March 2018 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,
Well, it is the question that all of us are asking this time of year...When will Spring spring?

Of course I'm saying that from balmy(?) Vancouver where the bulbs started coming up at the beginning of February.  Then we were blasted with several more dumps of snow.

Most of us in the Vancouver area are definitely snow wimps.  As soon as the snow starts falling, roads close and most people driving on "all-season" tires start sliding around.

Well, our little dog, Ralphie, is definitely not a fan of cold rain or snow either.  After all, she was originally from Palm Springs and is definitely a desert dog!

Both Ralphie and I certainly hope that the Winter season has been great for sales, and that you enjoy Spring very soon!

Dave Emery
QuoteQuote of the Month
"Spring is the time of the year, when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade." 
Charles Dickens
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.

Wednesday, Mar 28, 11 am PT, 2 pm ET

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 Nuevo Vallarta.



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 Nuevo Vallarta property.

To request a private online training session for you or your colleagues, please email Dave Emery (
Photo Contest
What is the name of the most recent Krystal Grand property to open?  Click HERE for a tip.
Congratulations to Sylvia Wells, of AMA in Calgary, AB for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate. 
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.

In this issue
bullet KRYSTAL RESORTS - Krystal Grand Punta Cancun new video
bullet HONUA KAI Resort & Spa -  72 Luxury Villas on the way (Construction for now)
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Ventus at Marina El Cid
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT -  Cover Images Working?
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
Krystal Resorts - Krystal Grand Punta Cancun new video
If you have 4 minutes, check out this new video of the Krystal Gran Punta Cancun.  It certainly gives a great overview of the property as well as their great beach and location.  (Click HERE to watch the video.)

Here are some of my personal bullet points on this property!
bulletLOCATION - At the top of the "7" in Cancun
bulletBEACH - On one of the best beaches in Cancun
bulletNIGHT-LIFE - Walking distance to some of the best night-clubs in Cancun (Coco Bongos)
bulletEXCHANGE - Full exchange privileges with Krystal Cancun next door
bulletSHOPPING - Walking distance to great shopping
We are excited to announce that Honua Kai Resort & Spa will break ground on 72 luxury townhomes on the grassy area behind the two buildings.  The construction will start this month, and is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2020.  When completed, we will have additional 3 bedroom villas available!
The hours of development will be from Monday through Saturday from 9am -5pm.  Light work only (no noise) will be deliberately maintained from 8am-9am. During this time the remainder of the resort, pools, restaurants and all its amenities will still be available for guest enjoyment.
Note that the construction will only significantly affect our mountain and some of our resort view suites.  Look for construction view rates in your favourite tour operator.  This may be the perfect time to quote construction rates to guests who would not normally have the budget to stay at Honua Kai.  (Note that our Partial-ocean and OV suites will not be significantly affected by the construction.) 

You can find more information about the development HERE.

We have an ongoing booking bonus for agents booking one of our Royal Collection suites.
Don't forget to remind your Honua Kai clients to use the #HKMemories to share their Honua Kai memories.
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Ventus at Marina El Cid
Have you heard about El Cid's newest property - Ventus at Marina El Cid?  It is located in Puerto Morales, right next to the Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort.  The Ventus opened in November, and I was there at the end of the month with a FAM.  I can tell you that the property is a great family friendly resort and is ready to host your clients.

You can book the Ventus at Marina El Cid with your favourite tour operator.

El Cid Rewards Dog
In addition, don't forget great $50 bonus gift card promotions for all of the El Cid Mazatlan properties.  You can find the details of El Cid's current  promotions HERE.

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.

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: 

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The DETM Team

Dave Emery
Dave Emery



Gustavo Inciarte

Cheryl Green

HeegCover Images working?
If your cover images are like your storefront windows...are they working overtime for you?
Here's some cool examples of hard-working covers...think 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.
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