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Outrigger Resorts Celebrates World Oceans Month with OZONE Eco-Activities

June 9, 2017

Outrigger Resorts Celebrates World Oceans Month with OZONE Eco-Activities
Guests can get in the OZONE with hands-on educational activities and lectures, beach cleanups, eco-tourism packages and more as part of Outrigger’s global conservation initiative

HONOLULU – Outrigger Resorts is kicking off World Oceans Month with enough coral planted, monitored and protected to cover approximately 100 football fields’ worth of coral since the 2015 launch of its global conservation initiative, OZONE (Outrigger’s ZONE).

In response to more than 60 percent of the world’s reefs depleting and under immediate threat from climate change, land-based pollution and unsustainable fishing, Outrigger’s OZONE conservation program encourages guests to become part of the solution. Coral planting in Fiji, snorkeling with a resident marine biologist in Maldives, viewing the ocean through a glass bottom boat in Mauritius, swimming with sea turtles in Hawaii, visiting a marine rehabilitation center in Thailand, and walking through an underwater aquarium tunnel in Guam are a sample of the hands-on educational opportunities offered year-round for Outrigger guests.

This June, throughout World Oceans Month, Outrigger Resorts properties worldwide are offering a diverse range of immersive activities and conservation opportunities for Outrigger guests to get in the OZONE mind-set and make a difference, even while on vacation.

We define ‘The Outrigger Way’ as caring for the guest, the host and the place – OZONE is Outrigger’s pathway of action to care for the oceans surrounding the iconic destinations at which Outrigger Resorts are located,” said Sean Dee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Outrigger Enterprises Group. “With help from our guests, Outrigger has grown and protected 100 football fields’ worth of coral, but this is just the beginning – the level of interest and engagement has inspired us to continue offering OZONE experiences that are eco-friendly, memorable and make a positive impact.”

OZONE Month + World Oceans Month Highlights
Outrigger Resorts’ beachfront properties are offering a range of educational and volunteer activities, family entertainment, exciting adventures and more – all in an effort to preserve the global coral systems and oceans’ biodiversity. Highlights from each destination include:
Hawaii: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort will feature live Hawaiian music, educational exhibits, games and more at the Waikiki Aquarium on June 24.
Visitors of the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort are invited to visit and partake in an educational tour at the Phuket Aquarium and the Phuket Marine Biological Center, a rehabilitation center for turtles and other marine life that have been injured by debris, as well as participate in a local beach cleanup. Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort will be planting coconut trees and doing a beach cleanup.
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort will host an educational workshop for building and then sinking “fish houses” made of transplanted coral, which will become a coral nursery and attract a number of fish and other marine life over time. Castaway Island, Fiji will host a butterfly fish count, coastal tree planting, sunset kayak and night snorkel for guests.
Outrigger Guam Beach Resort is adjacent to and supports UnderWater World – Guam’s popular aquarium that teaches about the island’s vibrant sea life with a spectacular walk-through glass tunnel. The property will have a beach cleanup and mini fair with educational outreach, ocean crafts, raffle drawings and face painting.
Those visiting Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort can participate in a coral restoration workshop with the resident marine biologist, have some fun with a special #worldoceansday selfie stand with props and join in family activities available through the resort.
Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort will offer educational activities and glass bottom boat tours for guests to discover the beauty of various coral gardens in the lagoon in front of the resort.
OZONE Eco-Adventure Package
Guests at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort are invited to explore the ocean and safely scope out the fascinating world of Hawaii’s endangered green sea turtles with the OZONE Eco-Adventure Package. The offer features a buy-one, get-one-free Snorkel Eco-Adventure Sail Tour, two admission tickets to the Waikiki Aquarium and an in-room welcome gift that includes reef-friendly sunscreen, swim goggles, and a dive mesh bag to help with collecting plastics and other debris found in the ocean or on the beach. Starting at $239 per room, per night (taxes and fees not included), reservations can be made online at outrigger.com/ozone.

Conservation in Action
While the OZONE program will be highlighted on World Oceans Day, June 8, with special activations across all properties, Outrigger Resorts participate in year-round global and local efforts with dozens of opportunities for marine education and conservation activities. Outrigger hosts put the company’s conservation mission into action by participating in green initiatives across local communities such as marine environment educational sessions, field trips to beaches, coastal wetlands and mangroves and beach clean ups. As a result of the clean-up efforts, Outrigger’s Waikiki properties collectively recycled more than 354,000 pounds of aluminium, plastic, paper and glass.

Located on iconic beaches in Hawaii, Thailand, Guam, Fiji, Mauritius, and Maldives, Outrigger Resorts is dedicated to marine preservation and works year-round on a range of initiatives to generate awareness for the cause, as well as create opportunities for guests to help with the crucial marine ecosystems conservation. Please visit www.outrigger.com/events to learn more about each Outrigger Resort’s activations, as well as www.outrigger.com/ozone for more information.

