Renewed Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Sets Sail

Outrigger’s flagship property celebrates official grand opening following US$80 million transformation HONOLULU, 2022-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group celebrated a significant milestone 25 April with the official grand opening of the company’s flagship property, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, following an extensive US$80 million transformation. Approximately 500 VIP guests, including elected officials, key… Read the full press release

Outrigger is First Hospitality Company to Pursue Green Seal Certification in Mauritius, Fiji and Hawaii

Outrigger is First Hospitality Company to Pursue Green Seal Certification

The premier beach resort brand moves forward with leading sustainability certification process HONOLULU, 2022-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group announced today that it is moving forward with the Green Seal certification process at its beach resorts in Mauritius and Fiji and at seven of its owned and/or managed properties in Hawaii. With… Read the full press release

Uganda Emerging as ‘New’ Safari Destination in Africa for Americans

Elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park; the Lemala Wildwaters Lodge in Jinja; and the Silver Back adult male gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

As “Explore Uganda – The Pearl of Africa” is launched, the destination’s Ganyana Safaris appoints KG Global Consulting for the U.S. market   ENTEBBE, Uganda, 2022-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Ganyana Safaris in Uganda has announced a new partnership with KG Global Consulting to raise the profile of Uganda as a premier safari destination… Read the full press release

Five Reasons Why Uganda Should Be Your Surprise African Safari Choice

By Kizito Juma, safari operator Entebbe Uganda, 2022-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Uganda has just launched a new tourism campaign, “Explore Uganda – The Pearl of Africa.” When it comes to safaris and more, Uganda is indeed a ‘Pearl’ of a discovery. While people often think of Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa as likely… Read the full press release

Two Mauritius Tourism Villages Recognised Among World’s Best

Le Morne Brabant on the south coast of Mauritius

To celebrate, Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort announces special tour options to visit Le Morne and Old Grand Port   BEL OMBRE, MAURITIUS, 2022-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Two Mauritius villages have been included in the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s list of “Best Tourism Villages of 2021.” Looking back on the year, 44 villages… Read the full press release

Outrigger Resorts in Fiji Win Two Coveted Family-Travel Accolades

  SYDNEY, 2022-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island, Fiji Resort have taken first place in their respective categories in the Out and About With Kids – Readers’ Choice Awards 2021. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort was voted number one for family travel on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, ahead of… Read the full press release

Worldwide Travel Alliance Partners with Uganda’s Ganyana Safaris

Elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park; the Lemala Wildwaters Lodge in Jinja; and the Silver Back adult male gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  New partnership starts as the destination launches its “Explore Uganda – The Pearl of Africa” campaign; covid testing on arrival at Entebbe also dropped from 16 February as Ugandan tourism recovery gets under way LOS ANGELES, CA, 2022-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Worldwide Travel Alliance (WTA) has announced a new partnership with… Read the full press release

Newly Opened Outrigger Resort in Phuket Announces ‘Sandbox’ Promotion

Outrigger Surin Beach Resort

  PHUKET, Thailand, 2022-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News — The Outrigger Surin Beach Resort in Phuket opened at the end of December and is offering a special value added ‘sandbox’ offer, following changes which came into effect 11 January. Destination Phuket is one of four – Phuket, Samui, Krabi and Phangnga – locations in Thailand where vaccinated… Read the full press release

New Outrigger DISCOVERY Offers Enhanced Perks and Local Cultural Experiences

Outrigger DISCOVERY Offers

Outrigger DISCOVERY now offers greater flexibility on how guests earn and spend rewards – at home or away – with the redesign of GHA DISCOVERY   PHUKET, 2021-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, and Global Hotel Alliance’s (GHA) network of 35 distinct brands, have announced the launch of a redesigned GHA… Read the full press release

Outrigger Wins Big at HM Awards for Hotel Excellence in Asia Pacific

Outrigger Wins Big at HM Awards

  FIJI, 2021-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group dominated the 2021 HM Magazine Hotel Management Awards held at a black-tie event in Sydney Town Hall December 3, taking five accolades. Outrigger’s President and CEO Jeff Wagoner won Asia-Pacific Hotelier of the Year. Darren Shaw of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort won the South… Read the full press release

