarketing Calendars that work
Imagine if one glance showed you exactly what was planned for your social posts, newsletters, video, flyers, blogs, web campaigns and sales missions.
Many of us know the value of a marketing calendar, yet how many actually have one that works?
Catherine Heeg Photo
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.

Client Resources
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