Category Archives: Travel & Tourism Industry

Outrigger supports a united hotel community in Phuket

BY MARK SIMMONS – Outrigger is playing an important role as founding members of the Phuket Hotels Association (PHA). On behalf of Outrigger, Marc Landgraf, Tony Pedroni and I attended the inaugural meeting on May 18. The association is starting with … Read More.

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Sawasdee in Australia with Thailand road show

BY DONNA PARKIN – A Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) road-show made its way to Melbourne and Sydney this week with Sydney-based sales manager Maria Alaveras in attendance to represent our Phuket and Koh Samui properties. Read More.

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Outrigger properties receive MLT Vacations’ 2015 Quality Assurance Award

BY NANCY DANIELS – Six Outrigger Hotels and Resorts properties were recently honored by MLT Vacations with a 2015 Quality Assurance Award for their commitment to delivering world-class hospitality. This award is earned by partners that achieve a 99 percent customer … Read More.

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Awards and Media Exposure for Outrigger at ITB Asia and HICAP 2015

BY KEN SCOTT – Its’ been a busy October for Outrigger’s senior executives and APAC team who attended three major travel conferences within a two week period this month. The first was HICAP, the Hotel Investment Conference Asia-Pacific, held in Hong … Read More.

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Crisis Management and Communications

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — As mankind and Mother Nature conspire to bring us one crisis after another – be it war, plague, weather or the movements of our planet’s restless crust – news, comments, fact and fiction are flying … Read More.

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TLR’s Khun Jay Wins Southern Thailand Regional Round of Barista Championship

By Atthaphon Sae-Tan (Paul) The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort’s (TLR) Khun Sutthipong Yodbudth (Jay) walked away with the overall trophy and the Best Espresso award in the final round of the regional qualifiers of the Thailand Indy Barista Championship.  … Read More.

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Outrigger Hosts Expedia Mahalo Party

By Crystal Idica On August 26, 2014 we were very fortunate to host 20 Expedia executives at the beautiful Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach to say mahalo for being a valued partner to Outrigger. In attendance, were some of Expedia’s … Read More.

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Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji Launches New Community Tourism Project

By Donna Parkin Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji has launched its first public community tourism project, underlining the company’s global commitment to provide a deeply engaging hotel experience for its guests. Read More.

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Visitor Industry Charity Walk Tradition of Kōkua Continues

BY DR. CHUCK KELLEY — Everyone knows that in Hawai‘i “Tourism Is Everybody’s Business,” meaning that the visitor industry is the main driver of our state’s economy, creating good jobs for local residents and bringing in dollars that circulate throughout … Read More.


It’s No Time To Relax

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — A question my friends on the U.S. mainland often ask is, “How’s business in Hawai‘i?” My answer these days is, “Great, but I think we have been very lucky for a number of reasons.” Read More.

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