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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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Charity Walk 2016: Truly a TEAM Effort

BY DEAN NAKASONE – This year, I had the privilege of chairing the 2016 Visitor Industry Charity Walk. I knew this day was coming a couple of years ago, but boy does time fly when you’re having fun?! Beginning with last … Read More.

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International flights returning to Kona Airport

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY– I was very excited this week to learn that Hawaiian Airlines has been authorized to fly from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport direct to Kona, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, with the first flights starting as early as … Read More.


Outrigger shows its commitment to the Australian hotel investment and tourism community at AHICE 2016 in Melbourne

BY MARK SIMMONS – On May 3-4 Darren Edmonstone and I had the privilege of representing Outrigger Enterprises Group as speakers on two separate panels at the 2016 Australian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) in Melbourne. Read More.

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Hospitality to the max – kama‘āinas to the rescue

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY – In 1946, after World War II’s seven years of bloodshed and destruction, the first steps toward recovery were being taken around the globe. Civilian efforts in the Territory of Hawai‘i included those of Roy and Estelle … Read More.

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The Kiwis welcome Aloha Down Under roadshow

BY DONNA PARKIN – The Aloha Down Under Roadshow continued on to New Zealand this week and both Maria Alaveras and Andrew Gee from the Sydney Regional Sales Office were on hand to highlight the Outrigger brand to the industry. Read More.


Outrigger attends Arabian Travel Market for the first time

BY MARK SIMMONS – Outrigger Resorts was present with its own booth at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016, which took place in Dubai April 25-28. It was the first time Outrigger has attended the event, which is the largest outbound … Read More.


Tourism brings benefits around the globe

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Earlier this month, I traveled to Dallas, Texas, to attend the Global Summit, an extraordinary gathering of many of the world’s Travel & Tourism leaders. Organized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the … Read More.

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Tourism & Terrorism

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Terrorism struck again this week. This time, the target was Brussels, Belgium, the unofficial “capital” of Europe, owing to the location there of the headquarters of both the European Union (EU) and NATO. Powerful explosions … Read More.

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