Banyan Tree Group’s Laguna Phuket expatriate associates received their first vaccine dose on Thursday 3 June 2021 at the destination’s own Angsana Convention & Exhibition Space (ACES). Having completed the full vaccination programme for Thai associates, Laguna Phuket is the first major integrated destination in Thailand to have all associates vaccinated against Covid-19.
Part of the “Stay Safe with Laguna Phuket” campaign, the progression to expatriates’ vaccination is the latest step forward for Laguna Phuket in its preparation to welcome international travellers under Thailand’s initiative – Phuket Sandbox Programme from 1 July onwards.
“Laguna Phuket has been working closely with local government and tourism associations throughout this pandemic. In readiness for the Phuket Sandbox, our hotels have been continuously enhancing safety protocols to ensure that we safeguard the health and wellbeing of our guests, associates and wider community,” said Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket.
“In our continual sustainability efforts for the local community, we have extended the use of our 1,500 sqm indoor event space (ACES) to the local government for its vaccination programme. It has been encouraging to move forward with vaccinations for our expatriate associates.”
As an industry leader, Laguna Phuket is the first integrated destination to receive full Safety & Health Administration (SHA) certifications and also achieved full associates vaccination. This latest progress will enable Laguna Phuket to implement the enhanced Amazing Thailand SHA+ initiative to boost further confidence within the industry as it welcomes global guests with safety in place.