OUTRIGGER Appoints Two New Waikiki General Managers

At the helm of OHANA Waikiii East by OUTRIGGER is Kiana Beimes and at OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel is Cecilia ‘Ceci’ Hamao HONOLULU, 2023-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels is pleased to announce Kiana Beimes as General Manager of the OHANA Waikiki East by OUTRIGGER and Ceci Hamao as General Manager… Read the full press release

Mekong Tourism Office Promotes Internships to Plug Tourism Skills Gap

BANGKOK, 2023-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has launched the Mekong Tourism internship finder on MekongTourism.org. The initiative is designed to address labour challenges faced by the tourism industry and to be a useful tool for interns seeking entry into tourism. The internship finder is primarily aimed at young people… Read the full press release

New General Manager for OUTRIGGER Kaanapali Beach Resort

Edwin Torres to take the helm of the company’s newest beach resort on the island of Maui HAWAII, 2023-Sep-6 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, Edwin Torres will lead the beachfront OUTRIGGER Kaanapali Beach Resort, in Maui, Hawaii. As General Manager he will help OUTRIGGER hosts, their families and the community in the aftermath of… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Adds Kauai Beach Resort to Portfolio

  HAWAII, 2023-Sep-1 — /Travel PR News/ — OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels is pleased to announce the addition of Kauai Beach Resort & Spa in Hawaii. Located in the picturesque town of Lihue on the enchanting ‘Garden Island’ of Kauai, the resort is spread across 25 lush acres (10 ha) of beachfront property and showcases 350… Read the full press release

Rajan Datar to MC Summit on Culture & Heritage in Tourism

Valencia, 2023-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Rajan Datar, the award-winning TV broadcaster familiar to BBC UK and BBC World viewers, will MC opening and closing sessions at the inaugural Global Leaders Summit presented by the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage. The summit in Valencia, 24-25 September, will address issues and opportunities where… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels Rides a Wave of Expansion with Maui’s Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel in Hawaii

OUTRIGGER adds its footprint to the number one ranked beach in the United States   HAWAII, 2023-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels has finalised its acquisition of the iconic Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel, situated on the sands of world-famous Kā‘anapali Beach – recently ranked as the No. 1 beach in the U.S. and… Read the full press release

New Staybridge Suites Hotels in Bangkok Offer Top Value Longer Stay Packages

The two Staybridge Suites properties in Bangkok have announced great value limited period promotional offers for stays longer than seven or 15 days   Stay Longer and Save More in Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor BANGKOK, 2023-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With the Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor “Stay Longer & Save More” package, guests staying… Read the full press release

Khiri Campus Launched in Asia

Asia-based educational programme specialist for young people around the world takes over where GROUND Asia left off BANGKOK, 2023-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A new specialist ground handler and programme creator for young people around the world travelling with educational institutions has been launched in Asia. Khiri Campus today takes over from its predecessor, GROUND… Read the full press release

New Urban Resort To Redefine Central Vietnam’s Food & Beverage Offering

Working together for the first time, Andrew Joyce of B&B Ideas Group and Le Ha Hoang of ShapeUs Studio, are creating ambitious food, drink and ambience experiences at the new Wafaifo Resort, Hoi An HOI AN, VIETNAM, 2023-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — A project is underway to redefine preconceived ideas about Vietnamese food, drink… Read the full press release

New Summit to Galvanise Policies on Culture and Heritage in Tourism

Early bird registrations are only available to 7 July for the new annual global leadership summit on culture and heritage in tourism   A selection of speakers who will exchange ideas at the inaugural summit on culture and heritage in tourism, which will take place in Valencia, Spain 24-25 September. Lewisham, Australia, 2023-Jun-29 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Khiri Travel Wins Twice at International Travel Awards in Dubai

  DUBAI, 2023-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Khiri Travel has won “Best Sustainable Tourism Company – Thailand” and “Best Destination Management Company – Thailand” at the 2023 International Travel Awards held in Dubai on 17 June. Award organisers, UAE-based Golden Tree, said: “Khiri Travel has shown itself as a brilliant representative of excellent services… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER ‘Zones In’ on Ocean Conservation

From clean-ups to coral planting, OUTRIGGER focuses on ocean health, this World Ocean Month   HAWAII, 2023-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — This June for World Ocean Month, OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels has pledged to continue making a difference at its premier beach resorts worldwide. Activities connected to ocean health and conservation will take place… Read the full press release

Khiri Travel and Cardamom Tented Camp Hailed Among the Best

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2023-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ —  Two YAANA Ventures companies were lauded in the 2023 Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards for Asia Pacific, which were revealed 5 June. Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia readers recognised YAANA Ventures’ Cardamom Tented Camp ecolodge in Cambodia and Khiri Travel, a pan-Asian destination management company, as… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Khao Lak Beach Resort Earns High Acclaim On Three Separate Review Platforms

PHUKET, THAILAND, 2023-Jun-6— /Travel PR News/ — OUTRIGGER Khao Lak Beach Resort has gathered three leading guest satisfaction accolades in the last few weeks. Tourists travelling with HolidayCheck have praised the resort which has earned the accolade “Recommended on HolidayCheck 2023”. HolidayCheck enables package travel reviews and bookings in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, under the… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Appoints New Resident Marine Biologist

The barefoot luxury resort amplifies its commitment to conservation this World Ocean Month and beyond with impressive environmental initiatives on land and sea MALDIVES, 2023-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ —  Ocean conservation is a core pillar for OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels and the newly appointed resident marine biologist at OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort has ambitious… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group to Acquire Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel on Maui

