Contestants competing in the overhauled Miss Tourism World beauty pageant will tour Pattaya in December as part of their two-week visit to Thailand.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh presided over the Oct. 17 planning meeting for the visit by the 60 contestants Dec. 6.
Suphanat Donjan, managing director of local promoter Media Empire Co., said the women will participate in various socially beneficial activities, tour Pattaya’s beaches and sample Thai dishes. Pattaya will provide security and transportation.
Suphanat Donjan, managing director of local promoter Media Empire Co., says Miss Tourism World contestants will be touring Pattaya Dec. 6.
First held in Malta with an aim to promote and highlight the tourism sector of the host countries, the pageant was bought last year by the private World Tourism Organization in the United Kingdom. The Thai venture is the new management’s first pageant.
Contestants will arrive in Thailand Nov. 30 and visit Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Hat Yai, Pattaya and Krabi to promote tourism to various destinations. The finals will be held Dec. 16 in Bangkok. The winner will receive 1 million baht cash and other prizes.