February 2019 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,
It's already February, so time again for the Super Bowl and the Oscar parties!  Are you a Super Bowl or an Oscar person?   (I guess you could be both or neither...)


Not surprisingly, we are Oscar people!  Each year since 2004, we have hosted or attended a rotating Oscar party with 3 other couples of good friends.  I do have each person fill out a spreadsheet Oscar ballot voting on all 24 award categories. While no money rides on the results, the winners do get some fun prizes, and bragging rights.  Of course, all of the potluck food has to be related to current Oscar movie nominees.  (Chocolate cup cakes for "Coco" last year.)   (If you want a copy of my spreadsheet Oscar ballot, click HERE.)


I know similar party traditions happening around the annual Super Bowl weekend.   I can even imagine some friendly betting making the game even more interesting.
No matter which you celebrate, take a great from the busy winter season and enjoy your fun time with family and good friends!

Dave Emery
QuoteQuote of the Month
"A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and doesn't send a card."
Farmer's Almanac
Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort beach.
MZTEl Cid Foundation
Of course some of our clients love knowing that the resort they are staying at supports local charitable activities.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening and improving the welfare and quality of life for all who work for the El Cid family including their families, the community and the environment in which we live. 

The fundamental principles are to:
bulletImprove the quality of life for El Cid employees and their families, primarily in the areas of health, education, and housing.
bulletPromote environmental education and conservation of our environment to reduce pollution and protect our natural resources.
bulletSupport non-profit institutions and non-governmental organizations that are committed to social welfare projects.
bulletPromote, advise, and support the development of small family businesses to increase their household economies.
You can find out more about the El Cid Foundation HERE.

In this issue
bullet EL CID RESORTS -  Multiple Industry Awards
bullet EL CID RIVIERA MAYA FAM - Charitable Foundation
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT -  Got 29 minutes?
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Multiple Industry Awards
El Cid Resorts, a staple of México's hospitality and cultural experiences, is thrilled to announce the multiple awards granted by the most important companies in the travel industry.


- This resort was the only hotel in Mazatlan that has been awarded the coveted "Sunwing Favourite" issued by Sunwing Vacations for providing outstanding service and customer satisfaction.

This resort was awarded the 2018 Quality Assurance Award from Delta Vacations for its customer satisfaction index, ensuring superior quality, customer service, product delivery, demonstrating exceptional operational consistency and for achieving exemplary quality standards.


- This resort was awarded the Guest Review Award from Booking.com for it's commitment to quality in service.


- This resort received the Inspector's Best of Housekeeping 2018 award from AAA, ranking the property among the elite in AAA's lodgings.

You can find more details on these El Cid awards and others HERE.  Congratulations to El Cid Resorts!

Don' forget about the ongoing (and very generous) El Cid Rewards Program, El Cid announced an additional $50 promotion for any NEW bookings to the 4 Mazatlan properties for the coming season (details HERE).  
El Cid Rewards Dog
Photo Contest
Which is El Cid resort was named Sunwing's Favourite in Mazatlan?  Click  HERE for a tip. El Cid photo contest
Congratulations to Sheryll Donovan of Northstar Travel in Kitchener, Ontario, for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card. 

The DETM Team

Dave Emery
Dave Emery

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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.
Get a great overview of the 7 El Cid resorts on both coast of Mexico (Mazatlan, Riviera Maya & Cozumel), and learn which resorts would be perfect for your various clients.  You will also be reminded of the El Cid Rewards program and any current agent promotions.
To request a private online training session for you or your colleagues, please email Dave Emery (dave@daemery.com).
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