Outrigger Resorts celebrates World Oceans Month with 2nd Annual OZONE Day at Waikiki Aquarium and new OZONE Eco Adventure Package
RELEASE NUMBER 55/16
WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – In conjunction with World Oceans Month – Outrigger Resorts is inviting the public to the Waikiki Aquarium on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for its second annual OZONE Day filled with fun activities for the entire family. Also, just in time for OZONE Day, Outrigger Resorts is introducing a new OZONE Eco Adventure Package available at its two beachfront properties, the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. The package will be available for booking beginning June 1, 2016, online at outrigger.com/ozone.
OZONE Day at the Waikiki Aquarium
Outrigger’s 2nd Annual OZONE Day at the Waikiki Aquarium will feature four hours of great outdoor fun and entertainment for the entire family. Free keiki activities will include hand print art, sand art, a fish toss game, temporary tattoos and picture frame art. The first 200 keiki who participate will receive a free box of crayons.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Camarillo Brothers, Kalae & Kamaka, will take the stage to perform. There also will be a social media photo booth where attendees can take photos with their smart phones; anyone who hashtags their photo with #OutriggerResorts and posts it to social media will receive a special gift.
Outrigger’s OZONE Day at the Waikiki Aquarium will also feature an ocean-inspired art show with works by ‘Art on the Zoo Fence’ artists on display. Artists also will be painting live during the event, and if you see an art piece you like and purchase it that day, the artist will donate twenty percent of the sale to the Waikiki Aquarium.
Rounding out the fun activities will be an algae clean up in the waters fronting the Waikiki Aquarium. At last year’s inaugural OZONE Day at the Waikiki Aquarium, more than 100 Outrigger hosts and community volunteers removed 220 pounds of algae from the waters fronting the Waikiki Aquarium.
OZONE Eco-Adventure Package
On June 1, Outrigger Resorts will introduce the OZONE Eco-Adventure package at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. The package has been developed to encourage guests to get into the water and experience the wonder and beauty of the Pacific Ocean and features a buy one get one free Snorkel Eco-Adventure Sail Tour voucher, two admission tickets to the Waikiki Aquarium and an in-room welcome gift including reef-friendly sunscreen, swim goggles to provide swimmers a clear underwater view, a dive mesh bag to make it easy to collect trash when in the water or walking along the shore and a 2017 Ocean Life calendar. Pricing for the OZONE Eco-Adventure Package starts from $239 per room, per night. Reservations will be available starting June 1st and can be made online at outrigger.com/ozone, by phone at 1-800-688-7444 or by contacting your preferred travel professional.
OZONE, which stands for Outrigger’s ZONE, is the hospitality company’s global conservation initiative centered on preserving coral reefs around the world and specifically waters fronting its nine premier beachfront resorts. Outrigger works with like-minded partners, including the Waikiki Aquarium and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), on OZONE to protect and preserve coral reef systems by promoting conservation initiatives and public education.
“As part of our global OZONE initiative, Outrigger has made a commitment to plant and grow a football-field worth of coral in the Pacific, Southeast Asia and Indian Oceans,” said Bitsy Kelley, vice president of corporate communications for Outrigger Enterprises Group. “Coral reefs are the world’s largest and most vulnerable ecosystem; Outrigger is proud to play a role in helping to raise awareness for protecting coral reefs here in Hawaii and across the globe.”
Since its inception one year ago, OZONE has helped to raise awareness about the status of coral reef systems, while simultaneously enhancing the guest experience at Outrigger Resorts properties worldwide through authentic interaction and learning. Guests of Outrigger Resorts can view an in-room video, attend on-property lectures and participate in community activities like coral planting and ocean clean ups.
For more information about OZONE and how to get involved, visit outrigger.com/ozone.