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Travel Weekly Honours Outrigger’s Chairman

Travel Weekly Honours Outrigger’s Chairman
December 23
10:56 2014

Outrigger Enterprises Inc.’s chairman, Dr Richard Kelley, emeritus has been honoured by Travel Weekly magazine with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Travel Weekly is one of America’s most influential news resources for the travel industry.

Dr Kelley, whose remarkable career includes transforming Outrigger Hotels from a simple mom-and-pop business into a hotel chain spanning the Pacific, including Fiji.

 

Award

Travel Weekly chief-in-editor Arnie Weissmann said: “Richard Kelley’s efforts have led to extraordinary results, not only in the state of Hawaii, but to the industry as a whole.

“His remarkable career and many achievements, including his exemplary service to others, make him especially deserving of this prestigious award.”

The award was given in front of all branches of the travel and tourism industry – hotels and resorts, airlines, cruise lines, auto rental companies, tour operators, theme parks, destinations.

It was held on December 16, at Travel Weekly’s annual Readers’ Choice Gala Awards Dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The Travel Weekly Lifetime Achievement Award, first presented in 2003, honours members of the industry who have consistently demonstrated leadership and insight.

They too have profoundly changed for the better not only their own companies, but the industry as a whole and whose careers have provided a model of vision and accomplishment for tomorrow’s leaders.

 

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