MMGY Myriad Destination News: August 2019 Edition

August 1, 2019 -

You may have noticed we look a bit different! On July 8, the MMGY Global family announced a new values and mission statement, an updated brand identity and a renewed focus on advocating for the travel industry. See why we believe it’s important to Inspire People to Go Places here.

Our clients are also keeping things exciting with events and cultural celebrations from Asia to Africa. Macao, China is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Macao International Fireworks Display Contest this September through October. Throughout this same time frame, Macao will celebrate creativity with the regionwide Art Macao festival featuring art exhibitions on display in all major hotel chains, the specially curated Art Macao Museum, music shows, youth programs, public art displays and more.

Samoa’s Teuila Festival September 1–7 has grown to be one of the island nation’s most celebrated annual events and one of the South Pacific’s biggest cultural festivals. With activities like a choral exhibition, canoe racing and dance competitions, it’s truly a sight to behold. In the Northern Territory, locals will celebrate one of the most “authentically outback” events in the world – the Henley on Todd Regatta – which is the only regatta in the world held on a dry riverbed.

Read on below for more news and media opportunities from Myriad clients.


  • Qatar, in partnership with Qatar Airways and local hotels, is offering amazing deals to consumers looking for a last-minute summer getaway. These details include exclusive flight savings with up to 25% on flights to Doha for trips booked and enjoyed in the summer months, and Qatar’s leading hotels with resorts are sharing discounts of up to 25% on their daily rates and premium F&B offerings. For more information, please contact Jaime Lusher at [email protected].
  • Rwanda’s Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Kataza House, set to open in August, will be located on a 178-acre piece of land on the border of the famous Volcanoes National Park. The lodge will consist of eight environmentally conscious suites complete with handcrafted and local designs, equipped with everything from private heated pools to iPad and media suites, as well as offerring in-room spa treatments. For more information, please contact Mandi Hefflinger at [email protected].
  • Northern Territory, Australia’s eco-conscious beach resort, Banubanu Beach Retreat, reopened in August following an upgrade to the property. Located on the remote Bremer Island with a capacity of only 14 guests, the resort offers guests a secluded island getaway. Banubanu Beach Retreat dedicates itself to being eco-friendly; the property runs mainly on solar power, and the main water supply is sourced from rainwater and aims to make as small of an ecological footprint as it can. The newly upgraded resort will offer a restaurant, plunge pool and six eco-safari tents that are strategically positioned to allow for ocean views. For more information, please contact Mandi Hefflinger at [email protected].

Roberta Haynes, who starred opposite Gary Cooper in the 1953 film “Return to Paradise,” will be laid to rest at the Return to Paradise Resort and Spa’s Chapel by the Sea in Samoa. Haynes’s ashes will be stored in a memorial adjacent to the Chapel that overlooks the beach she once adored. Alongside the memorial, Return to Paradise Resort will set up a permanent tribute display for Haynes right next to the chapel. For years to come, fans and people of curiosity alike will be able to pay their respects to the actress. For more information please contact Susana Lakovliev at [email protected].