On Dec. 6, Wednesday, Miss Tourism International 2016 Ariel Pearse of New Zealand will crown her successor at Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Representing different countries and territories, 49 women from all over the world are vying for the crown.
Five titles are up for grabs. Aside from Miss Tourism International 2017, the other four titles are Miss Tourism Cosmopolitan International 2017, Miss Tourism Global 2017, Dreamgirl of the Year International 2017 and Miss Southeast Asia Tourism Ambassadress 2017.
The Miss Tourism International 2017 competition is the 20th edition of the annual international beauty pageant. Prior to the coronation night, four awards from sponsors were given, which were Langkawi Tourism Ambassadress to Miss Tourism Brazil Julia Do Vale Horta, Miss Secret Charm to Miss Tourism Thailand Kamolrut Tanon, Miss GINTELL Wellness to Miss Tourism Philippines Jannie Loudette Alipo-on and Miss KL Sogo Trendsetter: Miss Tourism Korea Kim Nayeon.
Two more awards from sponsors will be given during the coronation night, which are Miss Whoosh Glamorous and Miss Glowing Glojas. There will also be four special awards to be given during the ceremony, which are Most Prolific in Social Media, Best in Talent, Best in National Costume and Best in Evening Wear.
Among the early favorites are Miss Tourism Thailand Kamolrut Tanon, Miss Tourism USA Nicolle Velez and Miss Tourism Costa Rica Karol Abarca. Watch the Miss Tourism International 2017 livestream here and here.