Young PR ambassador hopefuls begin training

Friday, 21 June 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 25 By  Vittaya Yoondorn

Twenty teams of 5 students each learned about the ASEAN Economic Community, stagecraft and Pattaya tourist attractions as they trained to become the city’s next young tourist “ambassadors.”

The second round of the 7th annual Pattaya Young PR Ambassador contest began June 8-9 with a handbook-decorating activity designed to settle the nerves of the Banglamung and Pattaya students and let them get acquainted with competitors.

Pattaya spokeswoman Yuwathida Jeerapat briefs the students on the economic and tourism-industry impacts of the AEC.Pattaya spokeswoman Yuwathida Jeerapat briefs the students on the economic and tourism-industry impacts of the AEC.

The serious work began with Pattaya spokeswoman Yuwathida Jeerapat briefing the students on the economic and tourism-industry impacts of the AEC, which launches in 2015.

In the afternoon, Siram Thubthongkhum from Stardice Entertainment Co. gave the students pointers on good stage presentation, offering advice on how to keep audiences engaged.

The first day wrapped with a field trip to the Art in Paradise 3D museum, where city public relations officers introduced the contestants to one of the many tourist attractions the young PR ambassadors will be asked to promote.

Two rounds of written and oral exams June 15-16 and 22-23 will narrow the contestants to 10 teams. Finals will be held June 28 at Royal Garden Plaza.

The first place ambassador will win prizes worth 30,000 baht with second- and third-place finishers getting 20,000 and 10,000 baht respectively. Smaller prizes will be awarded for specific oratory skills.

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