Ecolodge in Cambodia Reports Success in Nature Conservation

Elephants and otters have returned

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, 2021-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — CARDAMOM Tented Camp in Cambodia has witnessed the return of a small herd of elephants to its conservation area, after an absence of five years. A large group of Smooth Coated Otters are back too.   Forest rangers discovered and photographed elephant footprints and droppings inside… Read the full press release

Outrigger Mauritius Announces Sensational Festive Holiday Programme

Festive season variety with wonderful experiences for families and couples at Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

BEL OMBRE, MAURITIUS, 2021-Dec-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has announced a rich and diverse range of festive activities for the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations. From 20 December to 2 January guests have the option of enjoying activities such as lighting of the Christmas tree and carol singing. They… Read the full press release

New Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort in Thailand Designed in Harmony with Nature

All-new Edgewater Bar & Grill and transformed accommodations

Opening just in time for festive season – the contemporary retreat provides a sense of serenity at every turn, with expansive horizons and oneness with nature   PHUKET, THAILAND, 2021-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Premier beach resort brand, Outrigger Resorts revealed today the innovative design features for its newly branded Outrigger Khao Lak Beach… Read the full press release

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts’ Cyber Sale Offers Up to 50% Off

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

BANGKOK, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has unveiled a lineup of holiday discounts and deals for travellers seeking a relaxing retreat in Thailand, Mauritius, Fiji or Hawaii. With savings up to 50% off standard rates, the annual Outrigger Cyber Sale offers exclusive deals that can be booked up to 5… Read the full press release

The New Outrigger Surin Beach Resort Unveils Chic, Surf-Inspired Design 

Outrigger Surin Beach Resort

Opening 15 December – the boutique Phuket property to greet guests with innovative dining and plush, modernised accommodations PHUKET, THAILAND, 2021-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Premier beach-resort brand, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts today revealed the bold design and contemporary dining outlets for its newly branded Outrigger Surin Beach Resort. The boutique property facing the… Read the full press release

New CEO for World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage

Chris Flynn and Nigel Fell

SYDNEY, Australia, 2021-Oct-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The former Chief Commercial Officer of the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH), Mr Nigel Fell, has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The WTACH Advisory Board approved the promotion, proposed by former CEO Chris Flynn, on 26 October. Flynn will… Read the full press release

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Wins Best New Resort/Major Renovation in Hawaii

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort

HONOLULU, 2021-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The top-to-bottom enhancements at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort earned it the title of Best New Resort/Major Renovation in Hawaii at the TravelAge West 2021 WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards Ceremony held 7 October in Marina del Rey, California. Outrigger accepted the accolade for the US$80 million… Read the full press release

Khiri Travel Creates New Ecotourism Experiences in Sri Lanka as Demand Returns

Khiri Travel Sri Lanka staff and a sample of their new tour experiences for visitors.

LONDON, UK, 2021-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective 7 October 2021, fully vaccinated tourists can enter Sri Lanka with no need to quarantine on arrival. The only major requirement is a PCR test taken within 72 hours of embarkation for Colombo. Sri Lankan Airlines, Air Canada, Qatar Airways and others currently fly to Sri… Read the full press release

Outrigger Announces Management Team for Thailand

Outrigger Announces Management Team for Thailand

Experienced hoteliers will open three beach resorts in southern Thailand this high season PHUKET, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced its senior management team that will open three resorts in southern Thailand this high season. Tony Pedroni, has been appointed Area General Manager, Thailand. He will be supported by Sergey… Read the full press release

Avery Aoki Appointed Chief Financial Officer at Outrigger Hospitality Group

Avery Aoki

HONOLULU, 2021-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced the promotion of Avery Aoki from Vice President of Finance to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds David Nadeau, who will help to ensure a smooth transition for Outrigger’s financial team before retiring at the end of this year. As CFO, Aoki will serve… Read the full press release

