Every picture tells a story, and thanks to some amazing images of Thanet, the area is achieving high-profile exposure across London and the south east this summer. Iconic images of Margate and Botany Bay are now on display at high footfall locations as part of a major campaign to encourage visitors to the area. Working closely with Visit Kent and Turner Contemporary, Thanet District Council is thrilled that the Kent Contemporary campaign this year will feature Margate’s famous art gallery, Turner Contemporary, for the first time. The image appears on huge 48 sheet billboards at central London Stations including Paddington, London Bridge, Fenchurch Street and Kensington Olympia, as well as other outer London stations. Featuring on key Eurotunnel poster sites, the stunning image of Margate, will also give visitors to the country a first glimpse of the beautiful seaside town as soon as they land on British soil. An eye catching image of Botany Bay, which has been used as part of this campaign for three years, will also be featured again this year, as well as being used by Visit England on posters sent to the country's 270 Visitor Information Centres as part of their promotion 'Holidays at home are Great'. Both photographs of Thanet will also be displayed as part of a national ‘Great’ campaign by Visit Britain which will see the images at Ashford and Ebbsfleet International Stations, key transport hubs during the Olympics. Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr. Iris Johnston, said: “We couldn't wish for better exposure and at such an important time! With the eyes of the world focussed on London, and thousands of visitors expected for the Diamond Jubilee and Olympic and Paralympic Games, it's good to know that our beautiful little corner of the country is being represented and hopefully enticing people to visit. “Seeing the billboard actually in situ at Paddington Station was incredible! The photograph is stunning and it really captures the beauty of Margate and the Turner Contemporary. Along with our recent good news about receiving more Blue Flag awards than any other council area in the country, this really does give us something to celebrate and should make Thanet really proud”. Deputy Director of Turner Contemporary Richard Morsley, said: "It's great to be partnering with Thanet District Council to make Turner Contemporary and Margate a key image in the 2012 Visit Kent campaign. With the Tracey Emin exhibition opening on 26th May, we are expecting another busy summer ahead for Margate and this images captures the sky that drew JMW Turner to the town all those years ago." For more information on Thanet’s beautiful beaches view our new Beaches and Bays e-brochure at www.visitthanet.co.uk/beaches-bays/ For more information on Turner Contemporary go to www.turnercontemporary.org photograph Cllr Iris Johnston and Richard Morsley in front of the image at Paddington Station, London.