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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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Big night for Bristol’s tourism industry as its attractions and venues collect top awards

November 16, 2018
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Big night for Bristol’s tourism industry as its attractions and venues collect top awards

Bristol tourism businesses struck gold at the region’s top awards for the industry last night with Aerospace Bristol, the SS Great Britain and the New Room all picking up two accolades each and a wide range of the city’s other attractions and venues also among the winners. Destination Bristol...

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Concorde museum looking to land hat-trick of awards at region’s top tourism accolades

November 14, 2018
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Concorde museum looking to land hat-trick of awards at region’s top tourism accolades

Pioneering aviation museum Aerospace Bristol is in the running for a hat-trick of awards to add to its trophy collection tomorrow at this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. The year-old museum, which houses Concorde as well as tracing Bristol’s lead role in the history of powered flight,...

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Soaring international tourist numbers help put Bristol in running for ‘rising star’ award

November 9, 2018
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Soaring international tourist numbers help put Bristol in running for ‘rising star’ award

Bristol has been named as a rising star of the global tourism industry as new figures show international visitors to the city have soared by 60% in seven years. Readers of National Geographic Traveller voted Bristol as one of three destinations ‘making a name for themselves’ in the magazine’s...

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Bristol Business News Travel: Thailand – a perfect combination of city break and beach holiday

July 30, 2018
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Bristol Business News Travel: Thailand – a perfect combination of city break and beach holiday

In the second of her two exclusive reports, Bristol Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE flies from Moscow to Thailand for a two-day city break in Bangkok followed by a stunning 72-hour stay at a beach resort Can’t choose between a city break and a few days relaxing on...

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Seattle flights take off as popularity of US security pre-clearance in Dublin soars

June 28, 2018
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Seattle flights take off as popularity of US security pre-clearance in Dublin soars

Bristol business travellers heading across the Atlantic can now use another route that takes advantage of the fast-track US security clearance at Dublin Airport. Irish airline Aer Lingus Regional has been operating its pre-clearance service on flights to the US from Dublin for several years, gradually increasing the range...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Moscow

June 18, 2018
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All eyes are on Russia now the World Cup’s underway in cities across this massive country. However, the focus for business travellers remains the capital Moscow, with its major conference centres and business hotels. It’s easy to add on a day or two to a business trip to enjoy...

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Bristol Business News Travel: Get on your ‘fat bike’ for a magical March ski trip to the Italian Dolomites

March 6, 2018
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In the second of two exclusive reports to coincide with the near record-breaking depth of snow this ski season, Bristol Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE discovers the delights of Val Gardena in the stunning Italian Dolomites Love skiing in winter and mountain biking in summer? This month you...

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Bristol Business News Travel: Skiing in La Rosière, the French resort where Hannibal – and his elephants – crossed the Alps

February 21, 2018
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Bristol Business News Travel: Skiing in La Rosière, the French resort where Hannibal – and his elephants – crossed the Alps

The near record-breaking depth of snow this ski season is tempting even those who haven’t skied for years back to the Alps. In the first of two exclusive reports, Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe looks at the attractions of the high-altitude French resort of La Rosière The...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Nantes

August 25, 2017
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Bristol Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Nantes

The former European Green Capital nestles on the Loire river in Western France, 50km inland from the Atlantic coast. And, with direct flights from Bristol Airport, it couldn’t be easier to add a couple of extra days and combine a business trip with a little sight-seeing. On a recent...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Munich

March 9, 2017
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Bristol Business News Travel – 48:00 hours in Munich

As a major centre for media, finance and manufacturing, Munich is a popular destination for business travellers. And with direct flights from Bristol Airport, it’s easy to tag on an extra night’s stay to combine a work trip with a little sight-seeing. In the latest in our 48 Hours...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Paris

June 13, 2016
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Bristol Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Paris

With plenty of direct flights from Bristol Airport, the City of Light is a popular destination for business travelers. It couldn’t be easier to combine a business trip with an overnight stay and a little sight-seeing. Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe checked out some of the latest...

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Bristol Business News travel: Igloo building for beginners in Switzerland

March 11, 2016
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Bristol Business News travel: Igloo building for beginners in Switzerland

It’s the ultimate team-building challenge. This weekend teams of friends, colleagues and ski enthusiasts will gather on a stunning mountain plateau in Switzerland for the World Igloo Building Competition. The aim? To construct – and then sleep in – your own igloo. Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE...

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