THE Welsh tourist agency has been promoting the country with images of tropical beaches and the Taj Mahal.
Visit Wales came clean after a group of Japanese tourists spent a week trying to locate the Eiffel Tower in Cwmbran.
American tourist Stephen Malley added: “We went to Milford Haven so we could sip margaritas on a sun-kissed beach and dip our toes in crystal blue waters.
“Instead we got an oil refinery. Also, the language makes everyone sound as if they’re choking to death.”
A Visit Wales spokesman said: “We may have removed a few terraced houses and added the odd waterfall or Grand Canyon.
“We did wonder if people would be so disappointed that they would never come back, but then we realised that no-one has ever come back.”
The spokesman also insisted the adverts were not as bad as Visit Scotland’s, which make only passing reference to the Scottish people.