July 2021 Newsletter

Pandemic Lessons



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Pandemic Lessons
(DETM June Newsletter)
Dear Dave,
I hope that you are managing well as things are starting to get busier!

Here are a few things I’ve learned over the past 15 months:

* Don’t use 7 year old yeast packets…

* Separate bathrooms are really a must

* At least 10% of our fellow humans are selfish jerks... much more obvious with the mask requirements…

* Our necessities are really food, water, shelter...

* We live in a beautiful area in BC and now we have explored our local parks more…

* I don’t know anyone who ran out of toilet paper…

* I’m so thankful for our health care and essential workers…

* People think they need to travel, but they don't really... we provide a luxury service, not a necessity

* I’m thankful for good science and scientists…

* We CAN eat our own cooking everyday, for over a year…

* I lost count of the times I heard “you are on mute!”…

* Viruses are amazing things,

* And so is our immune system. Hopefully we all know a bit more about both.

* Too many people don’t know what 2 meters/6 feet are…

* It’s nice to quarantine with someone you love

* At the beginning of the pandemic, I predicted that it would bring out the best and worst in humanity… I was right…

I also remember everyday that we are lucky to be in a rich country where vaccines are available, but only 1% of people in low-income countries have been vaccinated. 
Also, some of our friends and relatives with compromised immune systems, undergoing chemo/radiation, etc., can’t be vaccinated and are still at great risk of becoming infected.
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.

Take just a few minutes to learn a bit more about the Krystal Cancun and Krystal Grand Cancun.
In addition, learn about the Stay Safe & Clean Covid protocol program.
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.
Name one of the recipes by an El Cid chef featured over the past few months. Click HERE for a tip.

CLICK HERE to enter your answer or send an email to dave@daemery.com.
Congratulations to Heidi Lawrie, of B-Side Travel in Edmonton, AB for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card.
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 - World Bee Day Support & A New Recipe
bullet KRYSTAL GRAND NUEVO VALLARTA - One Minute Video Tour
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Romantic Travel
bullet Upcoming Online Training (Webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - 2020 was a _______
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
Almost 75% of our food crops depend on pollination, and World Bee Day was May 20th.  El Cid Resorts supported this event by sponsoring and operating a bee apiary in their Conservation area in Puerto Morelos (Riviera Maya, Mexico).

Most of our clients are appreciate supporting and staying at resorts who are contributing to environmental protection and issues. Supporting World Bee Day is just one way that El Cid is supporting environmental causes.
Also, check out the latest Recipe from the El Cid Chef HERE - Spaghetti with Shrimp.
Have a minute? Check out this 1 minute tour of the Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta HERE.
To learn more about the Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta, and the other 3 Vallarta area resorts, sign up for one of our webinars on July 22. One attendee will win a 3-night stay at one of our properties. Here are the sign-up links:
Learn more about all of the Krystal properties HERE.
Southeast Asia boasts an amazing mix of city vibes, active adventures, and idyllic beaches, so it is the perfect destination for couples to create unforgettable memories. Realistic Asia has a number of itineraries perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways.
For more information about the many Realistic Asia romantic tours, click HERE.
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.
Also, remember the “Always Committed” hygiene and safety protocols for all El Cid Resorts HERE.
2020 was a ________ year. Here’s some silver linings that I’ve discovered. Click HERE to find out more.
Travel Industry
Social Media Expert
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
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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