Is this the most ill-advised advert ever? Syria tourist board releases promotional video

Is this the most ill-advised advert ever? Syria tourist board releases promotional video

Would you go to Syria on your yearly sun holiday?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A video promoting Syria, a country ravaged by war for the past five years, as an attractive tourist destination has gone viral on the internet.

Called 'Syria Always Beautiful', it shows aerial footage of people on the beach in the coastal city of Tartus, swimming and playing around on jet skis. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it makes no reference to the civil war which has torn Syria apart, nor the fact that the country is constantly under threat from Isis bombings.

Watch the advert below:

Cue Julia Hartley-Brewer's response: