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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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£1m boost for Bloodhound as minister opens new technical centre

July 4, 2013
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£1m boost for Bloodhound as minister opens new technical centre

Bristol’s innovative Bloodhound project to break the world land-speed record with a 1,000 mph jet-powered racing car today received a £1m boost from the Government. The announcement came as science minister David Willetts officially opened the project’s new technical centre at Avonmouth where the pioneering car – the most...

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Bristol thinks BIG as city’s pioneering Green Week draws to a close

June 21, 2013
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Bristol thinks BIG as city’s pioneering Green Week draws to a close

Bristol’s BIG Green Week comes to an end this weekend with the UK’s first European-style car-free day of entertainment and a host of other events. Bristol mayor George Ferguson, who a week ago was in Nantes to collect the European Green Capital 2015 title, for the city, will launch...

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Trunki boss Rob Law makes case for putting green at the heart of every business

June 20, 2013
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Trunki boss Rob Law makes case for putting green at the heart of every business

West entrepreneurs inspired businesses of all sizes to gain a commercial advantage by becoming green at a meeting staged as part of Bristol’s BIG Green Week. The flagship event, staged by Business West, the business support organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, heard from...

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Bristol restaurant group Friska tastes success in first Green Business of the Year Award

June 19, 2013
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Bristol restaurant group Friska tastes success in first Green Business of the Year Award

In just three years, university graduates Ed Brown and Griff Holland have started a company and opened an impressive four restaurants. Now, their ethos of putting ‘green’ at the heart of their business has landed them a major award at this week’s BIG Green Week. Business West, the business...

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Bristol’s BIG Green Week puts business innovation at the heart of the agenda

June 12, 2013
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Bristol’s BIG Green Week puts business innovation at the heart of the agenda

Creating sustainable businesses through innovation will be the theme of two days of events next week as part of Bristol’s BIG Green Week – with a live video link with Sir Richard Branson among the highpoints. Sir Richard will be among a panel of experts answering questions on innovation...

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Hunt is on to find the West’s greenest businesses

June 7, 2013
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Bristol firms are being encouraged to put ‘green’ at the heart of their business and enter a competition that ties in with the city’s BIG Green Week. Firms have until 5pm today to register their application and have a chance of winning the title Greenest Business in the South...

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