January 2023 Newsletter


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Happy New Year!
(DETM January 2023 Newsletter)
2022 started with:
*PCR testing
*Arrive Canada app
*Covid spikes
*Booster shots
*Cancelled flights
*Stranded clients
*Long hold times
2022 ended with:
*Terrible flu season (plus still Covid and RSV)
*Booster & flu shots (thankfully)
*Cancelled flights
*Stranded clients
*Long hold times
I definitely admire you all for doing a tough job and taking care of your clients!
I made some traditional Scottish Shortbread for New Year’s Eve, to celebrate my Scottish heritage and ring in 2023. Shortbread was an expensive luxury and for ordinary people in Scotland. It was a special treat reserved just for special occasions such as weddings, Christmas and New Year. Click HERE for a bit more history of Shortbread.
Thank you for all you agents do for your clients!
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 8 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.
Congratulations to Ludy
Novosiltseff of New West Trip Holidays in New Westminster, BC as the winner 3 nights at El Cid Castilla Beach from last months El Cid webinars.
Take just a few minutes to learn a bit more about the Krystal Resorts in the Cancun & Cabos areas. In addition, learn about the KRYSTAL KASH Agent Incentive Program.
Get a great overview of the Realistic Asia and their package and customized tours of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. 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.
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 incentives@elcid.com.mxSee 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.
*EL CID RESORTS - Riviera Maya - Stay at 1, Play at 3
*REALISTIC ASIA - Best Vietnam Beaches
*KRYSTAL RESORTS - Krystal Ixtapa - New Barcito
*Upcoming Online Training (Webinars)
*Quote of the Month
*Quick Links
Remember that your clients have full exchange privileges at 3 resorts when you book them at one of the El Cid Resorts in the Riviera Maya. 
These 3 resorts are in Puerto Morelos, only 20 minutes from the CUN airport.
My favourite places are the 2 adults-only, quiet pools.
Click HERE for more resources on the El Cid Resources. 
Let´s dive in on what’s new at the Krystal Ixtapa. 
Your clients can have a good time and enjoy with their favourite drinks in our New BARCITO. It is open from 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
You can see a 2 1/2 minute video of the Krystal Ixtapa HERE.
Vietnam has a 3200 km coastline that spreads from North to South. This lets the country offer a stunning place for a beach break at any time of the year. Clear warm water, white sand beaches, swaying palms, and a big variety of activities – what else could your clients want? The only question is which beach to choose. HERE is our guide for the best beach destinations in Vietnam.
Click HERE for more details on these great beaches!
Name the city where El Cid Resorts got it's start and has 4 properties. 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 Chris Shoemaker, of Northstar Travel in Kitchener, ON for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card.
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 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. CLICK HERE







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