How are you doing on your
Christmas/holiday shopping? Mine is
definitely coming along. It doesn't
hurt that many travel agencies are in
I hope the cold, rainy or snowy
weather is keeping you too busy to
start the countdown to the holidays.
Here is a picture of the first snow in
Winnipeg last week while I was there
doing sales calls. All of the agents
seemed happy and that the sun season
would swing into full gear now.
For the first time ever, we are going
to be spending Christmas at our place.
We usually go away so have very few
holiday decorating traditions.
of my only, and favourite, Christmas
decorations is the small nativity scene,
made from olive wood, that I got in
Bethlehem in 1998. It is fun to display
it in a place of honour this year!
warm and Happy Holidays!
of the Month
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought,
doesn't come from a store."
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HILTON PUERTO VALLARTA
Learn more about one of Puerto Vallarta's
newest all-inclusive properties - the Hilton
Puerto Valalrta. We will also include
information on the Krystal properties in
Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Acapulco.
Thursday, December 8, 9:30 am PT, 12:30 pm ET
KRYSTAL GRAND PUNTA CANCUN & KRYSTAL
We will provide an overview of the new Krystal
Grand Punta Cancun and the Krystal Cancun
properties. Both are located in a great
location at the top of the "7" in Cancun, on
one of the best beaches in Cancun. They are
just steps away from shopping malls, restaurants,
cultural attractions and the nightclub area
(Coco Bongo's and more!).
Thursday, December 8, 10:30 am PT, 1:30 pm ET
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
To request a private online training session
for you or your colleagues, please email Dave
Name either of the 2 Krystal properties at the
top of the "7" in Cancun. (tip
FROM LAST MONTH
Congratulations to Martine Landreville of
Voyages Aqua Terra in Laval, QC,
for winning last month's Photo Contest and
Honua Kai Resort & Spa's 3 great pools
make up our aquatic playground.
We have a
beautiful infinity pool, a great water
slide (for kids or kids-at-heart) as well
as lots of nooks for guests to relax in.
The top part of one of our pools is now a
Of course, if exploring the ocean is of
interest, Honua Kai is on a beautiful
stretch of Ka'anapali beach with a great
coral reef right off shore.
Remember that for the spacious 3
bedroom suites, you need to special
request them from our tour operator
partners or from
won't see them listed on our partners
online booking engines. These large
suites are perfect for 3 couples
traveling together or and extended
family (max 8 people).
Cid Resorts - Great Press for Mazatlan!
El Cid Resorts
resorts in Mazatlan, with something
forget to register your El Cid bookings
in the generous El
Cid Reward program.
It provides points for online shopping
or gift certificates (details
and is always available for agents to
enjoy, both with direct and tour
operator partner bookings.
Krystal Cancun FAM
Just in case you missed it, Sandy sent out
a report highlighting her FAM to the
Krystal properties in Cancun. The
Krystal Grand Punta Cancun
are both family-friendly properties on one
of the best beaches in Mexico. In
addition, they are just steps away from
great shopping and the night-club
We are especially thankful to
for their valuable
partnership in providing flights for
this FAM. Nexus
was also invaluable
in providing great support and
The agents also had a chance to visit
It is in
the area of the Malecon Americans in
Cancun. The property offers luxury
and comfort for both business or
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