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One Small Step
(DETM May Newsletter)
Dear Dave,

We got our first shot mid-April and are so glad to have those antibodies coming along. One small step back to normalcy.
I also find myself so thankful for the vaccine researchers and producers around the world who have worked tirelessly to help stop the pandemic. Hopefully this is the start of the end of the horror and stress that our health care workers have endured for over a year.
Here is Catherine Heeg, my fellow newsletter contributor, also getting her first shot.
Most of us are well aware that the sooner we get immunized, the sooner clients will be comfortable to book and we can travel again also!
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.
The Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta Cooking class is
This month, we are featuring a webinar on the 4 resorts in the Vallarta area: Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta, Hilton Puerto Vallarta, Krystal Puerto Vallarta and the Hacienda (by the Hilton)
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
Name the charming fishing village where the 2 El Cid Resorts in the Riviera Maya are located.

CLICK HERE to enter your answer or send an email to

Congratulations to Ray St Martin of Expedia Cruises in St. Albert, 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 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, will not be applicable to El Cid Rewards points.
Also, remember the “Always Committed” hygiene and safety protocols for all El Cid Resorts HERE.
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 - - Riviera Maya properties - Dave's Top 10
bullet KRYSTAL GRAND NUEVO VALLARTA - Cooking Class - May 5
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Adventure Travel
bullet Upcoming Online Training (Webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - Small Step to Attract New Clients
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
Here are my top 10 favourite things about the 2 El Cid properties in the Riviera Maya (Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort & Ventus at Marina El Cid).
1. 2 RESORTS IN 1 - The guests at either property have FULL access to all of the facilities at the other property.
2. LOCATION - As the properties are conveniently located in Puerto Morelos - only 20 minutes from the CUN airport - guests won't have to ride for up to 2 hours to get to their Riviera Maya property. 
3. DINING & DRINKING There are 12 restaurant/snack bars/eating choices and 9 bars between the 2 properties.
4. ADULTS-ONLY AREA - There is a great adults-only infinity pool and large hot tub at the Ventus property.    
5. FAMILY FRIENDLY - Both properties are family friendly!. The resorts feature a great kids club and teen's club, both with long hours (open at least until 9 pm)!
6. FAMILY ROOMS - Also, both properties have "family rooms" that hold up to 5 people.
7. MARINA - We do have our own marina, to the south of the property, for convenient access to some great water excursions.
8. PLATINUM PLAN - The Platinum plan, an up-sell program guaranteeing an OV room, special lounges, a butler, etc. is available right through the tour operator partners.
9. 1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM SUITES - Both properties have 2 and 3 bedroom suites.
10. NEW - The Ventus property is El Cid's newest property and even the Hotel Marina El Cid property has been renovated recently.
On May 4 (11 am PT, 2 pm ET), you can take a quick tour of the Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta watch a cooking class. On the menu are fish quesadillas!
Webex Meeting ID 749 3408 0295;
Access Code: 1duN1d
or CLICK HERE for the full PDF and login details or here is the full login url:
Also, you can sign up for one of my webinars on May 27 HERE featuring the Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta, Krystal Puerto Vallarta, Hilton Puerto Vallarta and The Hacienda by Hilton.
Of course some of your clients will be looking for some “adventure travel” opportunities. They may be looking to connect with nature, explore untouched regions or learn first-hand about ancient cultures. Any of these types of tours could provide once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Of course Realistic Asia has a number of adventure travel tours that meet all of the above interests. You can find a number of them HERE.
One Small Step to attract new clients and maintain strong relationships. How to stay top of mind with your clients in a time when everything is changing. 
Travel Industry
Social Media Expert
“Reply when questioned on the safety of the polio vaccine he developed:

"It is safe, and you can't get safer than safe.”

Jonas Salk

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
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. Click HERE for a 2 1/2 minute overview.
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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