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A roaring success for Bristol and showcase for its creativity. Wake the Tiger opens its doors

August 5, 2022
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A roaring success for Bristol and showcase for its creativity. Wake the Tiger opens its doors

The world’s first ‘amazement park’ opened in Bristol last weekend, with tickets for its first few days selling out. Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe went to check out this magical attraction, created in a rundown former paint factory.  Promised a ‘magical journey to another world’, I’m excited...

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Gorilla marketing: Huge sculpture installed at Bristol Zoo as clock ticks down to its closure

July 22, 2022
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Gorilla marketing: Huge sculpture installed at Bristol Zoo as clock ticks down to its closure

A giant interactive gorilla sculpture made in Bristol from sustainable wood has been unveiled to mark the countdown to the closure of the city’s iconic Zoo Gardens in just six weeks’ time. At nearly 7m high and sitting on the zoo’s main lawn, the ‘gorilla mum’ is taller than...

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Bristol Business News Travel: Stargazing on a volcano, visiting vineyards and whale-watching – not your usual Tenerife holiday

July 4, 2022
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Bristol Business News Travel: Stargazing on a volcano, visiting vineyards and whale-watching – not your usual Tenerife holiday

Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe heads away from Tenerife’s popular coastal resorts to discover vineyards, banana plantations and Spain’s highest peak on a fascinating trip to the island… Snuggled in my ski jacket, scarf wound tightly around my neck, I brace myself against the chill wind coming down...

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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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