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Flights take off to link Europe’s green cities of Bristol and Nantes

July 9, 2015
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Flights take off to link Europe’s green cities of Bristol and Nantes

The first direct flights between Bristol and Nantes – officially two of Europe’s greenest cities – started this week as airline bmi regional launched its latest service from Bristol Airport. The twice-weekly service – flights are on Saturday and Tuesday – has highlighted the similarities between the two cities...

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More new flights launched from Bristol Airport to key European business destinations

April 27, 2015
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More new flights launched from Bristol Airport to key European business destinations

New flights to Paris and Düsseldorf took off earlier this week as operator bmi regional extended its route network from Bristol Airport. The flights, which are expected to boost trade between the West of England and France and Germany, were launched just over a week after rival easyJet started...

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Boost to economy expected as easyJet launches new flights from Bristol Airport this weekend

April 17, 2015
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Boost to economy expected as easyJet launches new flights from Bristol Airport this weekend

Five new flights from Bristol Airport take off for the first time this weekend – with operator easyJet promising they will bring a major boost to the West of England’s economy. The new services – to Lanzarote, Gibraltar, Porto, Bilbao and the Isle of Man – take easyJet’s total...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Geneva

October 10, 2014
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Bristol Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Geneva

With direct flights from Bristol Airport to Geneva, it couldn’t be easier to combine a business trip to Switzerland's second city with some leisure time with attractions ranging from helping make wine, competing in a marathon or relaxing at a spa.  Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe put...

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Park Street traders go all out to win title of Britain’s best high street

October 6, 2014
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Park Street traders go all out to win title of Britain’s best high street

Traders on Bristol’s iconic Park Street are hoping their summer of fun will lead to victory in a national competition to find Britain’s best high street. Park Street became one of the world’s most-famous roads earlier this year when Bristol artist Luke Jerram built a giant waterslide down it...

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Short-stay tourism campaign has long-term impact on Bristol’s economy, figures show

August 29, 2014
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Short-stay tourism campaign has long-term impact on Bristol’s economy, figures show

A marketing campaign which used the people behind some of Bristol’s leading attractions to promote the city as a short-stay destination brought in £25.7m and created nearly 500 jobs, according to new figures. Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton, co-founder of the pop-up restaurant and food festival, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion,...

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Firms urged to join urban gardening revolution taking root at Harbourside

July 11, 2014
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Firms urged to join urban gardening revolution taking root at Harbourside

Businesses based in and around Bristol’s Harbourside are being encouraged to take part in a groundbreaking urban allotment scheme to grow free food in flower beds. The At-Bristol science centre has partnered with Almondsbury Garden Centre and local food group Incredible Edible Bristol to transform the raised beds in...

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Wild Place’s Leap of Faith takes corporate teambuilding to new heights

June 30, 2014
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Leap of Faith- Travel editor Anne Gorringe teams up with Barclays to try Leap of Faith

A team from Barclays are on a high after testing out a new adventure course at Bristol Zoo’s Wild Place Project. The Leap of Faith challenge includes a 12-metre high totem pole which participants climb before launching themselves off a platform to grasp a swinging punch bag. The course,...

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Innovate and export to taste success in the future, West food firms told at major conference

May 16, 2014
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Innovate and export to taste success in the future, West food firms told at major conference

West food businesses must embrace innovation and explore new markets for export if they are to succeed, a major conference was told yesterday. The topics formed the two key themes at the Future of Food event staged by accountants Smith & Williamson at yogurt maker Yeo Valley’s headquarters in...

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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

April 29, 2014
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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

New holiday destinations have been unveiled for next summer and larger planes introduced this week at Bristol Airport as its passenger numbers continue to climb to record levels. Holiday giant Thomas Cook is basing two 220-seat Airbus A321 aircraft at the airport to use on its summer services to...

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Bristol heroes Brunel and Banksy named among ‘England’s finest’

April 21, 2014
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Bristol heroes Brunel and Banksy named among ‘England’s finest’

Brunel’s engineering masterpieces in Bristol and graffiti artist Banksy’s street art have been named among England’s greatest achievements in a list based on votes by the public. The two Bristol heroes will now star in a Hall of Fame showcasing England’s finest alongside Robin Hood, Sir Isaac Newton, The...

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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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