Canadian and U.S. Delegation Visit the UK to Find Britain Open for Business

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Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from British Tourist Authority

    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation from 10 countries
 including Canada and the U.S. have spent the past week on a tour around
 Britain to see how Foot and Mouth disease is affecting tourism.  This week's
 visit has been declared "an unqualified success" in convincing them that
 Britain is still a very safe and attractive destination that is very much open
 for business.
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     The British Tourist Authority -- which organized the 'World Travel
 Leaders' Summit' in partnership with British Airways and the tourist boards in
 Scotland, Wales, Cumbria and the South West -- reports that all 40 delegates
 are returning home to persuade their customers and commercial partners to come
 and see Britain for themselves.
 
     SOT:
 
     -- Jeff Hamblin - Chief Executive British Tourist Authority
     -- Mr. Richard Copland - American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
 
     B-roll:
 
     -- Delegates at 10 Downing Street meeting Cherie Blair and
         British government ministers, London
     -- Scenic shots of mountains around Loch Ness, Scotland
         Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
     -- Delegates meet HRH Prince Phillip at Windsor Castle
 
     Video Provided By: The British Tourist Authority
 
 

SOURCE British Tourist Authority
    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation from 10 countries
 including Canada and the U.S. have spent the past week on a tour around
 Britain to see how Foot and Mouth disease is affecting tourism.  This week's
 visit has been declared "an unqualified success" in convincing them that
 Britain is still a very safe and attractive destination that is very much open
 for business.
     (Video:  http://www.prnewswire.com/broadcast/5003/5003_consumer.html )
 
     The British Tourist Authority -- which organized the 'World Travel
 Leaders' Summit' in partnership with British Airways and the tourist boards in
 Scotland, Wales, Cumbria and the South West -- reports that all 40 delegates
 are returning home to persuade their customers and commercial partners to come
 and see Britain for themselves.
 
     SOT:
 
     -- Jeff Hamblin - Chief Executive British Tourist Authority
     -- Mr. Richard Copland - American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
 
     B-roll:
 
     -- Delegates at 10 Downing Street meeting Cherie Blair and
         British government ministers, London
     -- Scenic shots of mountains around Loch Ness, Scotland
         Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
     -- Delegates meet HRH Prince Phillip at Windsor Castle
 
     Video Provided By: The British Tourist Authority
 
 SOURCE  British Tourist Authority