Recently (on 20 November), Asia’s premier destination resort, Laguna Phuket was named Best Sports Event Venue or Facility in Thailand (Gold) at Sports Industry Awards & Conference (SPIA Asia) 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.Winning the award for 3rd consecutive year, the 2018 edition is a step up from the Silver and Bronze Credentials the resort’s Laguna Phuket Triathlon has won in Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand category in 2017 and 2016.
Also joined Laguna Phuket in this category were “Thanyapura Health & Sports Club” (Silver) and “Pattana Sports Club” (Bronze).
SPIA Asia 2018 saw steady popularity of both the sports conference and Awards Gala formats to now include 47 Asian countries across 21 distinct categories, both professional and community focused. 450 entries were received this year, and an independent panel of industry experts and appointed awards auditors have closely reviewed all the shortlisted entries before awarding the top performers with Gold, Silver & Bronze accolades.
“We’d like to thank MMC Sportz Marketing for hosting such prestigious event to recognize us in the sports industry, Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand, Sport Authority of Thailand and Tourism Authority of Thailand for continuous support in Thailand’s sport tourism segment, Phuket Provincial Office and Thai Airways International (PLC) for continuous support to Laguna Phuket and its annual sporting events,” said Ms. Prapa Hemmin, Director of Destination Marketing and Corporate Event, Laguna Phuket.
“Special thanks go to Go Adventure Asia our long-term partners, all of our athletes from our first sporting event since 1994, event staff and volunteers both from Asia’s premier resort Laguna Phuket and local communities surrounding us.”
Located by the beautiful Bangtao Beach in Thalang area of Phuket, Laguna Phuket Integrated Resort is the home of annual international-standard sporting events such as Laguna Phuket Marathon and Laguna Phuket Triathlon. In addition to the 7 resorts all connected with road and lagoons, Laguna Phuket’s facilities include award-winning spas, 18-hole golf course, lifestyle restaurants, activities and public area open to the community topped with its popularity as athletes’ training ground, associate running clubs and integrated hospitality capacity.