September 2021 Newsletter


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Back to School,
Back to Travel?
(DETM September Newsletter)
Dear Dave,
I chat with travel agents every day, and it is good to hear that most are cautiously optimistic about future travel. Most tell me that many of their clients want to travel this Winter and next Summer, while keeping an eye on the constantly evolving pandemic. So, while the kids are going back to school, it seems that agents are remembering their booking skills.
As we did last year, we are still following all of the rules and traveling locally. Last month we enjoyed an easy hike at the Kinsol Trestle, near Shawnigan Lake. 
Get out and explore our beautiful local parks and attractions.
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 and Hilton Resorts in the Puerto Vallarta area, along with the Krystal Ixtapa.
In addition, learn about the KRYSTAL KASH Agent Incentive Program, and 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
How many resorts in Mexico does El Cid Resorts have? Click HERE for a tip.

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Congratulations to Chris Shoemaker, of Northstar Travel in Kitchener, ON for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card.
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
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.
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.
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Shrimp Fajitas
bullet KRYSTAL GRAND LOS CABOS - Tripadvisor Award
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Wellness Travel
bullet Upcoming Online Training (Webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - Go to School
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
Mazatlan is sometimes referred to at the “Shrimp Capital of the World.” The El Cid chefs definitely take advantage of the abundance of fresh shrimp in their great menus. 
Here is the latest recipe from our El Cid chefs – Shrimp Fajitas! Click HERE to find the full recipe.
My colleagues at El Cid know that one of my favourites is their Coconut Shrimp. I don't have to look at the menu when I arrive on property.
In this particularly challenging year, Krystal Grand Los Cabos stood out by providing great service and experiences to every guest and has received the Tripadvisor Travelers Choice 2021 Award. This award places the KGLC resort in the top 10% of hotels worldwide. Click HERE for all of the TripAdvisor reviews. This award celebrates hotels that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe.
Click HERE to watch a one minute video on the Krystal Grand Los Cabos.
Also, don’t forget we released the KRYSTAL KASH Agent Incentive Program for Krystal Resort and Hilton Puerto Vallarta properties in the middle of last month.
For most of us, health and mental wellbeing are important in our lives. We believe that truly wholesome wellbeing can be found in the fresh air, being close with mother Earth - giving yourself time to breathe and think. Wellness holidays will allow clients to focus on their health and treat themselves. Many clients find that a few simple changes to their lifestyle can make a world of difference in their health.
Check out the Realistic Asia wellness tours HERE.
Click HERE to watch a 2 minute video on the Realistic Asia Wellness options.
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.
Go to school with these tips to smarten up your video content creation. Don’t waste time on the 3-R’s, when the 3-W’s of video will save time!
Travel Industry
Social Media Expert
“As my high school teacher, Miss Jula Coleman, used to say, 'we must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.”

President Jimmy Carter, 1977 Inaugural Address
Earn a minimum of $40 in gift cards for each Krystal Grand, Krystal Resort or Hilton Puerto Vallarta booking with KRYSTAL KASH. Click HERE for the full details.
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.







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