Outrigger Resorts would also like to thank all its global partners for making World Oceans Month 2017 a success:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Polynesian Voyaging Society
Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System
Waikiki Aquarium (Hawaii)
Underwater World (Guam)
Mamanuca Environment Society (Fiji)
Reef Conservation Mauritius
Best Dives Maldives
Pure Blue Foundation in Thailand

 


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Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Positions Itself for Future Growth

February 23, 2017

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Positions Itself for Future Growth
W. David P. Carey III to join Outrigger advisory board; Scott Dalecio appointed interim CEO

WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced today that W. David P. Carey III, who has successfully led the company for more than 30 years, will transition into a lead role on the Outrigger advisory board and focus on development, community relations and strategic growth. KSL Resorts co-founder and CEO Scott Dalecio will take over day-to-day oversight as Outrigger plans for future enhancements.

Additional appointments include the promotion of Outrigger veteran John Neeley, vice president of information technology, who has worked with Outrigger for 24 years and David Nadeau as incoming chief financial officer, a position in which he has served for more than two decades. Neeley and Nadeau will play integral roles in alignment of technology and innovation with Outrigger’s current assets and expansion plans.

Outrigger is poised to enter its next phase of reinvestment and growth because of the solid foundation built by David Carey and his team; we’re grateful that he will continue to contribute his knowledge and expertise as a member of our board,” said Dalecio. “From Waikiki to the Maldives, we are excited to invest in the future of Outrigger; by infusing additional support and resources at our properties, hosts will have the tools to perform at the highest level and further elevate the Outrigger guest experience.”   

“I am confident that the new team will lead Outrigger to new heights into the future and look forward to helping the company maintain its strong position in the community,” said Carey.

The company expects to reinvest upwards of $100 million over the next few years to improve its hotels and resorts. It will also add both resources and expertise for business development and project management. Along with the planned capital improvements, major technology upgrades and a renewed focus on host training and support will further strengthen the long-term sustainability of the company and additional opportunities for employees.

Dalecio has worked in the hospitality industry, including Hawaii, for over three decades. As a hospitality leader, he has been responsible for operating some of the most iconic hotels, resorts and clubs in the industry.

Outrigger will retain its headquarters in Waikiki, Hawaii and continue providing guests with its signature Ke ‘Ano Wa‘a (The Outrigger Way) hospitality throughout its portfolio.

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Pack for Paradise with Outrigger Resorts and GHA’s “Travel the World” Sweepstakes

October 27, 2016

Pack for Paradise with Outrigger Resorts and GHA’s “Travel the World” Sweepstakes
New Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program launches with the brand’s largest-ever sweepstakes, the chance to win a global getaway to nine iconic beachfront Outrigger Resorts

PHUKET, THAILAND – As the newest hospitality brand to join the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Outrigger Resorts is debuting its first-ever loyalty program with a chance for members to win the adventure of a lifetime and vacation at nine beachfront Outrigger Resorts. Airfare included, one lucky winner will have a chance to travel to some of the world’s most iconic beach destinations, including Hawaii, Fiji, Guam, Mauritius, Maldives and more.

Twenty-five second-prize winners will receive a complimentary four-night stay at an Outrigger Resorts property of their choosing. To enter for a chance to see the world with GHA and Outrigger Resorts, become a DISCOVERY member at: outrigger.com/traveltheworld.

GHA is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands dedicated to experiential travel. Each DISCOVERY member receives exclusive experiential rewards, which allow them to immerse themselves in the culture and history of its location, while enjoying traditional benefits of loyalty – such as room upgrades, comfort-enhancing perks and more. Rather than accruing points, DISCOVERY members collect Local Experience awards to redeem for innovative, authentic adventures meant to connect each traveler more deeply with their destination and its people, and make each stay truly unforgettable. DISCOVERY has three membership levels: Gold, Platinum and Black.

“Outrigger Resorts is a fantastic addition to our DISCOVERY collection of 34 independent luxury hotel brands, all of which are distinct in character and are geared to travelers in search of unique properties and authentic local experiences,” said Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance. “Outrigger’s properties expand and strengthen our presence in iconic beachfront destinations where its resorts are located.”

“The DISCOVERY program aligns seamlessly with our goal of creating memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests and we look forward to reaching even more discerning global travelers as part of the Global Hotel Alliance,” said Sean Dee, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group.

