This footage was edited from tape kindly supplied by NBT TV Phuket on 27 November 2010 and shows:
Ramada Resort Khao Lak hotel, comments by GM Ramada, Khao Lak, beach scenes, some contestants return from boat trip, people in sea, walking on beach, most contestants return from boats onto pier, contestants swimming in pool, getting in bus, arriving at Ban Bang Pat ‘Fisherman Village’, greeting local Muslim ladies & children, mushing shrimp paste with mortar & pestle, making crab food, going to floating farm, planting tree saplings in mangrove, walking through the mud (even getting stuck a few times,) & interviews with several contestants praising Thais and Thailand especially.
The sixteen contestants in the Miss Belgium 2011 beauty pageant contest came to visit Khao Lak and Phang Nga from 22-29 November 2010, as part of efforts by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to generate publicity and attract more visitors from Belgium and other countries of the European Union.
The TAT Paris office together with BEST Tours, a major Belgian tour operator, won the support of the organizer of the annual beauty pageant to select Phang Nga as the backdrop destination for the various fashion and other film-shoots featured in the widely-watched TV event.
Thailand, particularly Phang Nga, will get widespread media coverage via the Miss Belgium 2011 Pageant for at least 1-2 months before and after the finals. The Pageant is expected to be promoted and broadcast by TV Channel Club RTL and RTL TVI in French and VT4 Station in Flemish.
The final round of the Pageant will be held in Knokke town, a major beach attraction in Belgium. On 9 January, 2011, it will be broadcast on VT4 Channel and RTL Channel during the prime time 20.10 – 23.30 hrs with a projected viewership of over 1 million in Belgium, Luxemburg, north of France, and surrounding countries.