August 2020 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,
Well we are still trying to make the most of our summer by getting out there and exploring locally.  I'm enjoying my photography
Boundary Bay

and turning some of my photos into digital art.

Jericho Beach
Freddie is doing some great reviews of many hikes and walks in the BC Lower mainland.  You can View, Like and please Subscribe to his YouTube channel "Freddie Got Furloughed" HERE.
Loved seeing and photographing Comet NEOWISE this last month.
Comet NEOWISE, July 19
I hope you have some fun, productive and healthy things to occupy your time, while we wait.
Dave Emery
QuoteQuote of the Month
""A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about."
John Mayer
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 webinar.
To request a private online training session for you or your colleagues, please email Dave Emery (
Photo Contest
Name one activity that kids may enjoy on a trip to Vietnam with Realistic Asia.  Hint Here


Congratulations to Lisa Raposo of CAA in Winnipeg, MB for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card. 
In this issue
bullet El Cid Resorts - Offering Eco-friendly Resorts
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Traveling in Vietnam with Kids
bullet Upcoming Online Training (webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT -  Tower of Time
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Offering Eco-friendly Resorts
Did you know that according to one survey in, 68% of tourists prefer to book an eco-friendly resort? With those numbers, why wouldn't you mention the eco-friendly features of the resorts you are quoting?   Many clients are wanting to contribute to saving the planet by choosing resorts that have similar values.
The El Cid Resorts (Riviera Maya, Mazatlan & Cozumel) are definitely eco-friendly resorts, offering services such as:
bulletOptional towel re-use
bulletExtensive recycling
bulletBiodegradable amenities
bulletBeach cleanup campaigns
bulletSea turtle conversation program
bulletAnd many more

You can find the full El Cid blog on eco-friendly actions HERE.
And don't forget the all El Cid Resorts are open as of July 1, in accordance with all local and federal requirements and their own "Always Committed" program.  This re-opening follows all the safety and hygiene protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO), in addition Preverisk and Cristal (Riviera Maya) guidelines.

"Always Committed" is clearly explained in this 88 second "client friendly" video HERE.

HERE are some of the new standards we are implementing to offer safe vacation experiences to our guests in our properties in Mazatlán, Cancún-Riviera Maya and Cozumel.
A few of the hygiene protocols include:
-        All staff will wear masks, gloves and when necessary protective masks.
-        Physical distancing is enforced in all areas.
-        Placement of antibacterial gel in all "guest contact" areas.

We want you to be able to sell any of the El Cid Resorts properties with confidence.


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.
SViet REALISTIC ASIA - Traveling in Vietnam with Kids
Vietnam is a great place for traveling with children. A family holiday there is safe, interesting, educational, and fun. But the main question in organizing a family vacation is what would be the best activities for the children. Here are a few ideas for Vietnamese activities for kids as well as their parents.
Mekong Delta
Learn about the water puppets in Hanoi.
Enjoy all that a Halong Bay cruise has to offer.

Paint and then fly a kit in Hue.

Enjoy a beach, anywhere...

You can find more ideas for traveling with kids in Vietnam HERE on Realistic Asia's Blog.


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 Tower of Time
Do you feel like we're in the Tower of Time? Too much time on our hands! Don't let your social be a time suck! Check out these tactics you can do in 27 minutes or less and still enjoy summer!

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
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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