On January 14th, the 12 contestants of Miss Slovakia 2011 went to join marine activities and record VDO presentations on Patong Beach. Then, some went to visit a community on Yao Island and others walked to see the beautiful Sino Portuguese buildings in Phuket Town, whilst they also plan to visit other Andaman locations and provinces.
Bangornrat Shinaprayoon, the Director of TAT Phuket, said that this helps to promote Phuket tourism in Slovakia as not many people from this country travel to Phuket. She believed more East European tourists would visit Phuket and Andaman provinces after seeing the VDOs.
Being the host location of international beauty contests creates a good tourism image of Phuket. In the past, there were many beauty contests which brought contestants to do activities in Phuket such as Miss Belgium, Miss Poland, & Miss France, etc.