Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort Announces All-Inclusive Rates for UK Market

KONOTTA ISLAND, MALDIVES – The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has introduced all-inclusive rates for UK wholesale travel agents. The UK is the first market in which the property has offered all-inclusive rates. The rates are effective immediately for stays up to 31 March 2018. The 53 pool villas offer the largest average villa sizes in [...]

New Tented Eco Camp Keeps Rainforest Standing in Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia

A NEW tented camp is being opened in southwest Cambodia with the tagline, “Your Stay Keeps the Forest Standing.” Guests staying at the Cardamom Tented Camp will be sustaining a conservation-friendly business that was set up to help keep an 18,000-hectare (180 km2) concession out of the hands of loggers, poachers and sand mining operations. The [...]

The Pros and Cons of Using Snapchat in Tourism Marketing

If you’re a marketer for a tourism destination, product or service, should you be on Snapchat? MyTravelResearch.com says you do need to be on Snapchat if your main market is youths and travellers in their 20s, especially if you’re trying to attract them in a cost-effective way. “Snapchat seems sexy, but it’s a lot of [...]

New Annual Corporate Bike Tour Challenge Announced in Asia

Inaugural three-day ride will champion sustainability, encourage progressive companies to do more in the region, and raise funds for Operation Smile The inaugural YAANA Bike Challenge will take place in Vietnam, 9-11 September, 2017. The objective is to bring together progressive corporate managers to have fun and enjoy amazing scenery while they push themselves mentally [...]

Rory Campbell Returns to Outrigger Resorts

PHUKET, THAILAND – Outrigger Enterprises Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Rory Campbell as Area Director of Sales and Marketing, responsible for the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort, both in Thailand. The appointment, effective July 1, 2017, is Mr. Campbell’s second stint with Outrigger. He was [...]

The 2017 International Toilet Tourism Award Winners Announced

Six public toilets loved by tourists have officially wiped the floor with the competition. Winners include a cliffhanger dunny where you can sit and watch crocodiles basking while you do your business   GREAT loos in tourism destinations become talking points, encourage repeat visits and can be a positive indicator of how the host community [...]

Khiri Travel Announces New National Park Adventure Package in Thailand

The Sai Yok national park adventure with kayaking, hiking, cycling and sustainable farming insights encapsulates the best of upcountry Thailand nature in two days Khiri Travel Thailand has launched a new two-day/one-night Sai Yok National Park Adventure Package three hours west of Bangkok. The new trip combines hiking, kayaking, forest ecology insights and an overnight [...]

Unwind in the Maldives with a Solo Traveller Rejuvenation Package

KONOTTA, MALDIVES – The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has teamed up with Barefoot Traveller to offer a 7-night “Solo Traveller Luxury Rejuvenation Package.” The offer has been created for individuals seeking to rejuvenate body and soul in a luxurious, safe and serene setting with crystal clear blue water and soft sandy beaches. The package includes [...]

How to Make Post-Truth Work for Tourism Businesses

A political environment of post-truth, confirmation bias and alternative facts can work well for tourism business marketers who are brave and have finely tuned customer antennae. That is the argument made by Carolyn Childs, co-founder of MyTravelResearch.com in her blog Stand & Deliver: How Tourism Businesses Can Profit In Our Post-Truth World. She observes that [...]

Outrigger Resorts Celebrates World Oceans Month with OZONE Eco-Activities

Guests can get in the OZONE with hands-on educational activities and lectures, beach cleanups, eco-tourism packages and more as part of Outrigger’s global conservation initiative HONOLULU – Outrigger Resorts is kicking off World Oceans Month with enough coral planted, monitored and protected to cover approximately 100 football fields’ worth of coral since the 2015 launch [...]

ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Awards Launched

Major exposure planned for twenty winners. Applications close 15 August 2017 Sustainable tourism operators in Southeast Asia can now enter the new ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Awards (ASTA), which have been launched as part of ASEAN’s Tourism Strategic Plan 2016-2025. Twenty sustainable tourism winners – two from each ASEAN member state – will receive a package [...]

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort Reveals Scintillating New Dining Options

KONOTTA, MALDIVES – The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has unveiled three scintillating new Asian dining initiatives full of flavour, variety and fun. The sizzling new sensations include an Asian Street Food Market, the Konotta Hot Pot Experience, and the Indian Ocean Thali Taster Meal. “Variety, informality and authentic flavours are at the heart of our [...]

So Where Are the Great Aussie Dunnies

The quest to find the best Aussie dunny used by tourists is on. There have been many international entries into the Toilet Tourism Awards, which close 15 June, but only a few from Australia. “C’mon Aussies. Get behind our dunnies and show the world what we can do,” urges Carolyn Childs, co-founder of MyTravelResearch.com, which [...]

Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort Announces Special 2nd Anniversary Rate

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND – The intimate Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort in southern Thailand has announced a special rate to celebrate its 2nd anniversary. Starting at THB5300/US$154 (net) per night, guests can enjoy a luxurious 60 sqm Plunge Pool Suite and breakfast for two. The rate includes round trip airport transfers, 20% off food, beverages [...]

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort Reveals Its Crystal Marquee for MICE & Wedding Sectors

BEL OMBRE, MAURITIUS – Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has unveiled Crystal, a unique meeting space in the south of the island. This new concept opens opportunities for the resort in the events and MICE sector, from meetings and conferences to exceptional gala dinners and weddings. Crystal is a fully air-conditioned transparent marquee. It measures 33 [...]

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