May 2019 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,
Last month I gave you some of my favourite travel photography tips (HERE). This month, I promised to give you a list of my favourite Photo apps for your smart phone for quickly editing, backing up, organizing and making beautiful digital art.
EDITING: I know how to use Photoshop fairly well, but it takes a lot of screen time at a computer to edit my photos so that they "pop". With good photo apps on my smart phone, I can do 90% of what I can with Photoshop, and in a few seconds!

SNAPSEED (for Android or IOS) - This totally FREE program by Google is my #1 recommendation for quick or detailed edits to any smart phone photos. My favouritve effects are HDR and Drama. Luckily there are SO many good, short YouTube videos to watch on how to use the app.
If you've been on one of my FAMs, you may have even received a lesson from me on how to use Snapseed. A few of my favourite editing functions are Drama and HDR. I won't explain them here, but these can quickly and easily (with one finger tip), make your images pop!

TOUCH RETOUCH: For quickly erasing unwanted people or things in your images.  With one fingertip you can erase unwanted people or things in your images (see below).

GOOGLE PHOTOS (for Android or IOS) - This is a great app for backing up all of your important photos from your smart phone AND computer. It provides UNLIMITED FREE SPACE for images saved at the "HIGH" quality setting.   (You can pay for storage at "original size" which in most cases is unnecessary.      

Not only does it back up your photos quickly and automatically (especially from your smart phone) it will organize your photos in albums by people (face recognition software is amazing) and by location. These functions are GREAT for finding pics of loved ones or trip/FAM memories quickly!

DIGITAL ART: For turning your photos into a bit of 

digital art, here are 2 of my favourite apps that you do have to pay just a few dollars for:

WATERLOGUE: Produces a great water colour effect.



Makes a great line art effect.. 



I love being able to make all of these edits on my smart phone and in a few seconds. I hope at least one of these is new and useful for you. Of course, you can find tutorials in the apps and short videos on YouTube for how to use them (especially SnapSeed).
Happy selling and editing!

Dave Emery

In this issue
bullet EL CID - Great Golf Packages!
bullet EL CID upcoming FAMs
bullet EL CID Rewards
bullet Upcoming Online Training (webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT -   Image organizing tips
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
QuoteQuote of the Month
"You don't take a photograph, you make it."
Ansel Adams
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Great Golf Packages!

Have your clients discover Mazatlan´s finest golf courses with well-groomed fairways and greens, while enjoying a relaxing stay at El Cid Castilla Beach. Take advantage of El Cid's packages for your clients and have them enjoy playing in Mazatlan at the Three Best Golf Courses.
El Cid's Mazatlan Golf packages are either 4-night or 7-night.


Your Client's Stay includes:
bulletFour or Seven nights hotel accommodation
bulletGuaranteed ocean view accommodation with bathrobes
bulletAll Inclusive Elite plan
bulletStay in one and play all four El Cid Resorts restaurants and bars, including premium menu items (concessions not included)
bulletVIP Check in
bulletRound trip transportation: Airport-Hotel-Airport
Your Client's Play: at these 3 Challenging Golf Courses in Mazatlan: 
bulletEl Cid Golf Course & Country Club (27 holes): Unlimited Green fees including shared cart and caddie.
bulletEstrella del Mar Golf Course: Green Fees (18 holes) for one day including shared golf cart, caddie is not available, round transportation from El Cid hotel to the golf course.
bulletLa Marina Golf Course: Green Fees (18 holes) for one day including shared golf cart, caddie is not available, round transportation from El Cid hotel to the golf course.
Find more details HERE.
RewardsEl Cid Resorts - Rewards!
Remember both of El Cid Resort's reward "Thank you's" for all of your support!
1.  REGISTER  El Cid Resorts is happy to announce that they are continuing the "Bonus Points" offer for all 7 Resorts, on both coasts of Mexico!  Earn generous points for each booking, that are good for lots of rewards in the catalog (iPads, gift cards, TV`s, etc.)  You can find the full details of the Bonus Points offer HERE.  Just report your bookings at the El Cid Rewards Program

2. EMAIL:  Earn a $50 Visa Gift Card for every booking of 5 nights or more at and of the 4 El Cid Resorts in Mazatlan!  Check out the details HERE.  (Note you must send your booking details to to get your gift card.) 
MZTEl Cid upcoming FAMs
We host some great El Cid FAMs several times a year, both to the El Cid properties in Mazatlan (Sept 21-28) and the Riviera Maya (May 10-14).

Not only do agents have plenty of free time get to know the El Cid properties well, they have the opportunity to explore the destination, and become destination experts.


Here are summaries of previous FAMs.

The May Riviera Maya FAM is now full, but we are now accepting applications for the September 21-28 MZT FAM from good agents.  HERE are the details and applications for upcoming FAMs.

The DETM Team

Dave Emery
Dave Emery

Heeg Image organizing tips
Now that you're a pro at editing your images, how can you keep track of them? Check out these image organizing tipsNeed quick access to cool graphic quotes, travel tip images and video? Grab these for FREE:
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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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: 
Photo Contest
How many holes does the El Cid Golf Course feature?  Click HERE for a tip.
Congratulations to Jessica Dean of Vision Travel in Vernon, BC, for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card. 
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 (


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