16 November 2009 – 20 contestants for Miss Belgium 2010 and 30 media staff arrived Phuket this morning. Phuket Vice Governor Tree Akkaradecha, Director of TAT Paris Mrs Pataraporn Sithivanich, Director of Phuket Airport Mr Pratuang Sonkham, Assistant Director of TAT Phuket Mrs Nongnit Tengmaneewan, welcomed 50 visitors at the airport.
Director of TAT Paris Mrs Pataraporn Sithivanich said The TAT Paris office together with a major Belgian tour operator “BEST Tours”, persuaded the organizer of the beauty pageant to select Phuket as a venue for preparation camp and the backdrop destination for their activities.
The contestants, with organisers and accompanying media staff traveled to Phuket by XL Airways, a charter flight operating from Brussels to Phuket. A welcome reception was based on Loy Krathong theme where Belgian can wear traditional Thai costumes provided and experience festive Loy Krathong event. After that they will participate in activities like cruising, elephant riding, Thai cooking class etc.