Category Archives: Our Industry

‘Golden Minutes’ can melt wintertime frustration

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — As January slid into February, Mother Nature was icy and blustery in the Northern Hemisphere while warm and balmy in the tropics. Read More.

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Hospitality champions honored

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Travel & Tourism, like so many things in the world today, is changing very rapidly. However, no matter what segment of this industry you encounter, it is clear that hospitality is the vital core concept … Read More.

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Outrigger Fiji and Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resorts honored at 2016 Travvy Awards

BY NANCY DANIELS — The famed Gotham Hall in New York City served as venue for the Academy Awards of the travel industry, the 2016 Travvy Awards Gala on Jan. 6. More than 150 Gold Award winners were announced among … Read More.

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2015: Another outstanding year

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This is the last issue of Saturday Briefing for 2015 and, as I scan the pages of this year’s issues, I feel a great deal of pride and more than a little amazement at everything … Read More.

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Outrigger Fiji swings a round for charity

BY DONNA PARKIN — Now in its fourth year, the Sigatoka District Hospital Charity Golf event raised a significant amount for the hospital while participants enjoyed a round of golf. Read More.

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A year in review

BY THE SATURDAY BRIEFING STAFF — JANUARY 2015 AT A GLANCE… Dr. Kelley received Travel Weekly’s Lifetime Achievement Award honoring members of the industry who have consistently demonstrated leadership and insight, profoundly changing for the better not only their own … Read More.

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Outrigger Konotta Maldives “wows” Australian wholesale agents

BY DONNA PARKIN — It was a first-time experience for everyone on Outrigger’s wholesale travel agents’ famil (familiarization) at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, hosted by Andrew Gee and Maria Alaveras from our Australian regional sales office. Read More.

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Stay tuned!

BY KATHY FOLEY — To our Hawai‘i ‘ohana: Tune in this Sunday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 p.m. on OC 16 (Channel 12 Oceanic Cable) to see our President and CEO David Carey on the program Downtown Forum. David joins other … Read More.

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Miss Hotelier Koh Samui 2015

BY RORY CAMPBELL — Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort was proud to have a team entered for the annual Miss Hotelier Koh Samui event. The competition is in its fifth year and received 18 entries from a wide variety of … Read More.

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Our housekeepers – internationally recognized and appreciated!

WRITTEN BY BARRY WALLACE AND DARREN EDMONSTONE — No matter the language or destination, our housekeepers near and far possess the same admirable attributes: hardworking, dedicated, detail-oriented, trustworthy, responsible, flexible and personable. Read More.

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