April 2018 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,
Lately, I've been enjoying exploring my ancestry, and specifically finding out the results of a DNA Test.  My partner gave me an Ancestry.com DNA test a few years ago.  I got the results of the DNA test right before we got on a Baltic Cruise.  
I found out that I was 19% Scandinavian and 2% Finnish/western Russian, and we were on our way to Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.  I knew I was mostly English and Irish, but never new about these and other components of my ancestry.
St Catherine's Palace, St Petersburg
If you haven't done it yet, I encourage you to do a DNA test, if even just for fun.  There as so many options (Ancestry.com, 23andMe, MyHeritage, and more).  It brings a whole new dimension to your travels, and some of them even add some useful genetic health markers.  I think I'm going to try 23andMe next, just to compare results.  (None of them are prefect, and they each use different reference databases.)

Have fun traveling, and exploring your ancient home lands!

Dave Emery
QuoteQuote of the Month
"People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining." 

Stephen Hawking

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.

Friday, April 27, 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 (dave@daemery.com).
Photo Contest
What is the name of the most recent El Cid property to open?  Click HERE for a tip.
Congratulations to  Adelle Ratcliffe-Smith of TravelMasters in Saskatoon, SK for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate. 
In this issue
bullet HONUA KAI Resort & Spa -  72 Luxury Villas on the way (Construction for now)
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Ventus at Marina El Cid
bullet KRYSTAL/HILTON - new Hilton Hacienda section
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT -  Live Streaming?
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
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 started last 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.  In addition, from now until April 30, you will receive 6500 points per booking at the Ventus at Marina El Cid

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

El Cid Rewards Dog
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.

Hilton Puerto Vallarta - New Hacienda section!

The new Hacienda section of the Hilton Puerto Vallarta is opening this month. The Mexican style section of the Hilton features garden view, pool view and swim-out rooms. Of course, guests will have full access to the Hilton Puerto Vallarta with it's restaurants, beautiful beach and adults-only roof-top lounge (O'West). The new restaurants at the Hacienda add to the eating choices offered to all Hilton guests.
Swim out room
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The DETM Team

Dave Emery
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HeegLive Streaming?
So you've seen a live stream or two now let's get rolling on your strategy with these tips.
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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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