Tag Archives: Australia

Australian travel writers experience “the works” in Fiji

BY DONNA PARKIN — It was a blend of culture, community tourism and South Pacific resort activities for Australian travel writers who joined me for a recent media visit to Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort (FOR) and Castaway Island, Fiji (FCI). Read More.

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Outrigger Resorts wins Best Hotel/Resort Group at AFTA National Travel Industry Awards

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This week I was thrilled and proud to learn that Outrigger Resorts was named Best Hotel/Resort Group at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents’ (AFTA) National Travel Industry Awards for Excellence in a competitive field … Read More.

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Outrigger says G’day as Aloha Roadshow goes Down Under

BY DONNA PARKIN — The Aloha Down Under Roadshow arrived in Sydney May 2 and Sydney-based sales manager Maria Alaveras was on hand to highlight the excellence and points of difference of the Outrigger brand. Read More.

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Hawaii Tourism Oceania (HTO) welcomes Australian country manager

BY DONNA PARKIN — Senior team members from the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Honolulu office were in Sydney recently to welcome the authority’s new Australian country manager, Kerri Anderson. Read More.

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Memory of industry mate inspires Andrew Gee in Sydney half-marathon

BY DONNA PARKIN — The memory of a great travel industry mate who passed away suddenly from cancer early this year motivated Andrew Gee, regional director of sales and marketing Australia and New Zealand, over the finishing stages of his … Read More.

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Hokulea greeted by Outrigger hosts on arrival in Sydney Harbour

BY DONNA PARKIN — Hawaii’s Hokulea sailed into Sydney Harbour on May 19 as part of its worldwide conservation-themed Malama Honua voyage and Outrigger’s Sydney-based team members Andrew Gee, regional director of sales and marketing and Juliet Hudson, sales manager, … Read More.

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Anzac Day

BY GAVAN CONWAY — Today, Australia and New Zealand will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing of the British Imperial forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The military forces on that day were mostly comprised of Australian and … Read More.

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Outrigger thanked for XTERRA support

BY DONNA PARKIN — Maria Alaveras and Andrew Gee of the Australian regional sales team represented Outrigger Resorts at the Australian press briefing for the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championships on April 14. Read More.

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Host announcements

BY RUTHANN YAMANAKA AND DARREN EDMONSTONE — I am pleased to join Human Resources in welcoming Sanna Pettersson to the Australian Regional Sales and Marketing Office in Sydney and in announcing promotions in corporate human resources for Kaipo Ho, Pila … Read More.

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Aloha, Paul Brent!

BY DARREN EDMONSTONE — I join Human Resources in welcoming Paul Brent to the Outrigger ‘ohana as director of sales, Australia. Paul joined the company on August 27 and reports to John Gerrard, area general manager for Australia, with a … Read More.

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