Assembly hit back in ad row
WELSH Tory comments about a lack of advertising by Visit Wales in the summer "show a complete lack of understanding", the Welsh Government has claimed.
The Welsh Conservatives said Visit Wales had not spent a penny advertising Wales in the UK or abroad in the first five months of this financial year, which began on April 1.
South Wales West AM Suzy Davies said voters would find this astonishing, and accused the Labour administration of neglecting the lucrative peak season.
A Welsh Government spokesman said: "These comments show a complete lack of understanding of how budgets work. Advertising campaigns are planned and paid for well in advance of delivery."
He added that advertising was focused in the spring and autumn when people were most likely to choose where to go on holiday.