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July 28, 2016
The Outrigger Resorts brand has beaten off strong challenges from some of the world’s largest hotel and resort operators to win one of Australia’s most prestigious travel industry awards.
PHUKET,  THAILAND – Outrigger Resorts has been hailed as the “Best Hotel/Resort Group” in the Australian Federation of Travel Agents’ National Tourism Industry Awards for Excellence,  which took place in Sydney on July 16. Outrigger saw off competition from other finalists such as Accor Hotels,  Club Med,  Starwood Hotels & Resorts,  and Leading Hotels of the World.,  , More than 500 travel industry representatives turned out for what is the Australian hospitality industry’s night of nights at Darling Harbour in Sydney to recognise and celebrate excellence across a range of categories.,  , The Hawaiian-based Outrigger Enterprises Group is a privately held,  leisure lodging,  retail and hospitality company operating in the Asia Pacific,  Oceania and Indian Ocean regions. Guided by more than 68 years of family leadership,  Outrigger runs a multi-branded portfolio of hotels,  beachfront resorts,  condominiums and vacation resort properties located in Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island); Guam; Fiji (Coral Coast VitiLevu, Castaway Island); Thailand (Phuket, KohSamui); Mauritius; and the Maldives. The portfolio currently has 38 properties with approximately 8, 000 rooms.,  , Representatives from Outrigger’s Sydney Regional Sales Office,  Andrew Gee – Regional Director of Sales & Marketing Australia & New Zealand,  Maria Alaveras – Sales Manager- Retail Travel,  Wholesale & Industry Partners and Juliet Hudson – Sales Manager Destination Weddings,  Groups& M.I.C.E were on hand to accept the award.,  , “I can’t begin to say how proud I am of our Australia-based team, particularly Maria Alaveras who has established an excellent relationship with the travel industry community,” said Mr Gee.,  , “This really is an outstanding acknowledgement of our hard work and commitment in this market. We sincerely thank the industry for getting behind us to make this award possible. We are a very close team with an enormous passion for our wonderful values-led brand,” he said.,  , Mark Simmons,  Vice President Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific for Outrigger said that the award was of major importance.,  , “The Australian outbound market to Outrigger globally is significant and we are fortunate to have a very strong team to generate this business,” he said.,  , Outrigger Resorts has opened five properties in the last three years: in Mauritius,  Maldives,  Phuket,  Koh Samui and Fiji. The company continues to carefully assess further expansion opportunities in warm water beachfront resort destinations around the world.

Outrigger Acquires Two Fiji Properties

February 3, 2014

Outrigger Acquires Two Fiji Properties
Outrigger on the Lagoon * Fiji and Castaway Island, Fiji join the Outrigger portfolio as ‘owned and managed’ resorts

Bangkok, 3 February, 2014 Hawaii-based Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies in the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions, continues to expand its global portfolio of absolute beachfront properties with the announcement today that it has purchased from its partner, Mr. Geoffrey Shaw, the complete shareholding in the ownership company of Outrigger on the Lagoon * Fiji, and his privately held Castaway Island, Fiji – an iconic “private” island escape accessible only by boat, seaplane or helicopter. The two award-winning resorts combine to offer the perfect Fiji islands holiday experience. The transaction closed on January 31, 2014, for an undisclosed amount and gives Outrigger 100% ownership of Outrigger on the Lagoon * Fiji and Castaway Island, Fiji.

“This acquisition is consistent with the strategic growth of Outrigger in the Asia-Pacific region,” said David Carey, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group. “With over 66 years of experience in tropical resort destinations, our full acquisition of these two beautiful, absolute beachfront properties fits perfectly with our expansion strategies. We plan to have Outrigger resorts in the best beachfront locations in the best resort destinations in the Asia-Pacific region,” he added.

Since starting its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region in 2008, Outrigger has grown its global presence to include properties currently open or under development in Australia; Guam; Bali; Phuket and Phi Phi Island, Thailand; Mauritius; Hainan Island, China; and Vietnam.

Mr. Shaw will continue as a consultant to Outrigger. “We have enjoyed a long working relationship with Geoff and look forward to utilizing his expertise as a consultant as Outrigger continues to work with the Fijian community to welcome visitors to the islands,” Mr. Carey said.

