As one of the world’s leading tourist destinations, Thailand is hosting the Miss Tourism World pageant for the first time, both in the Kingdom and in Asia. Miss Tourism World 2012 finalists from 60 countries will visit some of Thailand’s top tourist destinations between December 2 and 14, including the provinces of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Songkhla (Hat Yai), Chon Buri (Pattaya), and Krabi. The final round of the pageant in which the winner will be announced will take place at the spectacular Siam Niramit in Bangkok on December 15.
TAT Governor Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni said, “It is an honor for Thailand to welcome the Miss Tourism World 2012 finalists. They will enjoy visiting different parts of Thailand, experiencing especially the Kingdom’s distinctive culture and heritage, golden beaches, and unique places such as the Grand Palace. The finalists will also look beautiful and gracious dressed in Thai traditional outfits, as well as have the honor of visiting Chitralada Royal Villa and various Royal Projects. This is also a great opportunity to demonstrate confidence and safety in travelling in Thailand, especially in the southern areas.”
Miss Tourism World was first hosted in Malta with an aim to promote and highlight the tourism sector of the host countries. The final round of the Miss Tourism World pageant will be broadcast worldwide. The final will be the first time it is hosted in Asia, and is a tremendous opportunity for Thailand to promote itself as a leading tourism destination of choice.
The Miss Tourism World 2012 pageant is organized by Media Empire Co., Ltd., in conjunction with the Tourism World Organization, and supported by TAT. In addition to being crowned Miss Tourism World, the winner will receive one million baht cash, a trophy, and many other prizes. The first and second runner-ups will receive 500,000 baht and 300,000 cash respectively, plus a trophy and other prizes.