Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

GROUNDRocks.com Launches at WYSTC in Montreal

The new online platform is dedicated to providing easily booked, affordable and constructive experiences for young people who want to visit Southeast Asia GROUND Asia, is launching GROUNDRocks.com this week to showcase easy to book community experiences for young people interested in Southeast Asia. Young travellers can choose and book online from options in Thailand, [...]

Outrigger Appoints Frederic Chelin to Lead Sales and Marketing for its Mauritius and Maldives Resorts

PHUKET, THAILAND – Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Frederic De Marcy Chelin to the newly created role of area director of sales and marketing – Indian Ocean. Chelin will continue as director of sales and marketing for the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort, a position he has held for four years, adding Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort [...]

Chef Eyck Zimmer to Prepare Special Dining Experience at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

KONOTTA, MALDIVES – Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is privileged to announce that Eyck Zimmer will be guest chef at the resort 21 October to 2 November 2017.   One of the truly great talents in modern haute cuisine, Zimmer has won accolades such as Portuguese Chef of the Year 2008, British Chef of the Year [...]

Why Chatbots Are Transforming the Travel Industry

With chatbots, customers can manage their own bookings without needing to wait on the line for the next available representative. By Bronwyn White, co-founder, MyTravelResearch.com Chatbots can be simply defined as artificial intelligence programs that conduct conversations with humans through chat interfaces. Consider a chatbot as a personal assistant who can respond to enquiries or [...]

New Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Announces Nature Activities, Packages and Rates

The new Cardamom Tented Camp in Botum Sakor National Park in southwest Cambodia has announced 3 day/2 night and 4 day/3 night packages for nature tourists. The safari-style camp with nine furnished and comfortable boutique tents, each with a private bathroom, is open for booking now, with the soft opening on 1 November. Both packages [...]

Tourism Authority of Thailand Gears Up to Make Travex at ATF 2018 a Success

TRAVEX at ATF will be organised in Chiang Mai by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, tapping into its 16-year success running the Thailand Travel Mart. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has pledged to make the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in Chiang Mai an organisational success, especially the TRAVEX buyer-seller part, where millions of dollars [...]

Operation Smile Thailand Thanks YAANA Bike Challenge Riders

Ahead of the event, five-year old recipient of a successful cleft palate operation also wishes the riders well Operation Smile Thailand has thanked the 20 riders of the inaugural YAANA Bike Challenge and wished them well for the 226-km fundraiser for the charity. The three-day corporate challenge takes place 9-11 September in central Vietnam. It [...]

Khiri Travel Opens Office in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An heritage attractions now feature strongly in Khiri Travel’s signature itineraries for Vietnam Khiri Travel Vietnam has opened a new office in Hoi An, on the central coast of Vietnam. The office, which opened 1 September, is Khiri Travel’s third in the country, along with Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi. Hoi An [...]

Australia On Target to Reach Ambitious Tourism Goals

However, regional areas underperform capital cities, and staff shortages may hinder growth Australia is on target to reach its target of AU$115 billion in overnight spend in tourism by 2020,[1] led by a high performing hotel sector averaging occupancies close to 70% year round.[2] With the UNWTO reporting international arrivals to Oceania (including Australia) up [...]

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts’ 70th Anniversary kicks off with Founders Day Festivities around the World

HONOLULU – Embarking on its Platinum 70th Anniversary, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced today that the iconic hospitality brand will offer a full year of celebrations, promotions and giveaways – starting with Founders Day on Sept. 29, 2017. Outrigger’s Founders Day honors the legacy of founding members – Roy and Estelle Kelley – and the [...]

Franck Seguin Appointed as General Manager of Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

BELOMBRE, MAURITIUS – Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Franck Seguin general manager of the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort, effective Sept. 1, 2017. He will report to Outrigger president and CEO Scott Dalecio. Seguin brings to Outrigger more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, including senior resort management roles in the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean [...]

Tourism Marketing ‘Rock Star Convention’ Announced for Bondi Beach

Just like disruptive technology in tourism, disruptive rock star behaviour will be encouraged as tourism professionals get their rocks off to evidence-based marketing strategies. The 2nd Tourism Marketing Rock Star Convention will take place 14 September at Bondi Icebergs overlooking the sea in Sydney. The aim is to turn tourism marketers into rock stars by [...]

Six Steps to Respond to Negative Online Reviews – From a Legal Perspective

Lawyer specialized in tourism gives her advice A commercial lawyer with experience in travel, tourism and hospitality issues, has shared with an online gathering of travel and tourism leaders her effective steps to dealing with negative online reviews. Addressing a 23 August MyTravelResearch.com webinar of travel industry leaders, many of them from small businesses in [...]

Anantara Hoi An Resort and EMM Hotel Saigon Add Value to Corporate Bike Challenge

Environmentally friendly charity riders will enjoy deeply discounted hotel rates in Vietnam as they raise funds for Operation Smile The Anantara Hoi An Resort and EMM Hotel Saigon have entered into the charitable spirit of the inaugural YAANA Bike Challenge by offering deeply discounted room rates for the fund-raising riders. At the start of the [...]

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort and its Food Hailed as ‘Excellent’ by TripAdvisor

The resort and its Plantation Club Mauritian restaurant ‘wow’ guests and diners BEL OMBRE, MAURITIUS – The Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort and its Plantation Club restaurant have both earned TripAdvisor 2017 Certificates of Excellence. Issuing the awards in July, TripAdvisor said the certificates were based on “consistently great reviews”. Some Outrigger Mauritius guest reviews for [...]

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