Bangkok Media Showcase for Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest
Laguna Phuket’s Tri-Fest carnival, which will see hundreds of international athletes from descend on the island for the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon on 25 November and iconic Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket a week later on 2 December, was previewed for media by organisers and sponsors in a special conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand in Bangkok.
The multi-media event showcased some of the elite triathlon stars set to compete in both races and thrill spectators, who each year throng to see the action in the spectacular swim, bike and run courses around the resort.
This year’s Ironman 70.3 field is headed by the hottest name in international triathlon - Leanda Cave of Great Britain, newly-crowned 2012 Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlon double World Champion and only the second-ever triathlete to achieve this feat in the same year.
Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket are linked by a Tri-Fest of training and social activities at Laguna Phuket during the week between the two Sunday races.
The Bangkok conference was addressed by Phuket Vice Governor Dr. Sommai Preejasilpa and also by sponsor representatives Soodrak Chanyavongs, Manager of Promotions Department, Thai Airways International; and Sukrudee Pongpanwattana, Vice President, Creative & Communications Division, King Power International.
Thai Airways International is providing travelling athletes with a 15k baggage upgrade for bikes and each athlete race bag will contain a King Power duty free discount voucher.
Laguna Phuket is Asia’s finest destination resort – a collection of deluxe hotels and villas including Banyan Tree Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Laguna Beach Resort, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas, Best Western Allamanda Laguna Phuket, and Laguna Holiday Club Resort - all sharing 1,000 acres of tropical parkland and three kilometres of beach frontage with Laguna Phuket Golf Club, Canal Shopping Village, Banyan Tree Spa, four Angsana Spas, Laguna Wedding Chapel, the Quest team building facility, and Latitude, a unique stand-alone function venue.