Laguna Phuket scores on sports tourism with three volleyball tournaments

Laguna Phuket integrated resort will deliver three major international beach volleyball tournaments before the year is out, further solidifying its reputation as a destination for sports tourism.

The AVC 2021 Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships was held November 23 to 27, drawing athletes, coaches and officials from 10 countries in Asia-Pacific. Organised in partnership with the Sports Authority of Thailand – Phuket province, Thailand Volleyball Association (TVA), Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) and PPTV HD, the occasion highlighted the ability of Laguna Phuket to stage exceptional events and accommodate international visitors for safe, seamless and salubrious seafront stays.

The AVC 2021 Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships is the first of three major beach volleyball tournaments coming to Phuket this year-end

The FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championship is ongoing this week, and the FIVB Beach Volleyball U20 World Championship will follow on from December 14 to 16. Both events feature 28 male teams and 28 female teams from 48 countries and five continents.

The three events were hosted at Angsana Laguna Phuket.

Sports tourism has helped to put Phuket on the global map in recent years, and it will play a key role in the island’s recovery in the post-pandemic era.

Notable sports events hosted in the destination include the Asian Tour golf tournaments, the Laguna Phuket Marathon and Laguna Phuket Triathlon – the latter two will return in 2022.

Ravi Chandran, CEO of Laguna Resorts & Hotels, said: “Phuket is a global hub for sports tourism. With the island’s outstanding infrastructure, year-round outdoor climate and world-class hospitality, we have proved that we can stage any size of event, from small groups of active travellers to major international competitions.

“Laguna Phuket is at the heart of this sector, so we are delighted to have been able to welcome the AVB and FIVB back to the island for these important tournaments. I am confident that this will help to kickstart the recovery of Phuket’s tourism industry in 2022 and beyond.”

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