MP visits Jane Austen Centre to promote British tourism

The world of politics and literature came together in Bath last week in support of a tourism initiative. Bath MP Don Foster was promoting British Tourism Week (BTW) when he paid a visit to the city’s Jane Austen Centre and met one of the figureheads of the national campaign. At the Gay Street attraction the Liberal Democrat politician was introduced to meeter and greeter Martin Salter, 46, whose face appears on the official poster for the scheme. Martin and Don FosterA photograph of Martin, known as the face of Bath and ‘England’s most photographed man’, was chosen from thousands of entries submitted by attractions across the country. During the thirty minute visit Mr Foster, dressed in appropriate Regency attire, undertook some 'meeting and greeting'. Working alongside Martin, he learnt what it takes to welcome the tens of thousands visitors each year that flock to the Centre from around the world. Don Foster: “It was a pleasure visiting the Jane Austen Centre during this particular week, as the attraction does so much good in promoting British tourism around the world. I am especially pleased as well that Martin was chosen to help front this campaign as he richly deserves proper recognition for all he does in the city.” Martin Salter: “I was very impressed by Don’s presentation and people skills, I guess being a politician probably stood him in good stead. His manners were impeccable and he was extremely attentive to all the visitors.” British Tourism Week is organised by VisitBritain, the UK’s official tourist organisation, to raise awareness of the importance of the country's £114 billion visitor economy and to highlight the contribution made by businesses and individuals to the tourist industry.

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