LONDON -- The British Tourist Authority here is being scrutinized
for coming up short on the number of tourists its $80 million in
promotions was supposed to attract this year.
Members of Parliament serving on the Culture, Media and Sport
Select Committee said they plan to investigate the BTA's UKOK and
Only in Britain, Only in 2002 travel campaigns.
A BTA New York spokesman commented that the panel's action
indicates Parliament's increasing awareness of the value of tourism
to the British economy -- and the need to ensure that the industry
is properly funded in order to carry out the most cost-effective