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Bristol Business News Travel: Fabulous last-minute deals on – and off – the slopes

January 30, 2020
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Bristol Business News Travel: Fabulous last-minute deals on – and off – the slopes

Snow has been falling in France and Italy this week – good news for spring skiing! But with European and UK half-term holidays clashing throughout much of February, plan your trip carefully to avoid over-crowded slopes. March is always a great time to go – or if grey skies...

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Bristol Business News Travel: Last-minute ski deals, Eddie the Eagle and a cool way to learn ice climbing

December 31, 2019
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Bristol Business News Travel: Last-minute ski deals, Eddie the Eagle and a cool way to learn ice climbing

The ski season has started with some impressive snowfalls across Europe and there are some great deals around to make the most of them. Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe looks at what’s on offer along with the opportunities to start the New Year learning a new winter...

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Bristol Business News Travel – A surprise on every corner on an adventure trip to Lebanon

December 16, 2019
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Bristol Business News Travel – A surprise on every corner on an adventure trip to Lebanon

Stunning Roman ruins, gorgeous Greek architecture, fabulous food and wine – all packed into a country that’s just half the size of Wales. Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe falls in love with the Lebanon, a Middle Eastern gem that’s as welcoming and warm as the climate….  Robert...

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Tourist industry awards shortlistings for Bristol attractions

November 21, 2019
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Tourist industry awards shortlistings for Bristol attractions

Bristol tourist attractions will go head to head this evening with others from across Bath and Somerset in a major awards scheme. They are among a record 82 finalists aiming for gold, silver or bronze in this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. A further 15 companies will...

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Bristol on top of the world as city tastes success in global food and drink awards

November 8, 2019
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Bristol’s burgeoning food and drink sector is this week toasting the city’s success in helping land the prestigious title of the world’s best food or drink destination. The city landed the coveted accolade in a global awards scheme set up to celebrate excellence and innovation in experiences for food...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Vancouver

September 17, 2019
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Bristol Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Vancouver

Nestling between mountains and the Pacific Ocean on Canada’s west coast and with breath-taking scenery, Vancouver is often said to be one of the world’s most liveable cities. Bristol Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE went on the tourist trail to explore its beaches in the morning, hike in...

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Bristol Business News Travel: Joining in with single-minded guests on a solo holiday in Crete

August 15, 2019
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Bristol Business News Travel: Joining in with single-minded guests on a solo holiday in Crete

Keen to get away but your friends haven’t got any holiday left? Solo trips are one of the travel industry’s fastest-growing trends. Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe headed off to Crete and a hotel specialising in individual travellers to find out what all the fuss is about… ...

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Bristol artist’s Moon sculpture stars in 50th anniversary of Apollo landing celebrations

July 19, 2019
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Bristol artist’s Moon sculpture stars in 50th anniversary of Apollo landing celebrations

Bristol artist Luke Jerram’s touring exhibition of a massive Moon is this weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing as his latest thought-provoking work – a giant Earth – continues its tour. ‘Museum of the Moon’ is circling the globe in a tribute to the...

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Tourism in Bristol to benefit from new visitor rail pass and latest Rough Guide

June 7, 2019
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Tourism in Bristol to benefit from new visitor rail pass and latest Rough Guide

Bristol’s visitor economy has received a double boost this week with launch of the UK’s largest integrated rail and bus ticket scheme and the latest Rough Guide travel book. Great Western Railway has joined forces with a host of bus providers to unveil its Great West Way Discoverer pass,...

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Bristol Business News Travel: Walking into the unknown on an adventure trip to Portugal

April 18, 2019
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Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe packs her walking boots for a guided tour of Portugal’s wild Atlantic coast and, on the way, also finds some great beer and food in Lisbon …   I’m in the gardens of the Regaleira Palace in the historic UNESCO city of Sintra...

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Bristol venues and attractions win big again in region’s top tourism awards

February 12, 2019
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Bristol venues and attractions win big again in region’s top tourism awards

Bristol’s tourism industry emerged triumphant again last week as venues and businesses from the city went head-to-head against rivals from across the whole of the region in the coveted South West Tourism Awards. Brunel’s SS Great Britain scooped two awards – a joint gold award for Tourism Innovation –...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Seattle

January 11, 2019
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Bristol Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Seattle

Seattle is fast becoming one of North America’s leading tech hubs and is home to global giants such as Microsoft and Amazon. It’s also one of the US’s coolest cities. Bristol Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE went there on Aer Lingus’ latest transatlantic route – which clears US...

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Bristol earns place on global tourism map as a rising star of the industry

November 28, 2018
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Bristol earns place on global tourism map as a rising star of the industry

Bristol is being hailed as one of Europe’s leading travel hot spots after a top award as the ‘Rising Star’ of the international tourism industry. The city beat shortlisted Valencia in Spain and Tbilisi in Georgia at the prestigious National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards in a category that recognises...

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