'Shush, or they'll all want to come!'
I was reading this morning that www.northwalesborderlands.co.uk, a partnership promoting tourism in Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire, is to have a big push to bring more Britons to our area this year.
[don't mention the credit crunch]
As I was reading the article I was thinking 'about time too', because it has always struck me when walking the Clwydian Range just how void of people the area is. I grew up in the Midlands and when we went walking in the Peak District the world and his dog was there.
In the 10+ years I've been here I've always thought we could be going more to bring in the tourists. But then I read the line in the same article that says tourism was worth £334m to NE Wales in 2007.
Now whilst that's impressive, imagine how much more we could be pulling in if we could sell our fantastic landscape to other Brits. Maybe we should be marketing ourselves as the best kep secret.
Suggested slogan: 'Shush, or they'll all want to come!'
Any other ideas?
Fingers crossed the official campaign will be a success.