Category Archives: Our Industry

Our Housekeepers – “Our Titans, Our MVPs”

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — At Outrigger® Hotels and Resorts, we have taken some time away from our regular duties over the past few days to honor our extraordinary Housekeeping team. At locations stretching across the Pacific and Indian oceans, … Read More.

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Outrigger Resorts brand shines at Fiji Tourism Expo and South Pacific Tourism Exchange

BY DONNA PARKIN — Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island, Fiji, fielded a strong team at the Fiji Tourism Expo (FTE) held at Denarau in Fiji from June 15-19, meeting a record number of prospective buyers. Read More.

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Outrigger Resorts steps up for Hawai‘i’s charities

BY KATHY FOLEY — Outrigger Resorts was out in force over the past couple weekends when hosts, friends and family on three islands (Kaua‘i, Maui and O‘ahu) “put their best slippah forward” to raise funds for those in need in … Read More.

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Outrigger wins Travel Weekly China award

BY MING YUE — Winning Travel Weekly China’s “The Best Potential Hotel Group of the Year” is landmark on the journey of Outrigger’s brand awareness in China. Read More.

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Sean Dee officially named to HTA board

BY DAVID CAREY — It gives me great pleasure to announce that Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Sean Dee has officially been confirmed by the state Senate to the HTA (Hawaii Tourism Authority) board of directors. Sean’s term … Read More.

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Disruption and reinvention

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Bitsy Kelley and I recently traveled to Spain to attend the World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Global Summit, which was held this year in Madrid. Each of these summits raises awareness of the global … Read More.

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Getting dirt under our fingernails to demonstrate Tourism’s benefits

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — While the global Travel & Tourism industry is typically perceived positively, it is not always seen in a flattering light, particularly in political campaign season when some candidates are looking for a handy target. Very … Read More.

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Women in Lodging enriched in service

BY NAPUA PEREZ HO — On Saturday, April 18, volunteers from Women in Lodging (WIL) met at Magic Island for Keiki o ka ‘Āina’s “Board & Stone” project. Outrigger was well represented by Barbara Campbell (WIL board member), Sheryl Tsugawa, … Read More.

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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort participates with LEI ClimbHI

BY SHERYL TSUGAWA — On Friday, April 10, the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort (ORF) had the pleasure of participating in the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority-sponsored workforce development program LEI ClimbHi. We hosted 30 students, mentors and teachers from different public … Read More.

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18th Annual Mālama Awards

BY MARIANNE THESKEN — The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association’s Kaua‘i Chapter held its 18th Annual Mālama Awards on April 25 at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. Themed “Nā Hoku Ho‘ohiwaihiwa,” or treasured stars, the awards provide lodging … Read More.

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