Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has passed all system tests to earn its Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) accreditation, effective immediately.
The accreditation followed a detailed submission and on-site inspections by the Thai government's MICE Capabilities Development Department.
The Outrigger's area director for sales and marketing for Thailand, Rory Campbell, received the accreditation on behalf of the resort at an award ceremony for recipients organised by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) in Bangkok on April 27.
"With TMVS accreditation, our sophisticated Similan Ballroom MICE set up at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has been officially recognised as among the best in Thailand," said Campbell. "We will now proudly take that message to event organisers who are seeking to create meaningful and rewarding corporate events in Phuket."
The TMVS accreditation was created to give accredited venues "a competitive edge" and "ensure sustainable growth in an increasingly competitive international MICE sector".
TMVS applies ISO quality standards in food safety, security systems, energy management and the administration of sustainable events. Physical, technological and service delivery standards have to be met before TMVS accreditation is awarded.
The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort opened its Similan Ballroom and breakout spaces in 2014; it is now among the leading mid-scale event venues in Southeast Asia.