From hula and ukulele lessons in Hawaii to a private reef tour in Fiji or romantic dinner for two in the Maldives, Outrigger Resorts offers an extensive selection of local experiences for DISCOVERY member guests to enjoy. To learn more about the DISCOVERY program or to become a recognized DISCOVERY member, visit http://www.outrigger.com/discovery or connect with an Outrigger representative at http://www.outrigger.com.

Malediven und Hawaii – die Trauminseln der Deutschen

August 11, 2015

Malediven und Hawaii – die Trauminseln der Deutschen
lastminute.de Insel Index 2015

München, 10. August 2015. – Mallorca ist seit jeher die unangefochtene Inselkönigin der Deutschen. Wovon Urlauber hierzulande jedoch tatsächlich träumen, sind die Malediven. Die Inselgruppe im Indischen Ozean führt die Top 10 der schönsten Inseln 2015 an. Es folgen Hawaii und thailändische Inseln wie Koh Samui. Auf Platz vier dann schließlich der Balearen-Liebling Mallorca – übrigens noch vor den Seychellen. Das ergab eine aktuelle Umfrage von lastminute.de, dem Experten für Online Reise und Freizeit. Mit Kreta auf Platz acht und Gran Canaria als Schlusslicht, schaffen noch zwei weitere europäische Inseln den Sprung in die internationalen Top 10.

Deutsche Lieblingsinseln weltweit
Die Trauminseln Nummer eins, die Malediven, bezaubern mit endlosen weißen Sandstränden, kristallklarem Wasser, einsamen Buchten und romantischen Sonnenuntergängen. Bei lastminute.de gibt es 9 Tage auf den Malediven im 3* Hotel inkl. Flug, Transfer und Vollpension momentan übrigens ab 1281 Euro.

Top 10 Insel Index
Malediven 9%
Hawaii 7%
Thailändische Inselgruppe, z.B. Koh Samui 5%
Mallorca 4%
Seychellen 4%
Dominikanische Republik 4%
Mauritius 3%
Kreta & Bali 3%
Barbados & Cuba 3%
Gran Canaria 2%

Top 5 Last Minute Insel-Angebote
Phuket: 9 Tage im 3* Hotel inkl. Flug & Transfer ab 791€ http://bit.ly/1UnwkrN
Mallorca: 1 Woche im 3* Hotel inkl. Flug, Zug zum Flug & Transfer ab 364€ http://bit.ly/1MOfFLH
Dom Rep: 9 Tage im 3* Hotel inkl. Flug, Transfer & All Inclusive ab 883€ http://bit.ly/1g8YhEA
Kreta: 1 Woche im 3* Hotel inkl. Flug & Transfer ab 325€ http://bit.ly/1IkBUG1
Gran Canaria: 1 Woche im 3* Hotel inkl. Flug & Transfer ab 397€ http://bit.ly/1KQq4qW

Hinweis: Alle Preise pro Person im DZ aktuell am Tag der Veröffentlichung und nach Verfügbarkeit.

Über die Umfrage
Diese Umfrage wurde im Auftrag von lastminute.de und lastminute.com durch OnePoll durchgeführt. Alle Zahlen, soweit nicht anders angegeben, stammen aus dieser Umfrage. Befragt wurden insgesamt 6.000 Erwachsene in fünf Ländern, 1.000 davon in Deutschland. Die Umfrage wurde online durchgeführt. Alle Zahlen sind gewichtet und repräsentativ für alle Erwachsene (18+) im jeweiligen Land.

Über lastminute.de
Last Minute Reisen und mehr unter http://www.lastminute.de. lastminute.de ist der Last Minute Spezialist im Internet, der hilft, mehr für weniger zu bekommen – am liebsten natürlich spontan in letzter Minute: Ob Strandurlaub, Kurztrip, Städtereise, Flug, City – oder Designhotel. Die Produktpalette umfasst täglich mehrere Millionen Reise- Angebote aller namhaften Reiseveranstalter mit Preisgarantie, tausende Hotels weltweit und Flüge von über 300 Airlines. In den vergangenen Jahren wurde lastminute.de mehrfach ausgezeichnet: Stiftung Warentest prüfte 2012, wo sich die Suche nach Pauschalreisen lohnt und kürte lastminute.de zum Testsieger mit der Bestnote (2,3) sowie der höchsten Bewertung in der Prüfkategorie “Website” – 2015 belegte Stiftung Warentest darüber hinaus die faire Preisdarstellung bei der Flugbuchung bei lastminute.de. Computerbild ernannte lastminute.de 2012 aufgrund der besten Verfügbarkeit und Preisverlässlichkeit zum Testsieger im Seriositätscheck der Online Reisebüros und verlieh kürzlich das Gütesiegel „Top Reise-Website 2015“. lastminute.de, ein Pionier unter den deutschen Reise-Websites, ist Teil von lastminute.com und gehört seit 2015 zur lastminute.com group


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