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Passengers travelling in the entertainment carriages of First Great Western Trains will be enticed to visit the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley from today.
Our area will be part of the Great Western Trail for three months on First Great Western Trains from London through to Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset, South Wales, Cornwall, Devon, Bristol and Bath.
It is thought that over a million people a month will get to see the natural surroundings and attractions of the area brought to life by video and interactive features on the 3,500 touch screens in entertainment carriages.
Forest of Dean District Council is pleased that this initiative is more than just advertising what the area has on offer. It provides a fantastic opportunity for passengers to interact and request further information about the area, while also stimulating interest and getting travellers talking about our holiday destination.
Paula Burrows, Commercial Manager at Forest of Dean District Council, said: “Running from Monday 22 April through to 22 July, this promotion really gives us the opportunity to excite and engage with passengers about the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley in a way we have never been able to do before. We hope that once they see the full range of what is on offer here they decide to come and visit us for day trips or, better still, spend their holidays here.”