August 2019 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,

On our vacation last month we did a biking tour of Brussels for our one afternoon there.  It was the hottest day on record for Brussels (40.6C, 105F) beating the previous record of 39C set the day before.  (I almost didn't make it!)
We found out from our guide, that Manneken Pis (the famous "boy" peeing fountain) was rated #2 on a list of "underwhelming" tourist attractions.  I found it rated #1 on the list of disappointing tourists attractions
15. Hobbiton, New Zealand
14. Forbidden City, Beijing
13. Floating Markets, Bangkok
12. Bruges, Belgium
11. Stonehenge, UK
10. Madam Tussauds, anywhere
9. Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro
8. Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts
7. Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles
6. The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris
5. Loch Ness, Scotland
4. Mona Lisa, Paris
3. Spanish Steps, Rome
2. The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen
1. Manneken Pis, Brussels

I've always tracked the number of countries and UNESCO sites I've visited, but now I have a new goal! I've already visited 10 of these 15 "extremely disappointing" tourist attractions, but not sure I agree with the description for all of them...How many have you been to? 
Happy selling those disappointing as well as the exciting destinations!

Dave Emery

Photo Contest
How many spas does El Cid have at it's properties in Mazatlan?  Click HERE for a tip. 

Congratulations to Brandy MacDonald, of Vision Travel Solutions in Lethbridge, AB, for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card. 

In this issue
bullet EL CID - Mazatlan - NOT Disappointing
bullet EL CID Rewards
bullet Upcoming Online Training (webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT -   Avoid disappointing social ads
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
ElCid El Cid Resorts - Mazatlan - NOT Disappointing

The El Cid Resorts in Mazatlan are definitely not disappointing for your clients looking for that perfect balance of sun, water and fun activities. The 4 resorts definitely do offer something for everyone. If your clients are looking for:
bulletsome quiet (Granada or Marina Beach),
bulletsome activities (Castilla Beach),
bulletsome great kids and teens programs (Castilla Beach),
bulletan adults-only area (pool at El Moro),
bulletsome relaxing (spas - Country Club, Marina Beach),
bulletsome golfing (27-hole championship golf course),
bulletsome fishing (Ares Fleet),
bulletor even some excursions (PronaTours), El Cid would be your choice.

Mazatlan as a destination is also never disappointing. This is especially important for those clients looking for something authentically Mexican (the Colonial City on the Beach) when they have already been to the other popular Mexican sun destinations.

Just a reminder that we have some great tour operator partners. WestJet is flying year round to Mazatlan with same day connections from most western airports. Sunwing is flying direct from YVR, YYZ, YUL, YEG, YYC, YEG, YQR, YXE, YOW, YYJ during the winter season.
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 (
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 any 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.) 
The DETM Team

Dave Emery
Dave Emery

Heeg Avoid disappointing social ads
Do you want to avoid disappointing social ads? These tips and tools will help you to create stunning social ads and get noticed.

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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QuoteQuote of the Month
"Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."
Ibn Battuta
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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