“No tourists have visited Hull in the last two years and it suddenly occurred to us that perhaps people thought we had a travel ban list” said the Lord Mayor of Hull Mary Glew.
“I think many would-be tourists were so excited about the prospect of visiting Hull, they just didn’t want to take the risk there was some sort of secret ‘banned list’ that would scuttle their holiday of a lifetime.”
“Imagine the devastation of flying into Humberside Airport and then being diverted to London, Edinburgh, or Paris before having a chance to drive over the Humber Bridge, the 7th longest single span suspension bridge in the World, or visit The Deep Aquarium, with its justifiably famous reputation for plentiful parking” remarked Mayor Glew.
Mayor Glew said to reinforce the lack of a banned list, and to spread the message Hull is open to all, the Council is working on a new tourism slogan.
“We’ve come up with ‘You can go to Hull’.”
“We’re confident visitors who come for a bank holiday weekend will feel like they’ve been here for an eternity.”