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December 10, 2023

What’s New at Outrigger Resorts

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News you can use from Thailand, Maldives, Mauritius, Fiji and Hawaii from Ken Scott, Outrigger PR & media relations for Asia, Europe & Middle East


Outrigger Celebrates 75th Anniversary

On 29 September, Outrigger celebrates Founder’s Day. The diamond celebration will last for a year, with activities and promotions to reflect the journey from a single hotel in Waikiki to the acclaimed international brand of sought-after resorts and hotels today. Full details to follow shortly.

Marine Biologist Insights from Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort

If you’re writing about marine conservation, manta rays, whale sharks, the health of coral reefs and the underwater world, especially in a Maldives context, Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort’s marine biologist, Lynn Jula Kessler, is happy to answer questions and give insights via email or zoom. If you have a guaranteed editorial commission, the resort may be able to host you. Send me your proposal.

 Outrigger in Phuket Promotes Surfing Culture

Outrigger Surin Beach Resort in Phuket has been actively promoting surf culture. It co-sponsored a surfing tournament and a surfboard painting competition this month. And it has launched a learn-to-surf package with two nights’ hotel stay for only THB4999 (US$135). Details here.

 Quick News: Surf History and Environmental Certification

A new Waikiki Surf History Wall, curated by Bishop Museum exhibit designer Michael Wilson, is now on display in the second-floor lobby of Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. Also, Outrigger Hospitality Group announced that it is moving forward in pursuing the Green Seal certification at seven of its owned and/or managed properties in Hawaii, as well as its beach resorts in Fiji and Mauritius. Details on the above and more here.

 Need a Special Room Rate in Phuket or Khao Lak in Thailand?

Exclusively for journalists: Outrigger Khao Lak and Outrigger Surin in Phuket have announced special year-round media rates of US$50 (THB1,730) for two people including breakfast, valid until 15 November 2022. Contact me if you need a break on the coast.

 Complimentary Stays for Journalists at Outrigger in Thailand

In Thailand, Outrigger Surin Beach Resort in Phuket and Outrigger Khao Lak Beach Resort, a two-hour drive up the coast in Phangnga province, are offering free stays to journalists who have confirmed assignments and are working on stories where Outrigger can be mentioned constructively. Contact me with your proposed story idea.

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