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

Tripadvisor Travellers Continue Love Affair With Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

PHUKET, Thailand, 2020-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and its Metzo’s Bar & Grill have both been voted into the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020. In 2019 the resort entered the Tripadvisor Hall of Fame for Excellence, which is only for accommodations or restaurants that have earned TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence… Read the full press release

World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage Appoints Nigel Fell as Chief Commercial Officer

Nigel Fell

SYDNEY, Australia, 2020-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has appointed Mr Nigel Fell as Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. Fell, a UK national, is a multi award-winning destination and business development strategist at c-suite level for some of Europe’s largest and best-known travel organisations, including tour… Read the full press release

Thailand DMCs Unite to Create Uniform Health & Safety Standards Ahead of Tourism Restart

Thailand Hygiene Plus Initiative

BANGKOK, Thailand, 2020-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — As the world has seen the almost complete halt of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMC community in Thailand has been hard at work formulating and implementing standards that will solidify Thailand and its tourism facilitators as a destination that is safe for travel.  … Read the full press release

Tourism Associations Agree Platform for Mutual Cooperation

Chatswood, NSW, Australia, 2020-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Two global tourism associations are joining forces to dovetail key objectives in their fields of cultural heritage protection and vocational training. A new partnership agreement between the World Tourism Association for Culture & Heritage (WTACH) and the World Association for Hospitality & Tourism Education & Training… Read the full press release