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Outrigger Announces Transition to Outrigger Hospitality Group

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Outrigger Enterprises Group today announced the brand’s official name change to Outrigger Hospitality Group in unison with a company-wide initiative that restructures its multi-branded portfolio and further solidifies its position as a worldwide leader in the beach resort industry.

Outrigger’s corporate name change provides the brand clarity and structure for strategic growth of its domestic and international collection.

Three core categories under Outrigger Hospitality Group include its Premier Beachfront Resorts in Hawaii, Fiji, Thailand, Guam, Mauritius and the Maldives; its “by Outrigger” branded locations and its third-party managed properties. The new structure also delivers opportunities for Outrigger Hospitality Group to impart its extensive retail, development and management expertise.

Hotel Indigo Bali’s Seminyak for Two Package is ideal for a revitalising getaway

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In a prime location overlooking lush landscaped grounds and Mesari Beach on the southern stretch of Seminyak, Hotel Indigo Seminyak Beach draws inspiration from the flavours, culture, and character of the lively surrounding district.

Whether travellers choose to stay in one of the resort’s 19 delightful secluded one- and two-bedroom villas set within the resort’s rendition of a traditional Balinese village or Banjar; in one of its spacious suites with living room, separate boudoirs, spa-inspired bathrooms with rain-showers and amenities by SAVA Spa, and private balconies; or in one of its airily spacious rooms each with a private balcony, the Seminyak for Two* offer features the following:

  • Daily breakfast for two at Makase. Makase is the hotel’s neighbourhood café, contemporary yet casual with an open kitchen serving colourful local flavours for breakfast and dinner.
  • 30% off select treatments at the sublime Sava Spa. Treatments have been carefully curated together with a team of experts from HARNN, premium spa brand. They are inspired by the traditional practices and wisdom of Asia’s wellness heritage, derived from the Balinese, Siamese and Oriental cultures. For example, the Eastern Rose Aromatic Body Massage alleviates muscle tension and is ideal for calm relaxation, while the Balinese Boreh Body Mask is an all-over Balinese spice body mask that increases circulation while exfoliating and softening the skin. The Balinese Herbal Facial cleanses the skin, and is followed by a relaxing facial massage and hydrating fresh cucumber mask.
  • A complimentary afternoon tea for two at Pottery Cafe. Pottery Café is open all day with a finely curated selection of local specialty coffees, teas and chocolate, alongside freshly made pastries, charcuterie, artisan breads, pies, fruits and more. The wide selection of coffee, tea and chocolate is 100% cultivated in Indonesia archipelago. You can also shop for lovely ceramics on display which are produced by a local partner from Bali, Kevala Pottery

Sheraton Grand Danang Resort Introduces the Proposal Planner

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The  Sheraton Grand Danang Resort, a stylish luxury beachside resort on the stunning white sands of Non Nuoc beach, is delighted to introduce Trag Ha, Tiffany, the resort’s exclusive Proposal Planner, an onsite event planner who will help men pop the question with 5-star style.

An expansive luxury retreat on the white sands and tranquil blue waters of the East Vietnam Sea, Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is the ideal location for weddings and proposals – and the new Proposal Planner will work with clients to design the perfect setting to get engaged.

Perfectly situated on a pristine stretch of Non Nuoc beach, Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is an expansive luxury retreat offering 258 luxury guest rooms and suites – each with a view of the ocean. Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is distinct from other Danang hotels, offering the city’s longest outdoor swimming pool as well as six signature restaurants and bars featuring a variety of local and international cuisines. The resort is just 20 minutes from Danang International Airport and easily accessible from most of Asia.

For more information and to book your proposal in Danang, visit www.sheratongranddanang.com.  For wedding queries, please contact Tiffany at danang.event@sheratonhotels.com

Meriton’s newest hotel is positioned to service Sydney’s sporting and entertainment capital.

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Australia’s largest owner-operator of hotel suites is strengthening its presence in Sydney by announcing a new luxury hotel near  Sydney’s great sporting arena.

Positioned right next to the Sydney Olympic Park precinct, Meriton Suites Carter Street, Lidcombe has officially opened its doors and is the perfect accommodation option for sporting enthusiasts and concert goers alike.

