As Phuket rebounds with domestic tourism, industry players rally together while keeping health and safety regulations in mind. Fully accredited recently by Thai Meeting Venue Standards (TMVS) Certifications for mass participation events, Laguna Phuket hosted a series of events to celebrate the rescheduled Thai Songkran holidays.
Working closely with local authorities and partners, these events incorporated stringent adherence to health and safety regulations and distancing protocols while stimulating travel rebound and vibes. Around 4,000 residents and hotel guests enjoyed a 5km and 11km “Night Run” around Laguna Phuket, a two-day community “Angel Market” hosted by Cassia Phuket in support of the affected airline industry and Laguna Phuket Beach-cleaning Sustainability Event at Xana Beach Club.
On Saturday 5 September 2020, Laguna Phuket hosted the inaugural Run For Friendship, organised by the Phuket Police. The 1,800 runners started at Laguna Grove, made famous by its international events such as Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon. The finish line was at the stunning Xana Beach Club, where runners enjoyed an evening of live entertainment, a variety of local food and refreshments.
Another highlight of the weekend was the “Angel Market” held at Cassia Phuket, a community event created to support the affected airline industry impacted by international travel downturn. The market welcomed over 50 airline associates as vendors, providing a wide variety of F&B, souvenirs and apparel. During the two days, over 2,000 people were entertained with big-screen movies, a pool party, live music and DJ, dance competitions and a fire show.
As a finale, Xana Beach Club at Angsana Laguna Phuket held a community beach- cleaning activity followed by sunset drinks. Over 300 people supported the event to remove debris from the northern end of Layan Beach.
Famous Thai singer and actress Ms Wichayanee Pearklin (also known as “Gam The Star”) celebrated the holidays in Laguna Phuket, spending time at the Angel Market and Xana Beach Club Sustainability Event.
SAVP of Laguna Phuket, Mr Paul Wilson, “Laguna Phuket is famous as an events destination. We have large event spaces such as Laguna Grove, Cassia Phuket, Xana Beach Club and Angsana Convention & Exhibition Space (ACES), which enable Laguna Phuket to host mass participation events, while strictly following all public health and safety regulations.”
In response to the recent pandemic, every hotel within Laguna Phuket has implemented global safety measures, such as the Safe Sanctuary Programme by Banyan Tree Group. In keeping with the ethos to Protect, Provide and Prevent, Laguna Phuket’s other destination facilities, such as residential services, spas, golf, tours, transportation and retail, have also enhanced safety measures to ensure residents, guests and associates can truly #StaySafeWithLagunaPhuket.
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Laguna Phuket, Asia’s premiere destination resort – a collection of deluxe hotels and villas including Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort and Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort – all sharing 1,000 acres of tropical parkland and three kilometres of beach frontage in Phuket, Thailand, with award-wining 18-hole Laguna Golf Phuket, an onsite Laguna Tours and excursions operator, XANA Beach Club, Canal Shopping Village, award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, four Angsana Spas, Banyan Tree Gallery and Angsana Galleries, “ACES” a large scale function venue, and “Laguna Grove” an outdoor large-scale event venue.