The 432-key property sits on the No. 1-ranked beach in the United States and seamlessly aligns with OUTRIGGER’s emphasis on barefoot luxury and authentic cultural experiences HONOLULU, 2023-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Premier beach resort company OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group today announced its plans to acquire Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel, a beachfront resort on the Island of… Read the full press release

OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels is Green Seal Certified

The premier beach resort brand is the first in Fiji and Hawaii to earn Green Seal accreditation FIJI / HAWAII, 2023-May-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Premier beach resort brand OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels has successfully achieved Green Seal certification for key properties in Fiji and Hawaii. OUTRIGGER is first in the State of Hawaii… Read the full press release

Sihanoukville successfully hosts Mekong Tourism Forum 2023 to shape a resilient future for GMS tourism

CAMBODIA, 2023-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) 2023 under the theme of “Rethinking for Resilience and Digitalization” concluded successfully at the Independence Hotel in Preah Sihanoukville, Cambodia on 26 April 2023. Over 200 international and local delegates participated in the MTF. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism,… Read the full press release

New World-Class Magic Theatre Show Unveiled in Koh Samui, Thailand

Illusions Koh Samui takes place six nights a week in a purpose-built 71-seat theatre at Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort KOH SAMUI, THAILAND, 2023-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — A new world-class magic show has been unveiled in the holiday island of Koh Samui, Thailand. The Illusions Theatre magic show will take place six nights… Read the full press release

Cirque du Soleil and Outrigger Announce New Multi-Year Resident Show for Hawaii

  HONOLULU, 2023-Apr-13— /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group have teamed up to bring Honolulu residents and visitors a new multi-year resident show, exclusive to Hawaii. Executives from both organisations were joined by Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi to make the announcement on 10 April. Anticipated to open in… Read the full press release

Cambodia’s Ambitious Tourism Roadmap

  Ahead of the Mekong Tourism Forum in Preah Sihanoukville 26 April, Cambodia’s, Minister of Tourism, Mr Thong Khon outlines his country’s targets for tourism, aviation and dispersing a new generation of visitors beyond Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh What are your targets for Cambodian’s tourism in 2023? The target for Cambodia’s tourism in 2023… Read the full press release

Brand-New Coral Reef Penthouse Suite at Outrigger Reef Sets a New Standard of Barefoot Luxury in Waikiki

The beachfront accommodation has Waikiki’s largest oceanfront balcony with 4,000 square feet of living space HONOLULU, 2023-Apr-3— /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, the flagship of Outrigger’s global beachfront portfolio, recently completed the latest phase of its US$80 million transformation with an unveiling of the Coral Reef Penthouse Suite in the all-new Diamond… Read the full press release

Mekong Region Travel Boosted by Re-imagined Website

BANGKOK, 2023-Mar-8 — /Travel PR News/ — ​ The official website of Mekong Tourism has been re-imagined with a range of dynamic new digital elements for a variety of visitors – from consumer travellers to academics and researchers, from journalists to sustainable tourism advocates. Managed by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), the new-look mekongtourism.org… Read the full press release

Outrigger in Hawaii Announces Promotions in Operations and Sales

HONOLULU, 2023-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Resorts & Hotels announced the promotions of Edwin Torres to Complex General Manager for Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger; Kiana Beimes to Hotel Manager for OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger; and Asari Tashima to Director, Market Development – Asia. As Complex General Manager,… Read the full press release

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort Joins World’s Top 100 Elite Properties

Service by the resort’s hosts, a successful recent refurbishment and a stunningly beautiful setting have wowed guests and judges alike MALDIVES, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort has been selected by Luxury Lifestyle Awards as one of the Top 100 Hotels and Resorts of the World 2022. The judges also named… Read the full press release

Mekong Tourism Forum 2023 Confirmed for 25-27 April in Cambodia

CAMBODIA, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The 2023 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF 2023), hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia and co-organised by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, will take place 25-27 April in Sihanoukville city, the capital of Preah Sihanouk province. The Forum will address the theme “Rethinking for Resilience and Digitalisation.”… Read the full press release

New Hotel Industry Consultancy Launched in Vietnam

Apart from advising independent hoteliers on how to be profitable in a post-Covid travel era, Wafaifo Optimisers are also drawing on many years of big brand hotel experience to run their own ambitious hotel project   HOI AN, VIETNAM – 2023-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — A new hotel business consultancy, Wafaifo Optimisers, has been launched… Read the full press release

Outrigger Fiji and Castaway Island first South Pacific resorts with Green Seal Certification

FIJI, 2023-Jan-18— /Travel PR News/ — Recognised for their resilience in promoting sustainable and responsible practices, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island, Fiji are the first resorts in the South Pacific to be awarded Green Seal certification. Issued by global non-profit organisation Green Seal, the certification ensures that a product or service meets a… Read the full press release

Outrigger VP Brent Shiratori Named 2022 HSMAI ‘Top 25’ Extraordinary Mind

The national accolade is awarded to those who triumph in challenging situations and go above and beyond company expectations PHUKET, 2023-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has selected Brent Shiratori – Vice President, Global Brand Group at Outrigger Hospitality Group as one of its “Top 25 Extraordinary… Read the full press release

New Urban Resort and Hospitality Company Launched in Vietnam

The Wafaifo Resort, a five-minute walk from Hoi An ancient town in central Vietnam, will be the first project for the ambitious hospitality consultancy firm   HOI AN, VIETNAM, 2022-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — A new international hospitality brand and hotel called Wafaifo has been launched in central Vietnam. The company will open the… Read the full press release