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Countdown to the Holidays
(DETM December Newsletter)
Dear Dave,
No matter which wonderful Winter holiday you celebrate, they are quickly approaching. (Well, Hanukkah has already started…) 
I hope you are all safe and warm and get your fill of holiday treats and sappy movies.  
Definitely time for us to break out our childhood Christmas stockings.
Even with our 2nd Covid holiday season underway, I hope we can all continue to enjoy the people and activities that are really important to us. At least with vaccines readily available, we can get closer to the people we love.
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 Resorts in Cancun and Los Cabos. Note that one of the agent attendees will win a 3-night certificate at the Krystal Grand Los Cabos.
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
Realistic Asia has a number of great adventure tours. What would be your bucket-list travel adventure? Click HERE for a tip.

CLICK HERE to enter your answer or send an email to
WINNER FROM LAST MONTH - Congratulations to Shannon Vidal, of Sunny Days Ahead Travel, in Ottawa, 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.
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Grand Opening of the Ventus Ha' at Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort
bullet KRYSTAL IXTAPA - Bogart's Restaurant
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Adventure Travel
bullet Upcoming Online Training (Webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - Santa is Clever!
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
I’m happy to announce the official grand opening of the Ventus Ha’ at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort. The Ventus Ha’ is the sister property to the Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort and the Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort. This property has opened right behind the Ventus property. Here are some of my favourite things about this brand new property:
bullet Close to the CUN airport – The Ventus Ha’ is right behind the Ventus property and thus only 20 minutes from the Cancun airport in Puerto Morales.
bullet Full Exchange – Guests at the Ventus Ha’ have full access to the Marina El Cid and Ventus properties.
bullet 2 More Restaurants – 2 additional restaurants at the Ventus Ha’ are open to guests at all 3 properties.
bullet Platinum Service – Like the Marina El Cid and Ventus properties, the Ventus Ha’ offers the upsell Platinum Service. This includes special Platinum lounge access, butler service, aromatherapy and guaranteed sunset view rooms.
bullet Unique vibe - offers an approach to nature, creating an intimate atmosphere of beauty, wellness, and wellbeing with an inspired blend of luxury and comfort

Click HERE for the Ventus Ha' Fact Sheet.
A classic gourmet restaurant with a Moroccan-style atmosphere evoking the essence of the film "Casa Blanca". This iconic restaurant is included for our AI guests and requires reservations and “formal Casual” attire.
You can find more information about the Krystal Ixtapa, including a fact sheet and link to a short video HERE.
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.
Check out the Realistic Asia Adventure tours 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 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.
Santa is clever! Are you as clever with understanding YOUR clients? Dive into analytics to understand the naughty & nice of your client list.
Travel Industry
Social Media Expert
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”
Benjamin Franklin
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.
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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