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Porn material inside tourism website?

Britain's tourism agency apologised for a link on its website which directed visitors to a pornography page.

india Updated: Jan 12, 2007 16:57 IST

Britain's tourism agency apologised for a link on its website which directed visitors to a pornography page.
 
Visit Britain said they thought pranksters had hacked into their Internet site after the porn link was reported by net surfers who got more than they bargained for when searching for what Cardiff has to offer.

"In the immediate term we have corrected the link and, while we cannot be responsible for the content of external sites, apologise for any distress caused," said a spokesman for the website.

Jeff Rees, a Welshman living in Finland, logged on and said he was left absolutely disgusted.

"I was shocked when I saw that -- very surprised," he told the South Wales Echo newspaper.

"I wanted to see what kind of things were being done to promote Cardiff and I was just amazed when I saw this website link; I couldn't believe it."

Visit Britain is responsible for marketing the kingdom worldwide.

The link has now been changed from porn to "Destination Cardiff", which promotes leisure and business tourism in the Welsh capital.