Outrigger on the Lagoon * Fiji
The Outrigger on the Lagoon * Fiji is located on a 140 hectare (346 acre) piece of beachfront property in the heart of Fiji’s Coral Coast, one hour’s drive from Nadi International Airport. Australian businessman, Geoffrey Shaw, as company owner and developer of the hotel site, selected Outrigger Hotels and Resorts to manage the resort on opening, largely because of the success and values the Outrigger brand brings in operating hotels and resorts in island destinations.

Construction of the resort commenced in late 1998, with Mr.Shaw’s company overseeing the hotel’s development. Outrigger purchased a minority interest during the construction stage and provided extensive technical support throughout the development period. The resort opened on October 1, 2000, and today is branded the Outrigger on the Lagoon * Fiji.

According to Mr. Carey, Mr. Shaw has been instrumental in the property’s success over the past thirteen years. He obtained the necessary government approvals and community consent to redevelop the site into his vision of a unique Fijian waterfront village, combining individual bungalow ‘bure’ and hotel room accommodations set amongst lush tropical vegetation.The herculean task included moving a portion of the Queen’s Highway, the main road between Nadi and the capital city of Suva, and transplanting 250,000 tropical plants and trees. Today, individual bures set amongst the gardens and beachside along the water’s edge, together with modern low-rise hotel rooms and suites, swimming pools, multiple restaurants and a wide range of recreational facilities, combine with the genuine hospitality of the Fijians to deliver a unique guest experience.

Castaway Island, Fiji
Castaway Island, Fiji is a pristine private island resort located in the heart of Fiji’s Mamanuca Island group approximately 30 kilometres (18 miles) offshore from the main Fijian island of Viti Levu. The island’s 70 hectares (174 acres) are covered in rich tropical rainforest and surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and the azure waters of the South Pacific.

Sixty-six spacious bungalow ‘bures’ featuring traditional Fijian style thatched roofs are nestled amongst lush tropical gardens or beachside at the water’s edge. Stylish air conditioned interiors feature natural rattan and local timber furnishings and high vaulted ceilings lined with hand painted ‘tapa’ cloth — each one a unique and individual design. This private island resort, which boasts an annual 44% guest return rate, offers two fresh water swimming pools, four restaurants and bars, a wide range of water sports and activities including PADI scuba diving, surfing, and a renowned kids club.

Operations of both Outrigger on the Lagoon * Fiji and Castaway Island will be overseen by the Outrigger Asia-Pacific team from its regional offices in Phuket, Thailand. “We are excited to have both of these outstanding resorts in our portfolio. The unique and natural service culture of Fiji is a perfect fit for the Outrigger brand,” said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger managing director, Asia-Pacific.

For more information on Outrigger on the Lagoon * Fiji and Castaway Island, Fiji, or to make reservations, visit or call toll free 800-OUTRIGGER (1-800-688-7444). You can also e-mail or contact your preferred travel agent.

Neuheiten für den Sommer 2013 bei Club Med

October 16, 2012

Neuheiten für den Sommer 2013 bei Club Med
Traumhafter Urlaub für jeden garantiert

Oktober 2012 – Auch wenn die regnerische Herbstzeit beginnt – Club Med sorgt ab dem 9. Oktober mit der Eröffnung der Sommersaison 2013 für sonnige Stimmung. Ob Strand oder Berge, Entspannung oder Action – Club Med hält für jeden Geschmack den passenden Urlaub bereit. Familien profitieren beispielsweise von kostenlosen Aufenthalten für Kinder unter sechs Jahren. Außerdem neu im Programm: Aufenthalte in Club-Resorts, die in der kommenden Sommersaison mit Städtetripps verbunden werden können. Hinzukommen exklusive Sommer-Preise für Club-Resorts in Indonesien, Thailand und Mauritius. Neue Club-Resorts eröffnen in Belek (Türkei) und Pragelato (Italien).

