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Dear Dave,
Happy Travel Agent Day!  It is a different one this year, but we still appreciate you and your efforts!  We sure hope you and your families are staying safe and sane.
Being patient sure is difficult, but necessary.  I certainly appreciate the fact that we have a safe shelter, plenty of good food available, fresh running water, great internet, and a place to walk by the Fraser River while social distancing.  Here is my April in 25 seconds...(CLICK HERE or on the photo below)

Besides doing a bit of work for my great clients, I'm also still spending time: 

Scanning old photos (here is one from the 1980s...not sure the context, but wine was obviously involved...)


- Working on my hobby - my coin collection

- Making some DIY Masks (no sewing, 5 min) from an old t-shirt (instructions HEREThey actually work pretty well.

- Baking (no yeast, no kneading beer bread recipe HERE)


- Phoning a friend a day, just to check in with them - usually on my walk
- Researching Family Tree again

What are you doing to stay sane and productive?


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 (
In this issue
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - New Destination - Mau Chau
bullet El Cid Resorts - Riviera Maya - Full Exchange!
bullet Upcoming Online Training (webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT -  Lights, Camera, ACTION!
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
SViet REALISTIC ASIA - New Destination - Mau Chau

While you are working from home and not booking much right now, this is a great opportunity to learn something new. Realistic Asia would like to introduce travel agents a new, "off the beaten path" destination in Vietnam - MAI CHAU. In this BLOG ARTICLE (click HERE) you'll learn a bit about Mai Chau. 

This area is a mountainous region in northern Vietnam and is a perfect place for those who want to get away from crowds and explore nature. If you have a client looking for an adventurous, eco-friendly trip with cultural immersion experiences, breath-taking rice terrace landscapes and beautiful limestone hills, this destination is something to offer them. 


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
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Riviera Maya - Full Exchange!

One of my favourite things about the two El Cid properties in the Riviera Maya (Puerto Morelos) is that there is FULL exchange for all guests between the properties. Whether the guests are on our AI plan or the upsell, Platinum AI plan (with lots of perks), guests at either property have access to all of the pools, a-la-carte restaurants and activities.

Some of the few things that do set the properties apart are that the Hotel Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort features a huge exciting pool with activities for all ages of guests.  Guests at the newer Ventus at Marina El Cid  property features several infinity pools, including the adults-only quiet pool and hot tubs.
Things like the kids club, teens club, the marina, amazing Spa and the Mercado de Dolores are all shared facilities for guests staying at either property. And remember, these 2 properties are only 20 minutes from the Cancun airport!


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, will not be applicable to El Cid Rewards points.



The DETM Team

Dave Emery
Dave Emery


Sandy Ruel

Heeg Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Lights, camera, ACTION! Are you still waiting to shoot more videos?
Here's 2 ways to strategically invest in producing  social videos on a shoestring.

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: 
QuoteQuote of the Month
"Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?"
Photo Contest
What city is El Cid Resorts headquartered in?  It is also known as the Colonial City on the Beach. I've also heard it called the "Pearl of the Pacific" and the "Shrimp Capital of the World."  Click HERE for a tip.

Congratulations to Marcia Korsch, of Direct Travel in Calgary AB for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card. 


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