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Short-stay tourism campaign has long-term impact on Bristol’s economy, figures show

August 29, 2014
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Short-stay tourism campaign has long-term impact on Bristol’s economy, figures show

A marketing campaign which used the people behind some of Bristol’s leading attractions to promote the city as a short-stay destination brought in £25.7m and created nearly 500 jobs, according to new figures. Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton, co-founder of the pop-up restaurant and food festival, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion,...

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Firms urged to join urban gardening revolution taking root at Harbourside

July 11, 2014
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Firms urged to join urban gardening revolution taking root at Harbourside

Businesses based in and around Bristol’s Harbourside are being encouraged to take part in a groundbreaking urban allotment scheme to grow free food in flower beds. The At-Bristol science centre has partnered with Almondsbury Garden Centre and local food group Incredible Edible Bristol to transform the raised beds in...

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Wild Place’s Leap of Faith takes corporate teambuilding to new heights

June 30, 2014
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Leap of Faith- Travel editor Anne Gorringe teams up with Barclays to try Leap of Faith

A team from Barclays are on a high after testing out a new adventure course at Bristol Zoo’s Wild Place Project. The Leap of Faith challenge includes a 12-metre high totem pole which participants climb before launching themselves off a platform to grasp a swinging punch bag. The course,...

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Innovate and export to taste success in the future, West food firms told at major conference

May 16, 2014
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Innovate and export to taste success in the future, West food firms told at major conference

West food businesses must embrace innovation and explore new markets for export if they are to succeed, a major conference was told yesterday. The topics formed the two key themes at the Future of Food event staged by accountants Smith & Williamson at yogurt maker Yeo Valley’s headquarters in...

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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

April 29, 2014
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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

New holiday destinations have been unveiled for next summer and larger planes introduced this week at Bristol Airport as its passenger numbers continue to climb to record levels. Holiday giant Thomas Cook is basing two 220-seat Airbus A321 aircraft at the airport to use on its summer services to...

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Bristol heroes Brunel and Banksy named among ‘England’s finest’

April 21, 2014
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Bristol heroes Brunel and Banksy named among ‘England’s finest’

Brunel’s engineering masterpieces in Bristol and graffiti artist Banksy’s street art have been named among England’s greatest achievements in a list based on votes by the public. The two Bristol heroes will now star in a Hall of Fame showcasing England’s finest alongside Robin Hood, Sir Isaac Newton, The...

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Bristol Business News travel: A cool 72 hours in Iceland

February 14, 2014
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Bristol Business News travel: A cool 72 hours in Iceland

Spectacular scenery and a small but exciting capital city make Iceland a magnet for adventurous tourists. Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE took advantage of the recently-launched easyJet direct flights from Bristol Airport to Reykjavik and here gives her top tips for a great weekend away…                                                   Iceland’s...

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Don’t follow that camel: Iceland-bound air passengers greeted by ship of the desert

December 12, 2013
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Don’t follow that camel: Iceland-bound air passengers greeted by ship of the desert

Passengers arriving at Bristol Airport for the inaugural easyJet flight to Reykjavik this week may have been surprised to find a 7ft camel greeting them at the check-in desks. But Kokoso’s appearance was not down to a booking error by the airline’s promotions department – he was on hand...

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Travel: An apres-ski driving lesson that translates into a lot of fun

November 20, 2013
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Travel: An apres-ski driving lesson that translates into a lot of fun

Serre Chevalier, a high ski resort on the French-Italian border, is ideal for a group or large family holiday. And its added attractions, for Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE, included learning how to drive a ‘piste basher’. As our tour guide pointed out the ‘Milky Way’ ski...

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Airport introduces new flights as economic recovery starts to take off

October 1, 2013
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Airport introduces new flights as economic recovery starts to take off

‘Santa Special’ flights to Lapland are being re-introduced from Bristol Airport this December after a gap of five years as their operator expresses confidence in the economic recovery. The launch of the three and four-day packages by Esprit’s Santa’s Lapland brand, part of the Inghams and Ski Total stable...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Manchester

July 31, 2013
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Bristol Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Manchester

Known for its trophy-winning football teams and vibrant music scene, and the fact the BBC recently relocated there, Manchester is also one of the UK’s leading business destinations. So what can the business traveller do between meetings or to fill in a long lunch hour? Bristol Business News travel...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Hamburg

July 9, 2013
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Bristol Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Hamburg

Business links between the West and the German city of Hamburg are taking off following the launch of direct flights from Bristol Airport. So what can the business traveller do between meetings or to fill a few hours before flying home? Bristol Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE went...

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Actually, it is rocket science. Bloodhound’s Bristol team ‘are the world’s best’

July 9, 2013
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Actually, it is rocket science. Bloodhound’s Bristol team ‘are the world’s best’

The team behind The Bloodhound Project, the supersonic car under construction in Bristol which will attempt to beat the 1,000mph land speed record, is “the best in the world”, says driver Andy Green. And he should know. Not only is Andy the man who will be at the controls...

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