Surrounded by some of Sydney’s most popular sporting landmarks and with a total of 153 suites, Meriton Suites Carter Street, Lidcombe is the perfect option for a luxurious stay, where guests can immerse themselves in all the action at Sydney’s sporting and entertainment capital that is Sydney Olympic Park.

Shangri-la’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives announces fitness residency with Adidas Global ambassador and personal trainer, Adrienne Ldn

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As part of its “Master in Residence” programme, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives revealed its latest partnership with London’s leading wellness expert and adidas global ambassador, Adrienne LDN.

Heralded as the ‘new face of wellness’ by Vogue, Adrienne will bring her fitness expertise to the resort for an exclusive 10-day stint from 9 April 2019.

KK Beach Sri Lanka Announces Gnarly Surf Deal

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Aussie surfers eager to drop in on Sri Lanka’s top breaks can now do so with a new 4-night surf package being offered by KK Beach located near Galle.

On the doorstep of popular Sri Lankan surf spots Unawatuna, Dalawella, Weligama, Midigama and Mirissa – KK Beach is offering surf lovers a 4-night stay inclusive of daily morning and evening surf lessons plus tuk tuk transfers.

Coupled with luxury trimmings such as daily breakfast and dinner, welcome drinks, daily signature KK cocktail, and local tours to Galle Fort and Martin Wickramashinhge folk museum, this package is ideal for those eager to discover Galle’s surf scene whilst immersing in the local culture and surrounds. Prices start at US$2500* in a Penthouse Suite.

Aviation

Plane struck by lightning before fiery crash: report

A preliminary report on the tragic Aeroflot plane crash that killed 41 people last month has provided some more clarity around what went wrong.

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Hotels

TAA announces finalists for 2019 Awards for Excellence

Travel Weekly was shocked to find we had been left off this year’s shortlist, despite being nither an accommodation provider or particularly excellent.

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Hotels

Hotel owner charged after seven die cleaning septic tank

The tragic event comes as campaign groups call for a crackdown on ‘manual scavengers’ who often die clearing septic tanks across India.

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Destinations

“Business begins now”, as DFAT downgrades travel advice for Sri Lanka

The downgrade indicates that Sri Lanka is progressing towards a state of normalcy, but is still cautious, with high levels of security in place across the country.

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Cruise

Scenic Eclipse is back on track with sea trial success

The new-build is one step closer to launch, after suffering more delays than Sydney’s CityRail on a rainy day.

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Events

Have you secured your spot at Travel DAZE 2019?

A plethora of top speakers, comfier seats and a swanky new venue – we’ve even surprised ourselves with just how good Travel DAZE is shaping up this year.

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Tourism

Rome bans ‘messy eating’ in spate of new tourism rules

The new rules will also mean fines for placing your mouth around the nozzle of drinking fountains, which is pretty bloody gross anyway if you ask us.

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Tourism

Vienna amusingly roasts web reviews (and itself) in latest tourism campaign

by Ally Burnie

Hey, Vienna’s given us many marvellous thing – Sigmund Freud, the schnitzel and the Streets Viennetta to name but a few.

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Tourism

Tourism Australia’s ‘Dundee’ campaign wins a Logie

The Logies aren’t for another two weeks, so this story really does come with a “spoiler alert”.

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Wholesalers

Wholesaler wrap: Intrepid’s mystery trip, Chernobyl short breaks, TTC deals + MORE!

Today’s wholesaler wrap is a little soggy after Travel Weekly’s wrap aficionado fell in a puddle on her way to work this morning.

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Travel Agents

Agent wrap: Globus’ agent Supertour wraps up, Helloworld’s huge famil + more

This week’s agent wrap has left Travel Weekly’s editor looking like The Incredible Hulk, such is his jealousy of all these mega famils and ‘supertours’.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week: Accor’s Simon McGrath honoured by Queen, Village Roadshow’s new CEO + more

This update on all the industry’s latest movers and shakers can best be described as a fruit salad, in that it has a bit of everything.

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