Wal-Mart has begun a campaign to convince Americans that, despite foot and mouth disease, Britain is "open for business". The retailer claims its actions will give a boost to the British government's efforts to help the tourist industry and convince the world that Britain is still a good place to visit. Wal-Mart has begun distributing leaflets instore and is using its website and its shareholders meeting to bang the drum for Britain. Myths about Britain being closed for business with unsafe food and a burning pyre at every turn have been circulated widely in the US and have put off US tourists from coming to the UK, said a Wal-Mart spokesman. {{NEWS }}