Top 10 Tips from Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort on Viewing Manta Rays

It’s World Manta Day on 17 September   MALE, MALDIVES, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Ahead of World Manta Day on 17 September, Lynn Jula Kessler, the marine biologist at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort offers the following advice on viewing the gentle giants. 1. When to go? The manta rays’ migration pattern is dominated… Read the full press release

Vietnam will host face-to-face gathering of the famous forum in Quang Nam province 9-14 October 2022

Mekong Tourism Forum 2022

  QUANG NAM, VIETNAM, 2022-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mekong Tourism Forum 2022 will return as a face-to-face event 9-14 October at Hoiana Resort & Golf (Hoiana), Quang Nam province, adjacent to Hoi An city, in central Vietnam. It will be the first in-person gathering of the six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) destinations… Read the full press release

Anurak Lodge Ecotourism Experience Reopens in Southern Thailand

Anurak Lodge

  Surat Thani, Thailand, 2022-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Anurak Community Lodge, an award-winning ecotourism experience in southern Thailand, has fully reopened following two years of Covid-related uncertainty. The 19-unit nature retreat, which won the PATA Grand Award for Sustainability in 2020, and is Travelife Gold certified, officially reopens 1 August with room enhancements,… Read the full press release

Outrigger Maldives Playing Important Role in Manta Ray, Whale Shark and Turtle Conservation

  MALE, MALDIVES, 2022-Jul-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort is playing a key role in gathering and sharing information on whale sharks, manta rays and sea turtles with conservation groups in the Maldives. The tracking and reporting process, led by the resort’s marine biologist, Lynn Jula Kessler, shows that populations of… Read the full press release

HSMAI Names Outrigger’s Sean Dee Marketing Professional of the Year

HSMAI Names Outrigger’s Sean Dee Marketing Professional of the Year

  HONOLULU, 2022-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Sean Dee, Outrigger Hospitality Group Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, has been named Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Marketing Professional of the Year for 2022. The award honours the very best of marketing in the hospitality industry during HSMAI’s Marketing Strategy Conference in… Read the full press release

Outrigger Makes Leadership Appointments to Support Growth

Outrigger Makes Leadership Appointments to Support Growth

PHUKET, 2022-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In the last 10 months, Outrigger Hospitality Group has added five properties throughout the Pacific and Indian Ocean to its global portfolio: Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort, Outrigger Surin Beach Resort and Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort in Thailand; the five-star Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort; and Outrigger Kona… Read the full press release

Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort Earns ‘Best Luxury Hideaway Resort in Maldives’ Award for 2022

Prize winner: Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru five-star resort

MALE, MALDIVES, 2022-Jul-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort has earned the title of “Best Luxury Hideaway Resort in Maldives, 2022”, in this year’s Luxury Lifestyle Awards.   The visually stunning property comprises a collection of 81 luxury villas in five categories including beach, pool and duplex accommodations, as well as coveted… Read the full press release

‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Now On: 11 Weeks of Ocean Sustainability by Outrigger Resorts

11 Weeks of Ocean Sustainability by Outrigger Resorts

  MAUI, 2022-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — To go beyond World Oceans Month, which started 8 June, Outrigger Resorts has kicked off 11 weeks of environmental actions, informally called ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, which will run to 31 August across its nine flagship properties. Outrigger’s Asia Pacific resorts, including Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius, Maldives and Hawaii, are… Read the full press release

New Alliance Between Heritage Tourism Body and African Women in Travel

Amaka Amatokwu-Ndekwu, Daphne Spencer and Nigel Fell

An MOU between The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage and The African Association of Women in Tourism and Hospitality will focus on training, upskilling and empowerment of African women in the tourism sector   MANCHESTER, 2022-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Two organisations dedicated to improving travel and tourism will collaborate to advance… Read the full press release

Outrigger Promotes Luxury Maui Experience in Hawaii

The exclusive offer at Honua Kai Resort & Spa includes a private catamaran and helicopter tour with chauffeur services and a three-bedroom suite MAUI, 2022-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group’s luxury vacation property, Honua Kai Resort & Spa, located between the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains in Hawaii, has unveiled an… Read the full press release

Outrigger Hospitality Group Joins World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage

Outrigger Hospitality Group Joins World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage

  HONOLULU, 2022-May-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Premier beach resort brand Outrigger Hospitality Group has joined the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH.org) as part of its larger ESG (environment, social, governance) initiative. “WTACH’s ambition to respect and conserve local culture is fully aligned with ‘The Outrigger Way’ – our corporate foundation… Read the full press release

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