PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s governor says people searching for Iceland online are finding her state instead because of a goof in its tourism video and she’s hoping they’ll visit.
The state’s tourism video has been mocked on social media for showing a prominent concert hall in Reykjavik (RAY’-kyuh-vik). Embarrassed state tourism officials quickly yanked the video off YouTube on Tuesday.
But Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN’-doh) looked on the bright side on Wednesday. She says maybe more tourists will come now.
An editing company has taken responsibility for the mix-up.
The scrutiny of the video has led to the discovery of an error on a newly redesigned tourism website. The smallest state has less than 2 percent of the nation’s historic landmarks, not the 20 percent listed.