Die perfekte Mischung inklusive Zwischenstop in Luxushotels
Urlauber, die ihren Sommer in Phuket, Kani oder Mauritius verbringen möchten, sollten unbedingt das aktuelle Angebot des „Stopovers“ wahrnehmen. Dieses ermöglicht einen luxuriösen und vor allem unvergesslichen Zwischenstop in den orientalischen Metropolen Abu Dhabi und Dubai. Reisenden steht dort ein Kultur- oder ein Einkaufsangebot zur Verfügung. Club Med übernimmt die Organisation für eine Nacht in einem exklusiven Luxushotel wie dem Jumeirah, Pullman, Emirates Palace oder Qasr Al Sarab.

Neueröffnungen an der türkischen Riviera und in der Bergregion Piemont
Club Med glänzt im neuen Jahr mit einem orientalischen Schmuckstück, dem 4-Tridents Resort Belek an der türkischen Südküste. Das Club-Resort bietet einen 2,5 Kilometer langen Sandstrand, einen renommierten Lykia-Links-Golfplatz am Meer, einen Wasserpark und exklusive Sportangebote wie Segeln oder Akrobatik am fliegenden Trapez.
Auf einer Fläche von über 1.300 m² können Gäste im Club Med Spa by Carita ausspannen. Kinder von vier Monaten bis unter zwei Jahren können im neuen Baby Club Med betreut werden. Für Abwechslung im Urlaubsprogramm sorgen Tagesausflüge z.B. nach Antalya oder Aspendos.
Ebenso eine Neuheit bei Club Med ist Pragelato Vialattea in Italien. Das ehemalige olympische Chalétdorf im Herzen des Piemonts ermöglicht ein einzigartiges Bergerlebnis für die ganze Familie. Das Resort strahlt durch sein italienisches Flair. Ein Spezialitätenrestaurant und Ausflüge in die Umgebung zeigen den Gästen die schönsten Seiten des Piemonts. Mit einem Entspannungsangebot für Erwachsene und Abenteuer für Kinder ist es die perfekte Lage für einen Familienurlaub. Das Club-Resort befindet sich auf 1.600 m Höhe im Herzen eines Naturparks. Hier gibt es eine große Auswahl an Sportaktivitäten wie Golf, Wandern, Mountainbiking, Paintball und Club Med-Fitness, aber auch Hunderennen und Ausritte. Für Entspannung sorgt im Club Med Spa by Payot ein beheizter Innenpool, zwei Saunen und ein Hamam. Auch hier können Gäste die Kinderbetreuung von zwei- bis 17-Jahren wahrnehmen.

Mehr sparen – mehr genießen
Bis zum 23. Januar 2013 bietet Club Med jedem, der sich für eine all-inclusive Reise in ein 4- und 5-Tridents Resort mit Flug entscheidet, dank dem Schnellbucher-Vorteil I, eine Vergünstigung von bis zu 300 Euro. Bei Buchungen bis Anfang März beträgt der Preisvorteil bis zu 200 Euro und bis zum 15. Mai 2013 gelten Rabatte von bis zu 150 Euro. Schnellbucher genießen neben der Bestpreis-Garantie aber auch andere Vorteile wie zum Beispiel die freie Auswahl an Resorts und den Zimmerkategorien sowie komfortable Flugverbindungen.

Den Vorabkatalog, genaue Informationen zu den Vorteilen und Angeboten von Club Med sowie die Möglichkeit zur Buchung erhalten Interessierte im Reisebüro, sowie unter oder telefonisch unter 01803 633 633*. *(0,09 €/Min. aus dem dt. Festnetz, Mobilfunk max. 0,42 €/Min.)

The best of Thailand

January 27, 2012

The best of Thailand
Booking flights and accommodation – guide and tourist information
Discover the Land of Smiles | All tourism information for your trip to Thailand

Koh Similan Marine National Park
Just 84 km northwest of the deckchairs and the bustling crowds of Phuket’s Patong Beach lies a gateway to another world. Koh Similan is one of the best-known island groups in the Andaman Sea, largely because of the wonders that wait beneath the clear blue waters that surround it.
Generally counted among the 10 most interesting dive areas in the world, this little archipelago has also become a favourite destination for yachts and tour boats.

PATTAYA the “Thai Riviera”
One of the hottest beach-resort destinations in Thailand, Pattaya may not be idyllic but it certainly makes up for it with a wide variety of activities, accommodation, and nightlife venues.
Pattaya is a popular beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand just 150 km southeast of Bangkok

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