Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Report: Understanding the Coming Generational Changes the Key to Future Tourism Success

New study shows some East-West convergence among Gen Z digital natives and rapid changes of the demographic guard across all generations The travel industry is seeing a new convergence between young Asian and Western tourists’ travel expectations and consumption patterns. Digital and mobile are creating a shared generational experience, most notably in Generation Z, people [...]

Outrigger launches “Best Rate Guarantee” policy

PHUKET, THAILAND – Outrigger Enterprises Group announced today the launch of its first-ever Best Rate Guarantee for direct bookings made online across the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts portfolio. Guests booking any of Outrigger’s multi-branded hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties from Outrigger.com are now ensured the best publicly available rate possible. Should guests find a [...]

The Five Trends Changing Luxury Travel Today

MyTravelResearch.com will run two free webinars 28 & 29 March on the five luxury travel trends — and their implications for service providers in the sector MyTravelResearch.com has identified five trends and characteristics defining luxury travel today. The trends are the emergence of the new luxury consumer, the trend to learning and enrichment, the need [...]

Khiri Group Rebrands as Yaana Ventures

Yaana Ventures has been launched as the new name for the diversified tourism and hospitality entity, formerly known as Khiri Group, which has its HQ in Bangkok. Yaana Ventures CEO Willem Niemeijer, announcing the rebrand on the eve of ITB Berlin, March 8, said that Yaana Ventures, at its birth, comprises a dynamic mix of [...]

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort reveals its Grand Konotta Villa

PHUKET, THAILAND — Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort this week revealed its 600 square meter (6,400 sqft) Grand Konotta Villa, a stunning and inspirational three-bedroom over-water retreat suitable for travelers seeking the ultimate in memorable holiday locations for special occasions or sheer relaxation. The Grand Konotta Villa is part of the award-winning Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, [...]

How Hotels Can Surprise and Delight on a Budget

I travelled all the way from Australia to Los Angeles recently for work and pleasure mixed together. As a travel industry professional, I get to experience travel and tourism product from across the spectrum, from budget to deluxe. It is the mid-range 2 to 3 star hotels and motels I find the most uninspiring and [...]

In World Cup and Travel, Emotional Branding Beats Big Bucks

OPINION PIECE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Sydney, 25 June 2014 Carolyn Childs, co-founder of MyTravelResearch.com, says big bucks help, but emotional connections always win the day in marketing wars Nike’s ‘The Last Game’ animated World Cup video on YouTube has over five million views. Nike are masters at emotional marketing, says Sydney-based Carolyn Childs, co-founder of [...]

Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Opens in Style with Grand Party

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Bangkok, 22 April 2014 Images here Three hundred and fifty VIP guests attended the lavish opening party of the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa in the Indian Ocean, 16 April. Guest of honor, the Mauritius Minister for Tourism, Mr Michael Sik Yuen, welcomed Outrigger and wished them well on the [...]

Khiri Travel Opens in Indonesia

Khiri Travel has announced the launch of Khiri Travel Indonesia. Khiri Travel will partner with Sunda Trails and open with offices in Lombok and Flores with dedicated English and Dutch speaking teams in place. Sunda Trails has 12 years of inbound tourism operations experience in Indonesia, focusing mostly on ecotourism and rural community exploration, all [...]