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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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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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