So what did you go as for
Ralphie's life is
certainly "over the rainbow" from where she was, just over a
year ago. We adopted her from the Palm Springs Animal Shelter
after she was on the streets as a stray for about 3 weeks in the
middle of summer! Ralphie's full story can be found
Many agents in BC have seen
Ralphie out on sales calls with me. She loves the attention
that the agents give her. And after all...she has to earn her
Ralphie isn't terribly excited
about getting dressed in costumes, but once a year she has to
sport a new look for Halloween. Her "Grandma" is a big Wizard
of Oz fan, and got her this Dorothy outfit....She was NOT
|Ralphie's 2nd Halloween Costume
- She is still not impressed.
The two photos on
the right above were taken by our neighbor, Angie, who is a
talented dog photographer. If you are in the lower BC mainland,
HERE to find out more about Off Leash
Honua Kai - Conde Nast Traveler
Readers' Choice Awards
Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards have been announced and, we're
excited to share that
Honua Kai Resort & Spa is included as the #3 resort
in its list of top 25 resorts in Hawaii - Congratulations!
Win 3 nights at Honua Kai!
interested in winning 3 nights at Honua Kai? Learn more about
the Umbrella Getaway contest
HERE. You can enter the contest
Krystal Grand Punta Cancun
With breathtaking views of the Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, we
are proud to introduce the Krystal Grand Punta Cancun.
The property is located in the Punta Cancun area, next to the
Krystal Cancun, on a wonderful site sand beach. It is located
just steps from the Convention Center, shopping, restaurants,
cultural attractions and the best nightlife in the city. The
Krystal Grand Punta Cancun offers 295 rooms designed to create
an aura of tranquility, relaxation and true comfort. All rooms
have a private balcony to enjoy the breathtaking views of the
Caribbean Sea or the Nichupte Lagoon. The property is opening
as an all-inclusive property in December and pricing is already
loaded in the Sunwing system. Clients at the Krystal Grand
Punta Cancun, have exchange privileges at the nearby Krystal
Cancun. For more information, click
El Cid - Let's Go Fishing!
In Mazatlan or
the Riviera Maya
El Cid Resorts features a world-class pair of
marinas both in Mazatlán and in the Cancún/Riviera Maya area.
El Cid just published a new website to highlight these water
amenities and activities (Click
Sailing and cruising charters and sportfishing, scuba and
snorkeling excursions are available through the Aries
Fleet in Mazatlán and Puerto Morelos Sportfishing Fleet in
Sportfishing, scuba diving and snorkeling charters can be
arranged through Marina El Cid's Aries Fleet in Mazatlán and
features the newest and fastest boats in Mexico. Guests can
also enjoy whale watching, an adventure tour of Deer or Stone
Island or watch a spectacular Mazatlán sunset from a trimaran.
You can find the Mazatlán Fishing Calendar HERE to
see that there is great sport
fishing available year round.
As the only Riviera Maya resort with its own professional
boating services, Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach
Resort features a wide and deep channel -- providing safe
harbor to yachts and other large boats. Guests can
experience Cancún/Riviera Maya from a truly breathtaking
point of view, then drop
anchor and enjoy the luxurious accommodations and
world-class services of our oceanfront resort hotel and
Both El Cid Marinas provide professional docking and marina
services for vessels of up to 120 feet. In addition to
standard fishing dock amenities like electricity hookups,
fueling and pump out stations and 24-hour security, guests at
El Cid marinas enjoy full privileges at any of our oceanfront
Welcoming Sandy Ruel to the team!
Sandy Ruel has
joined DETM as Sales Representative, Canada, as of November
almost two decades of travel industry experience. Many travel
agents will remember that she served as the Alberta Business
Development Manager for Thomas Cook North America, representing
their 9 distinct brands for 3 years.
Prior to that,
Sandy worked for over a decade at WestJet, from the company's
inception. She served in various roles, including the Manager
of Specialty Products. As such, she managed a team of 45
people, including team leaders, outside sales representatives,
sales agents and coordinators.
The revenues of
the group grew exponentially while she managed the team. Sandy
was instrumental in creating the Specialty
Sales Department, as well as many other initiatives such as the
creation of the gift certificate program, the groups department,
and WestJet Vacations.
She has a
Criminal Justice certificate and is a certified yoga
instructor. Please join me in welcoming Sandy to the team! She
is Calgary based and can be reached at
Webinars - Hilton Puerto Vallarta
This month, we have the following Webinars scheduled for the
Hilton Puerto Vallarta
. All webinars will be 30 minutes.
We will also include information on the Krystal properties in
Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Acapulco. Click on the links
below to register.for the Hilton Puerto Vallarta webinar.
Tuesday, Nov 4, 9 am PT (noon ET)
Webinars - Honua Kai Resort & Spa (Maui)
Honua Kai is one of the top rated luxury condo resorts in
Maui, featuring spacious studio, one, two and three
bedroom suites. The property
is located on the world-famous Kaanapali
North Beach. Each suite
includes a fully equipped high-end kitchen, in-suite
washer & dryer, a bathroom for each bedroom and more. All
webinars will be 30 minutes.
Tuesday, Nov 4, 10 am PT (1 pm ET)
Name the great restaurant at Honua Kai, and don't forget to
order the Hula Pie! Click
here to enter your answer.
Winner from last month
to Robin Fast of Marlin Travel in Richmond, BC for winning last
month's Photo Contest and a gift certificate.
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