May 2022 Newsletter


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(DETM May Newsletter)
Well, after over 25 months, it was great to be out and seeing local travel agents smiling faces again!   I look forward to seeing many Langley-area agents at the Spoiled Agent show at the drive-in tomorrow (May 3rd). 
It is also great to have a trade show business trip on the books to look forward to this month. I look forward to seeing Calgary-area agents at the Spoiled Agent show at the drive-in on May 18th!
In this email I’m reminding you of all of the ways you can earn extra $ and rewards with our accounts!
Newsletter photo contest ($25) – With EVERY newsletter, one agent wins a $25 CAD Amazon egift card for just answering a simple question.
El Cid Rewards program – Turn the generous booking points for all 8 El Cid Resorts, into flexible shopping!
El Cid $50 Visa gift cards – El Cid regularly runs promotions where agents can get an additional $50 Visa gift cards for bookings at some resorts. (See the article for current specifics.)
KRYSTAL KASH Canadian agents can earn a minimum of $40 CAD for each Krystal Resorts or Hilton Puerto Vallarta booking.
Each of the above rewards and promotion programs work with direct bookings and bookings through our great tour operator partners including WestJet Vacations, Sunwing Vacations, Air Canada Vacations and TravelBrands. (See the exact details HERE on our website.)
I don't want you to miss a thing!
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 the Puerto Vallarta area and 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
The El Cid Rewards Program has been around for years and provides a generous amount of points that agents can redeem for gift cards or online shopping (Tim Horton's, movie, Apple products and MANY more.) Note that this program works for all 8 El Cid Resorts.
For some El Cid resort bookings, you can get an additional Visa gift card by emailing your El Cid booking details to 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.
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Rewards & Promotions!
bullet KRYSTAL CANCUN - Mediterranean Restaurant
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Foodie Dishes in Hanoi
bullet Upcoming Online Training (Webinars)
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
The El Cid Rewards program as been generous to agents for over a decade now, with their mascot dog, Chula. Register your direct or tour operator booking and get points to be redeemed for Apple products, Tim Horton’s gift cards, movie gift card and much, much more in the online catalog.
Log in to check your balance or register your bookings HERE.
El Cid $50 Visa gift cards – El Cid regularly runs promotions where agents can get an additional $50 Visa gift cards for bookings at some resorts. Right now you can get an additional gift card for bookings at the Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in the Riviera Maya. In the Fall, you will be able to do the same for El Cid bookings in Mazatlan with WestJet Vacations or Swoop. Click HERE for the full details.  
Please your palate, with our concept of avant-garde Mediterranean cuisine. You will pair your courses with the wine of your choice, influenced by Dionysius (Greek God of Wine) and choose one of our extensive Cavas. You can then select from the delicious creations that our Specialty Chef designs every day to create an extraordinary experience. Hedonistic fans are welcome.
You can see a 1 minute video of the Krystal Cancun HERE.
Vietnamese street food is the perfect combination of spices and is more diverse than just Pho. If you are planning to Hanoi on your holiday, these street food dishes are the must-try on any foodie adventure tour.
Banh Cuon is one of the traditional cakes made from Vietnam rice powder and water. 
One of the dishes every time mentioned in prestigious world magazines: Banh Mi.  It’s an airy French baguette, eaten with homemade pork-liver pate, chicken and pork, sliced papaya, cilantro leaves, slice cumber, chili pepper, and a light spread of mayonnaise
Check out more great dishes HERE.
What is the name of the El Cid Rewards program mascot?

CLICK HERE to enter your answer or send an email to
WINNER FROM LAST MONTH - Congratulations to Dawn Kodamaof in Calgary, AB for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain(?)
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.
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.
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. CLICK 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







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