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

Outrigger Resorts & Hotels Elevates Its Iconic Beach Brand

Come Be Here: Outrigger Resorts & Hotels Elevates Iconic Beach Brand with New Look, New Properties, New Website   PHUKET, THAILAND, 2022-Dec-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Celebrating 75 years of warm island hospitality, Outrigger Resorts & Hotels has announced a comprehensive brand revitalisation in alignment with its bold mission to be The Premier Beach Resort Company… Read the full press release

Outrigger Resorts’ Fijian Properties Win Big at HM Awards

FIJI, 2022-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Last week, Outrigger Resorts & Hotels celebrated top recognitions at the 20th HM Awards with their Fijian properties reeling in major accolades. On November 25 at The Star Event Centre in Sydney in front of a crowd of 1000, Outrigger secured a collection of resort-based and individual awards… Read the full press release

Outrigger Hospitality Group President & CEO, Jeff Wagoner Named Hospitality Executive of the Year

PHUKET, Thailand, 2022-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — This November, Pacific Edge magazine held its annual Business Achievement Awards, honouring the accomplishments of Hawaii-based individuals and businesses. Outrigger Hospitality Group’s President and CEO Jeff Wagoner, was awarded Hospitality Executive of the Year. The award recognises a hospitality executive whose skill, foresight, agility and vision enabled them… Read the full press release

‘Tis the ‘Sea-Sun’ to Save: Outrigger Launches Annual Cyber Sale in Renowned Global Beach Locations

Outrigger Cyber Sale

Rejoice in Outrigger’s biggest deals of the year, with up to 50% off Asian and Pacific properties and 40% off in Hawaii PHUKET, THAILAND, 2022-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Resorts and Hotels has announced a lineup of savings for travellers looking for a slice of paradise this winter high season. With savings up to… Read the full press release

Valencia and WTACH to Host First Global Culture and Heritage Tourism Summit

  LONDON, 2022-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Visit Valencia has partnered with The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) to host the world’s first tourism summit dedicated to the protection and preservation of culture and heritage in tourism destinations. The summit, called GS23, will take place in Valencia, Spain, 24-25 September 2023…. Read the full press release

Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Wins HICAP Sustainable Hotel Award for Climate Action

CAMBODIA, 2022-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia has won the 2022 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) Sustainable Hotel Award for Climate Action.   Apart from climate action, there were awards for building preservation/adaptive reuse, positive community impact, and sustainable design. Seven judges, mostly from institutional sustainability backgrounds, assessed the… Read the full press release

Outrigger Maldives Announces Christmas and New Year Activities

MALE, MALDIVES, 2022-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort has announced details of its Christmas and New Year programme, which runs 19 December to 1 January. A diverse and creative range of activities has been designed for guests who love to eat, drink, keep fit – physically and spiritually – chill or… Read the full press release

Outrigger Appoints New VP of Sales – The Americas

Angela Murphy

HONOLULU, 2022-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ —  Outrigger Hospitality Group announced Angela Murphy as Vice President of Sales – The Americas. Murphy will work closely with the commercial strategy stakeholders to develop key sales strategies for the brand’s Waikiki Collection, Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa and other Hawaii properties. She will collaborate with other corporate… Read the full press release

Global Heritage Tourism Body and Nordic Tourism Collective Join Forces

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage and the Nordic Tourism Collective team up, starting with an online workshop on 5 October LONDON, 2022-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has joined the Nordic Tourism Collective (NTC) to build mutual awareness and value of the unique… Read the full press release

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