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Phuket affirms 'safe' status with inaugural Health Fair

Laguna Phuket puts new safety measures into action as the island prepares to reopen to international visitors.

In partnership with Bangkok Hospital Phuket, the Laguna Phuket Health Fair featured free consultations and health screenings.
In partnership with Bangkok Hospital Phuket, the Laguna Phuket Health Fair featured free consultations and health screenings.

Laguna Phuket resort complex, which features seven hotels and the Angsana Convention and Exhibition Space, recently hosted the inaugural Laguna Phuket Health Fair.

In partnership with Bangkok Hospital Phuket, the 29 August event featured free consultations and health screening conducted in accordance with Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) regulations. This included the wearing of masks, temperature checks and tracking on arrival, one-metre distancing between all participants, deep cleaning of the venue prior to the event, and disinfectant routines during the event.

Laguna Phuket managing director, Ravi Chandran, said: "We are delighted to deepen our partnership [with Bangkok Hospital Phuket] as we heighten our practices to safeguard against the current public health situation.”

The event is positive sign for MICE planners as the island prepares to reopen to international tourists in October as part of a destination-specific travel bubble

Thai Airways International will soon relaunch direct charter flights to the Thai island from six international destinations, namely Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, Thailand and Singapore are currently in talks to restart business travel between the two countries, according to an August 26 statement from Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Laguna Phuket Health Fair will also bolster the #StaySafeWithLagunaPhuket campaign, which was launched in July when the complex, a popular MICE destination, was granted the Amazing Thailand SHA Certification. Hotels within the complex have also implemented safety measures from the Banyan Tree Group's Safe Sanctuary Programme, which extend to residential services, spas, golf, tours, transportation and retail.

For domestic MICE events, Angsana Laguna Phuket is offering half and full-day meeting packages with a range of customisable benefits and value-added services such as themed coffee breaks, spa discounts and complimentary airport transfers. However, a minimum two-night stay is required.