July 2017 Newsletter

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Dear Dave,
Happy belated birthday to Canada.  She doesn't look a day over 149!

A big part of traveling is enjoying the food and drinks in the area you are traveling to.  I thought it might be fun to share some of the tastes of Mexico and Hawaii from our resorts in this issue. 
The Strawberry Shrub
I was in Maui on a Honua Kai FAM recently, and we were hosted by Maui Craft Tours.  Here is a recipe for The Summer Schrub they are featuring from The Mill House, that perfectly represents their passion for all things "craft."
Serve it punch style at your next summer get together, sit back, relax, and imagine those beautiful Maui Sunsets.
1.5 vodka
0.5 oz St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
0.5 oz Home Made Strawberry Shrub


Shake with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a lemon twist, expressed over the glass.
It is really the shrub that makes this cocktail unique! To make a strawberry shrub, macerate 1 cup of strawberries with 1 cup of raw sugar and let sit covered for 24 hours, after 24 hours add 1 cup of white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar, mix well, and then strain out the strawberries. The final shrub can also be used with soda water for a non-alcoholic alternative.


Happy Travels and Happy Selling!
Dave Emery
QuoteQuote of the Month
"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.  In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.."
Julia Child 
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Strawberry Blue Lagoon & Strawberry Lake
Strawberry Blue Lagoon
I did a site inspection last month at The Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in Puero Morelos (Riviera Maya).  The food and drinks were great (as always) and I managed to get 2 recipes from the bartenders.
Strawberry Blue Lagoon
bullet2 oz vodka
bullet1/2 oz lemon juice
bullet1/2 oz sugar water
bulletsplash of margarita mix
bulletmineral water
bulletsplash of Blue Curacao
Mix all of the ingredients, serve over ice
Strawberry Lake
Strawberry Lake
bulletStrawberry Lake
bullet2 oz vodka
bullet1/2 oz lemon juice
bullet1/4 oz sugar water
bulletmineral water
bulletsplash of strawberry liqueur
bulletstrawberry pieces
Mix all of the ingredients, serve over ice. Garnish with strawberries.

Don't forget to register all of 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.

El Cid Rewards Dog

Through the summer, you can receive bonus points for any El Cid (Riviera Maya) booking!
Photo Contest
People who know me know that I love my coconut shrimp.  What resort did I enjoy this tasty dish at recently?  Click HERE for a tip.
Congratulations to Debra House of Halton Trafalgar Travel in Oakville, ON for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate. 

In this issue
bullet HONUA KAI Resort & Spa - Duke's Beach House Restaurant - South Swell
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Strawberry Blue Lagoon & Strawberry Lake
bullet AUTO EUROPE - Portland, Maine - Seafood delight
bullet KRYSTAL RESORTS - Spicy Shrimp & Mezcal Choyero
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - Cooking Success (with social media)
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
South Swell
Summer on Maui means long beach days, warm ocean water and south swells. Duke's Beach House, at Honua Kai, is celebrating summer with this cool, refreshing cocktail named after our favorite part of this season, summertime waves! Cheers to summer and surf!
In a chilled martini glass:
1.5 oz Stoli Blueberry
5 fresh blueberries
1 lemon wedge
0.5 oz simple syrup
0.5 oz Monin Blueberry Syrup
Garnished with a lemon twist and 3 blueberries on a pick.

Don't forget the additional Honua Kai $ promotion HERE for 3 bdr OV and Royal Collection suite bookings.
Honua Kai lanai
Krystal Grand Los Cabos - Spicy Shrimp & Mezcal Choyero cocktail
Spicy Shrimp
The KRYSTAL GRAND LOS CABOS (which officially opened in March) is NOW available through your favourite tour operator.  Here is their recipe for great Spicy Shrimp.
* Cocktail shrimp 500 g
* Lemon 700 g
* Grain salt 10g
* Salsa Maggi 2ml
* Coriander 50 grs
* Purple Onion 120g
* Green Serrano pepper 30g
* American cucumber 50g
* Corn tortilla 3 pcs
  Avocado 1pza
* Safflower oil 300 ml

Process:  Wash and disinfect the vegetables.


Peel the shrimp cut them in half's , remove the veins and wash, put in a bowl , cut the lemon and squeeze put 3/4 parts to the shrimp for 30 minutes to add salt and salsa.  Cook with the lemon.

Cut in a thin strips the onion and the cucumber, place in a blender and add the coriander, Serrano chili pepper, cucumber, lemon juice that you reserved, add salt and blend.  Add to the bowl with the shrimp and mix the ingredients.
Put a warm the oil, while you cut the tortilla in triangle and hot fry the tortillas.
Set up:  In a Martini glass. First put avocado match in 2 centimeter squares, add the aguachile, like decor make a fan of avocado, coriander leaves and a triangle of golden tortilla. Accompany with totopos or crackers.

Recommendation:  If you do not like it too spicy, reduce or remove the from chili the recipe.

Mezcal Choyero
Mezcal Choyero
Grill the pineapple for 5 minutes.  Mash with the mezcal, and added the triple sec.
Put ice in the mixing glass and shake for a minute
Rim the glass with with tajin and served, and  added 2 slices of Habanero  pepper.

Auto Europe - Portland, Maine headquarters - a seafood delight

Most of your are familiar with Auto Europe's excellent rental car service in 180 countries, but did you know that you can book hotels with Auto Europe?  Auto Europe's headquarters is in Portland, Maine, which has some amazing seafood restaurants...Just take a look at some of the local's and visitor's choices:



RESOURCES: Visit www.autoeurope.ca/global-agent or click HERE for more details!
AGENT REWARDS:  Don't forget the Drive your Rewards agent rewards program HERE.
Contact Wendy if you have questions.

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The DETM Team

Dave Emery
Dave Emery

Sandy Ruel sandy@daemery.com


Wendy Frost

SocialCooking Success (with social media)
Cooking success = Measuring correctly. Social marketing success = Measuring what counts! Fire-up your success with these measuring tips & tools.   
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
If you are looking for the latest brochure, promotion, news article or training resource from most of our clients, we have created a webpage where you can easily find the latest information.
Also, stay updated on the latest news, announcements and FAM information by connecting to our Facebook page HERE: 
Upcoming Online Training
Find links to sign up for any of these online training sessions HERE. All online training will be only 30 minutes.
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.
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 also cover the highlights of the NEW Krystal Grand Los Cabos property. 

Wednesday, July 12, 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!).

We will also cover the highlights of the NEW Krystal Grand Los Cabos property.

To request a private online training session for you or your colleagues, please email Dave Emery (dave@daemery.com).


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