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You are on mute!
(DETM February Newsletter)
Dear Dave,
“You are on Mute” or “Can you hear me” were certainly the catch phrases of 2020. Have you lost count of the number of Zoom, Webex, Facetime etc. meetings you have done with suppliers, as well as family and friends? 

I guess we are lucky that we still have these high-tech ways to stay in touch, both professionally as well as personally. 
(photo courtesy CBS TV)
Well, even though this Winter isn't what we hoped for, it is what we have. I admire all of the agents and agencies who are hanging in there and keeping in touch with clients who can't wait to travel as soon as they are allowed.
New Westminster Quay
Like most of you, I'm staying put and dreaming of travel. Above is a sample of my digital art from some of my photography...close to home.
Stay safe and strong.
Dave Emery
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 dave@daemery.com.
What was named the best city in the world (2019)? Tip HERE.
CLICK HERE to enter your answer or send an email to dave@daemery.com.
Congratulations to Ken Stewart of Crowfoot Travel Solutions in Calgary, AB for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card.
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, 

Also, you can get an additional Visa gift card by emailing your El Cid booking details to incentives@elcid.com.mx. See full program details HERE.

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.
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.
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Taste of Mazatlan
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Hoi An - Best City
bullet KRYSTAL RESORTS - Stay Safe & Clean program
bullet Upcoming Online Training (Webinars)
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
If you are missing Mexico, as I am, you can check out this recipe for Mango and Jalapeno Salsa from El Cid’s Chef, Luis Pazos. Of course, the state of Sinaloa, where Mazatlan is located, is known for all of it’s fresh fruit and vegetables.
All you will need is mango, jalapeno pepper, red onion, fresh ginger, and a few other staples from your kitchen. Click HERE for the full recipe.
Also, remember the “Always Committed” hygiene and safety protocols for all El Cid Resorts HERE.
The Hoi An ancient town was voted as the best city in the world in 2019 at the Travel+Leisure World’s Best Award.  Hoi An situated by the bank of Thu Bon River, lends the city a calming and nice atmosphere.
You can find banh mi everywhere in Vietnam but in Hoi An you have a chance to try Banh Mi at Banh Mi Phuong which was called the best sandwiches in the world by Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
Of course many of the Realistic Asia tours include a visit to Hoi An.
Krystal Resorts is proud to be the first Mexican hotel chain to announce a sanitary certification program under the name Stay Safe & Clean, based on compliance with strict hygiene and sanitization protocols, which will be audited and certified with the main objective for our guests to feel safe in our hotels.
The Krystal staff are doing everything necessary so that when your clients resume their business and pleasure trips, you can feel the highest confidence and trust in their very high Hygiene standards when recommending any of the hotels we manage. 
Dreaming of the beach at the Krystal Cancun? Me too...
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There is always light if we are brave enough to see it. There is always light if we are brave enough to be it..”
Amanda Gorman, 1/20/21
US Inauguration
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.
If you aren't familiar with Realistic Asia yet, you can check out their TripAdvisor reviews HERE. In addition, Realistic Asia has a blog update that is regularly updated 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








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