“The Outrigger Promise” Wins PATA Gold Award

The Outrigger Promise Wins PATA Gold Award

HONOLULU, 2021-Sep-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group has won a PATA Gold Award 2021 for its campaign, “The Outrigger Promise.” Outrigger was announced winner in the Marketing Hospitality category at a virtual PATA Gold Awards ceremony which was broadcast globally on the PATA YouTube Channel 8 September. The annual Pacific Asia Travel… Read the full press release

Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa Opens With Blessing and Up To 30% Off

Scenes from the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa ceremony, 25 August.

KONA, Hawaii, 2021-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group officially welcomed Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa into its portfolio of premier beach resorts with a traditional Hawaiian blessing and ceremony, 25 August, and introductory rates of up to 30% off. On its first day of the resort being an Outrigger, a traditional blessing… Read the full press release

Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa in Hawaii Announces Leadership Team

Christine San Nicolas and Steve Solberg

Kona, Hawaii, 2021-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced two management appointments at the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa – the nine-hectare (22-acre) oceanfront property on Hawaii Island that is scheduled to re-open under the Outrigger brand in late August. Seasoned hospitality executive, Steve Solberg, will be the resort’s General Manager… Read the full press release

Outrigger Resumes Acquisition of Hawai‘i Island Resort

The new Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa

The premier beach resort brand further expands its footprint with planned purchase of 509-room oceanfront Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay HONOLULU, 2021-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group announced today that it has revived its plan to acquire ownership of Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, a 509-room property… Read the full press release

Outrigger Hospitality Group Acquires Three Thailand Resorts

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts growing in Thailand

Trio of beach resorts in Koh Samui, Phuket and Khao Lak to re-open under the Outrigger brand and management by the end of the year   PHUKET, THAILAND, 2021-Jul-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group announced today that it has completed its purchase of the Manathai Hotels and Resorts brand – inclusive of three… Read the full press release

Worldwide Travel Alliance Announces Travel Industry Partners for North America and China

Worldwide Travel Alliance Announces Travel Industry Partners for North America and China

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2021-Jun-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Worldwide Travel Alliance (WTA) has announced Re•think Travel Marketing as its travel industry partners in North America, and UnionWay as partners for China. Re•think Travel Marketing and UnionWay join the WTA effective 21 June. It means travel companies seeking business from markets in Europe, and… Read the full press release

Outrigger in Hawaii Rides ‘Wave’ To Take Three Travel Agent Awards

Outrigger Scores Top Accolades for Hawaii’s Best Hotel Chain, Best Hotel Brand for Families and Best Major Renovation   HONOLULU, 2020-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has been honoured with three 2020 WAVE Awards in the first-ever virtual WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards Ceremony. The premier beach resort brand proudly… Read the full press release

Khiri Travel To Go Carbon Neutral From January 2021

Khiri introduces comprehensive offsetting program with ClimateCare and new low emissions ‘slow travel’ holiday options Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2020-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Asian DMC Khiri Travel is on its way to becoming fully carbon neutral. As part of its approach to take responsibility for its impact on the environment, Khiri Travel has partnered… Read the full press release

Outrigger Launches Annual Cyber Sale for Beach Vacations

Outrigger Cyber Sale for Beach Vacations

Beach holidays in Hawaii, Fiji and Mauritius are being offered with up to 25% off standard rates plus free nights and additional perks, such as complimentary spa treatments HONOLULU, 2020-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Now, more than ever, travelers are yearning to escape for some well-deserved R&R in paradise. Just in time for the… Read the full press release

Outrigger Announces the Reopening of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger on November 13

Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

Waikiki’s First Craft Hotel to Host Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Culinary Event at Maui Brewing Co. on November 18 HONOLULU, 2020-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group, the premier beach resort brand in the world, is pleased to announce the official reopening of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, Hawaii’s first and only craft… Read the full press release