Video: Thailand floods have little effect on tourism

TAT releases video news piece showing tourist areas unaffected

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is issuing a video news release (VNR) today showing that the floods in the country have had little impact on the tourism sector. The VNR, which includes fresh footage of Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket, also features interviews with tourists visiting the country during the floods.
Broadcast quality and low-resolution versions of the VNR are available at the FTP Site listed below.
The 2:42 minute VNR, which has a voiceover in English, provides information on the flood in Thailand from a tourist perspective. It starts out showing Suvarnabumi Airport and transportation links into the city remaining fully operational. There are shots of tourists in central Bangkok, which was not flooded and remains dry. Other shots include tourist destinations outside the flooded central provinces, such as Chiang Mai in the north and Phuket in the south. International tourists in these destinations are interviewed about the impact of the flood on their holidays.
Downlink details: Europe/N. Africa /Middle East, 16:00-16:15 GMT, 23 November 2011; Satellite: Eutelsat W2A; Frequency: 10966.5 MHz; Polarization: Horizontal; Symbol Rate: 6250 Ksym/s (DVB-S QPSK); FEC: 3/4; Video Format: PAL – 16/9
[pictured: Manohra Cruises, Thailand]