January 2022 Newsletter


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Happy New Year!
(DETM January Newsletter)
Dear Dave,
Happy New Year to all of you. Here’s to hoping that 2022 keeps us all healthy. Of course, I hope that we reach the “new normal” soon and more people are comfortable traveling.
I'm dreaming of warm palm trees, but just seeing frozen ones covered in snow...
frozen palm trees Quay
You know it is cold in BC when the Fraser River freezes over!
frozen Fraser River
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 Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Ixtapa. We will also include the Hilton Puerto Vallarta and the Hacienda by Hilton.
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 dave@daemery.com.
Ventus Ha
Name one of the 2 restaurants at the new Ventus Ha' property that all El Cid Riviera Maya guests have access to. Click HERE for a tip.

CLICK HERE to enter your answer or send an email to dave@daemery.com.
WINNER FROM LAST MONTH - Congratulations to Suzanne Whyte, of Uniglobe Carefree Travel in Courtenay, BC 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.
Also, remember the “Always Committed” hygiene and safety protocols for all El Cid Resorts HERE.
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Instant Savings with WestJet Vacations
bullet KRYSTAL GRAND CANCUN - The Grill Restaurant
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Family Travel
bullet Upcoming Online Training (Webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - Happy Retirement!
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
Starting now, El Cid Resorts is offering Instant Savings through WestJet Vacations on all 4 of the El Cid Mazatlan properties. This $250 CAD discount is offered on the El Cid Granada, Castilla Beach, El Moro and Marina Beach properties! The travel dates are from January 4 through June 30, 2022.
Find all of the details at WestJet Vacations.
Remember that El Cid Resorts in Mazatlan offers guests a full service of activities including:
bullet 27-hole championship golf course 
bullet Full-service marina with water excursions and deep-sea fishing 
bullet Ground tour operator (Pronatours) with an amazing variety of excursions 
Krystal Grand Cancun Grill
The specialty restaurant, The Grill, has re-opened at Krystal Grand Cancun with dishes inspired and created to express the personality of our great chefs.
Each dish is carefully prepared with dedication, style, and exclusive cooking techniques, such as the grill, the stone oven, and the star of the moment, the "Josper Charcoal Oven"; which combines the most innovative technologies and tradition. The "Josper Charcoal Oven" was created by the legend of the international gastronomic grill, Pere Juli and Josep Armangué, in Pineda de Mar, Barcelona. It combines a grill and an oven that allows very high temperatures, giving food juiciness, smoky firewood, and charcoal aromas creating an explosion of flavors on the palate.
With a wide variety of dishes, like "carne en su jugo", coffee crusted steak, meat cuts, local "cochinita pibil", and original creations that will bring unique gastronomic experiences to our guests.
You can find more information about the Krystal Grand Cancun, including a fact sheet and link to a short video HERE.
At Realistic Asia, they believe a family holiday is about spending quality time together. Their family trips are packed with fun and adventure-filled activities. The whole family will be entertained and educated by different cultures and unique experiences each day.
Realistic Asia designs exhilarating vacations to get family members of all generations to really discover south-east Asia - experiencing its countless wonders and collecting abiding memories together.
Check out the Realistic Asia Family-friendly tours HERE.
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.
Catherine Heeg, has been providing quality travel industry tips for agents in this newsletter for over a decade now. I'm happy for her, but saddened professionally that Catherine has announced her retirement. I, and so many travel agents, will miss her professional tips and advice! Enjoy your time Catherine!
Travel Industry
Social Media Expert
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past..”
Thomas Jefferson
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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