Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

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 [...]

Outrigger Resorts welcomes Kelly Hoen as area GM

HONOLULU – Outrigger Enterprises Group announced today that Kelly Hoen has been appointed the area general manager for Outrigger’s two iconic beachfront properties in Waikiki – Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. In this role, she is responsible for sustained operational excellence at both properties, as well as direct oversight of [...]

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort Wins ‘Exceptional Achievement by a Hotel’ Award

HONOLULU, HAWAII – In recognition of its impeccable attention to detail and innovation in hospitality, Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has won the coveted “Exceptional Achievement by a Hotel” award from Outrigger Enterprises Group. The announcement was shared at the Outrigger Po‘okela Excellence in Leadership Awards held in Honolulu in late April. The Po‘okela Awards, covering [...]

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Finance Team Wins Accolade All the Way from Hawaii

HONOLULU, HAWAII – The finance team at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has been recognized for “Exceptional Work by a Team” from Outrigger Enterprises Group. The good news came during the Outrigger Po‘okela Excellence in Leadership Awards held in Honolulu in late April. The awards, covering all 37 Outrigger and affiliated properties in six [...]

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort Enhances Its Position as a Food-Lovers Delight

A host of new dining options adds to the resort’s tranquil setting and luxurious amenities The magnificent Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort on the southern tip of Mauritius at Bel Ombre recently announced four updates to delight vacationers seeking a variety of unique and delicious dishes in exquisite beachfront settings.   “Our continuous culinary refinements are [...]

Toilet Tourism Awards Now Open

Entries for the inaugural Toilet Tourism Awards organized by MyTravelResearch.com, close on 15 June 2017. The finalists of each category will be announced 22 June 2017 at the Travel and Tourism Research Association international conference in Quebec, Canada. “It’s time for destinations to smell the roses. Great toilets drive visitation,” says Bronwyn White, tourism strategist [...]

WTTC Tourism Leaders Show Support for Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’

About 100 attendees from the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Bangkok will plant more than 300 mangrove trees in Bang Krachao, Bangkok’s ‘green lung’ across the Chao Phraya River from Klong Toey, to draw attention to environmental issues and the continuous pressure to develop the area. Gerald LawlessThe greening effort on 28 [...]

Khiri Travel Indonesia Announces New Ecotourism Experience in Kalimantan

Orangutan and sun bear rehabilitation, wild life spotting and learning about tropical forest ecology, are all part of a new 6D/5N trip to East Kalimantan, created by Khiri Travel Indonesia. After arrival in Balikpapan by air (there are direct flights from Singapore), highlights of the trip include boat rides through mangrove forests, hikes in majestic [...]

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