Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

ASEAN and China Underline Strategic Tourism Partnership

As the inaugural ASEAN-China Tourism Cooperation Year comes to a close, tourism leaders hail closer institutional ties and look forward to continued strong two-way growth New levels of ASEAN-China tourism cooperation were lauded as a success and an indication of more to come, at the closing ceremony of the ASEAN-China Tourism Cooperation Year 2017, which [...]

Outrigger Resorts Announces Up To 45% Off For DISCOVERY Members

Inviting travellers to take advantage of limited-time rates to experience Maldives, Mauritius, Thailand, Fiji and Hawaii HONOLULU, HAWAII – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts today announced its best rates of the year with exclusive savings of up to 45 percent off standard room prices for DISCOVERY loyalty program members, providing travellers with the perfect opportunity to give [...]

2018 International Toilet Tourism Awards to Open in February

Ahead of World Toilet Day on 19 November, MyTravelResearch.com says there are clear linkages between better health, clean toilets and successful tourism The 2018 International Toilet Tourism Awards will open to submissions in February 2018, with winners in six categories to be announced in June 2018. The opening of the awards will take place in [...]

The Changing Needs of Millennials: New Implications for the Travel Industry

Business travel, loyalty programs, food and beverage consumption, and travel marketing content are already feeling the impact By Bronwyn White, co-founder & strategist, MyTravelResearch.com Millennials – also known as Gen Y or the Me Generation – are moving into a new life stage. The 18 to 35 year olds are becoming responsible parents and assertive [...]

DMC Khiri Travel Announces Eight New Creative Exploration Itineraries in Asia for Product Managers

New creative itineraries by Khiri Travel fight ‘overtourism’ by taking visitors beyond the congested attractions of Asia Ahead of the World Travel Market in London, Khiri Travel has announced its “Asia Creative Series” – eight new travel routes in Southeast Asia designed to inspire tour operator product managers. Willem Niemeijer, the founder of Khiri Travel, [...]

Reach for the ‘Stars’ in Myanmar

Khiri Reach, the charitable arm of Khiri Travel, offers new support to a project near Bagan to save the Burmese Star Tortoise; papier-mâché tortoises to be given out to travel trade at Khiri booth in WTM London Khiri Reach, the charitable arm of Asia-based DMC Khiri Travel, is supporting a conservation effort to save the [...]

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Wins Service Excellence Award

PHUKET, THAILAND — The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has won the “Best Resort (Service Excellence) – Asia Pacific” Award at the 2017 Travel Weekly Asia Reader’s Choice Awards. Rory Campbell the Area Director for Sales & Marketing for Outrigger Resorts in Thailand received the award on 23 October at a ceremony at the Imperial [...]

Outrigger Resorts Launches Exclusive Global Honeymoon Platform

Newlyweds can now bask in tropical bliss at nine premier Outrigger beachfront resorts PHUKET, THAILAND – To coincide with the start of ITB Asia in Singapore, Oct. 25, Outrigger Resorts is launching a range of nine honeymoon packages for all of its Pacific, Asian and Indian Ocean beachfront resorts this week. The packages cover some [...]

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts to Rebrand and Renovate Waikiki Beachcomber

Holiday Inn Resort® Waikiki Beachcomber will transition to Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger® in February 2018 HONOLULU, HAWAII – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts today announced plans to amplify its presence in Hawaii with the changeover of its owned and managed 496-key Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber to an Outrigger-branded property. As of Feb. 1, 2018, the [...]

Outrigger Unveils Distinguished Chinese Guest Care Program

Guibin – a hospitality platform tailored for Outrigger’s Chinese guests – launches 23 October starting at its beachfront resorts in the Maldives, Mauritius and Thailand PHUKET, THAILAND – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts today announced the official start of “Guibin” its distinguished guest care program that was designed specifically to meet the unique needs of Outrigger’s [...]

Bali Tourism Workers Being Unnecessarily Hurt By Volcano Speculation

Mt Agung is far away from Bali’s main tourism centres; tourism cancellations are ‘unwarranted’ – tour operator; #IaminBaliNOW launched to help Bali’s tourist sector combat cancellations Tourists should keep visiting Bali as it is perfectly safe to do so. That was the recommendation made by Herman Hoven, General Manager of Khiri Travel Indonesia today. Mr [...]

Outrigger Enterprises Group Names Michael Shaff As Vice President, Hotel Operations – Waikiki/Guam

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Michael Shaff as vice president, hotel operations – Waikiki/Guam. Shaff will lead the repositioning of the Holiday Inn Resort® Waikiki Beachcomber, as well as oversee the OHANA® Waikiki East by Outrigger®, OHANA® Waikiki Malia by Outrigger® as well as the Outrigger-managed Embassy Suites by Hilton™ Waikiki Beach [...]

YAANA Bike Challenge Raises US$25000 for Operation Smile Kids

Three-day ride in Vietnam raises funds to pay for numerous cleft palate operations for Asian children YAANA Ventures presented US$25000 to Operation Smile Thailand and Vietnam on 25 September in Bangkok. The donation was made possible by 20 energetic rider-sponsors who joined the inaugural YAANA Bike Challenge. The three-day 226 km bike ride took place [...]

Philippines and Thailand Host ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2017

The climax of five years’ cooperation on youth tourism development between ASEAN, China, Japan and Korea takes place in The Philippines and Thailand Tourism students study best-case examples from Thailand and The Philippines as part of the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit, which concludes this week in Manila (Download images and Word & Text [...]

Tourism Businesses Need to Get On Board the Voice Search Revolution

Story at a Glance for Journalists Who should pay attention to this? Everyone involved in tourism marketing What is the story? Tourism businesses need to grasp and understand voice search online to get their fair share Where? Anywhere people planning trips have mobile phones Why? 60% of people using mobile devices prefer voice search when [...]

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