April 2020 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,
Besides taking care of your family, friends and clients, how are you using your time during these crazy times? Once you have taken care of your client cancellations/re-schedules, you may find yourself at home and with some time on your hands.
When have we had an opportunity in our lives to connect with immediate family, as well as get to those things that we know we should do? Here is a list of things to consider checking off your list while we have a chance.

WALKS - Get out and enjoy some fresh air. It will be good for your body and mind. Search for some local hikes (with lots of appropriate social distancing) that work for you (and gas is cheaper to get there right now).  The photo above and below is us hiking at Buntzen Lake (BC) 2 weeks ago.
COOK - Prepare some good food with your family. If you want some recipes that will use what you have (so you don't have to go to the grocery store) check out Supercook (website or app) or AllRecipes (website or app)
SCAN PHOTOS - I find that my older photos (from the 1970s and 80s) are fading. Before they totally fade away, I'm trying to scan them to preserve them digitally. You don't have a scanner? No problem, your smartphone camera will do a pretty good job for you.
COMPUTER BACKUP - Are you backing up your computer data regularly? Of course we all know that hard drives to fail and computer viruses happen. I like a free piece of software "Free File Sync" to assist with this necessary process.  

I also recommend backing up both onsite (an external hard drive) as well as offsite (cloud) backup. Now is the time to safeguard your important business data, personal data and photo memories.

HELPING FIGHT COVID-19 FROM HOME - Let your idling computer power start fighting diseases, including COVID-19, by clicking HERE. https://foldingathome.org/

PLAN - Develop a marketing/social media plan for when things return to normal. Check out Catherine Heeg's Facebook page HERE

INBOX - Clean out your email inbox. Do you use your email Inbox as a "To Do" list. Well, now is the time to deal with those emails and clear that Inbox. You will feel great that you accomplished something important.

ONLINE TRAINING - Do some online training so that you are up on your products when the time comes. Here is a link to our upcoming online training sessions for April.  In addition, we have several prerecorded (30 min) training videos also available to watch anytime.
When this is over, you don't want to be saying "I should have done..." while it was slow...

Dave Emery

Upcoming Online Training
Find links to sign up for any of these online training sessions HERE. All online training will be only 30 minutes.  For "anytime watching", check out a links to our prerecorded sessions HERE.
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.
Get a great overview of the Realistic Asia and their package and customized tours of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Learn why clients have been giving Realistic Asia amazing reviews on both their package and customized tours for over 15 years now. You will also be reminded of the great selling points and highlights of their destination countries!  HERE is the link for a prerecorded webnar.
To request a private online training session for you or your colleagues, please email Dave Emery (dave@daemery.com).
In this issue
bullet El Cid Resorts - What I'm Missing
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Luxury Travel
bullet Upcoming Online Training (webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT -  Staying in touch with Clients
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - What I'm Missing

While we are all waiting,,I can't help but think about the things I'm missing right now about El Cid Resorts and my annual FAMs there. Those of you who have been on a FAM with me definitely know what I'm talking about.

COCONUT SHRIMP - It is definitely the first thing I order when I arrive at the El Cid properties in Mazatlan.
QUIET BEACH - The Marina Beach property in Mazatlan has such a nice quiet beach, but still has the club house with staff taking care of your food and drink needs.

BEACH HAMMOCK - Even when the El Cid properties in the Rivera Maya are full, there always seem to be empty hammocks and lounge chairs on the beach.
SPA TREATMENTS - The spa at the El Cid properties in the Rivera Maya is amazing. I miss the 2 hour hydro-therapy and full body massage treatment!
Watch for some FAMs in the Fall.


Of course, now may be a GREAT time to check your El Cid Rewards balance and use some point with some fun online shopping.  Check out your balance at the El Cid Rewards Program


Note that bookings must be made through any Tour Operator such: Sunwing, WestJet, etc. Bookings made it through online companies such: Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com will not be applicable to El Cid Rewards points.
SViet REALISTIC ASIA - Luxury Travel
When your high end clients are ready to travel again, Realistic Asia has designed a new collection of luxury tours which you could find on their new website section HERE.
These tours are cover significant highlights of Indochina, but in a unique way. Your clients will explore the famous parts of Indochina and off the beaten track destinations, stay at top notch hotels and get deep into the lifestyle and culture of visited country: they will explore Hoi An by a vintage vespa, visit Vietnam War veteran and listen to the stories of his life,  kayak on the rivers of Northern Vietnam, visit local villages, have a tuk tuk ride for a Buddhist blessing ceremony in Siem Reap and much more.

To get the details of these trips visit Realistic Asia website. To get an agent rate for these packages and for other Realistic Asia standard tours send an inquiry HERE. https://realisticasia.com/plan-your-trip/

Realistic Asia has a blog update that is regularly updates HERE.  

You can also check out the latest Trip Advisor reviews for Realistic Asia HERE.   
Remember that Realistic Asia has about 40 standard tours that you can find HERE.   You can also easily request NET pricing IN CAD (with or without the flights to Asia) on a CUSTOMIZED tour for your clients HERE


The DETM Team

Dave Emery
Dave Emery


Sandy Ruel

Heeg Staying in Touch with Clients
During this crazy time staying in touch with your clients is critical. Getting to know and understand them better will help you in the future. Here's how to use your quarantine time to get a jump start  on the better times that are ahead.

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.
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: 
QuoteQuote of the Month
"I pictured myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried to sense what it would be like."
Jonas Salk
Photo Contest
What city is Realistic Asia headquartered in?  Click HERE for a tip.
Congratulations to Kress Donnelly, of South Beach Travel in Winnipeg, MB for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card. 

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