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New move to put Bristol firmly on corporate travel map

May 10, 2013
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Destination Bristol will be showcasing the city’s top hotels and tourist attractions at the world’s largest meetings and events trade show, IMEX 2013, in Germany later this month, in a bid to attract more businesses to Bristol. It hopes that the three-day annual exhibition, which runs from May 21-...

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Innovative business hub helps create Bristol’s ‘media mile’

May 8, 2013
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Innovative business hub helps create Bristol’s ‘media mile’

Bristol’s burgeoning reputation as a major centre for the creative and digital industries has been enhanced with the opening of a state-of-the-art £7m business campus. Temple Studios, next to Temple Meads station and part of the city’s developing Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, is already home to clutch of young...

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Wallace & Gromit come home as they promote grand days out for UK tourism

May 1, 2013
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Wallace & Gromit come home as they promote grand days out for UK tourism

Bristol’s Oscar winners Wallace & Gromit will be back in their home city today in their latest starring roles – helping boost UK tourism. The Plasticine pair have been signed up by tourist board VisitEngland to front a new campaign to encourage Britons to holiday in their own country...

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Travel: Now’s the time to slope off to where snow meets rock

April 22, 2013
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Travel: Now’s the time to slope off to where snow meets rock

Can’t decide whether to splash out to see your favourite band on their European tour or go skiing? These days you can do both, writes travel editor ANNE GORRINGE With veteran bands like The Stones charging an arm and a leg for their concert tickets, it could be wiser...

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Work on the wild side for Burges Salmon volunteers is helping zoo find its place

March 5, 2013
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Work on the wild side for Burges Salmon volunteers is helping zoo find its place

Staff from Bristol law firm Burges Salmon are helping clear a site near Cribbs Causeway as part of Bristol Zoo’s ambitious plan to create a world-class conservation park on the edge of the city. Stage one of the new visitor attraction, Wild Place, is due to open this summer...

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Cracking app Gromit! Aardman stars help choose England’s top tourist sites

February 22, 2013
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Cracking app Gromit! Aardman stars help choose England’s top tourist sites

Aardman Animation Oscar winners Wallace & Gromit have been drafted in by the English tourist board VisitEngland. to choose the best attractions England has to offer for a new app aimed at persuading travellers to holiday at home rather than venturing abroad. VisitEngland’s 101 Things To Do Before You...

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Three more key business routes announced from Bristol by bmi regional

February 13, 2013
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Three more key business routes announced from Bristol by bmi regional

Airline bmi regional today announced three more direct flights from Bristol Airport to major European cities – opening up key business opportunities for West firms. The airline, which launched its service to Hamburg on Monday, is to fly to Munich, Hanover and Milan from May. It also today announced...

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Trade boost in the air as inaugural Bristol-Hamburg flight takes place

February 11, 2013
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Trade boost in the air as inaugural Bristol-Hamburg flight takes place

The first flight from Bristol Airport to Hamburg by bmi regional took place this morning – strengthening trade links between the two cities. Landing at the German city on time to a sunny but chilly morning – the temperature at the airport was minus-5 degrees – the Bristol delegation...

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Awards show strength of Bristol’s tourism and hospitality sectors

January 25, 2013
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Awards show strength of Bristol’s tourism and hospitality sectors

The cream of Bristol’s visitor attractions, hotels and retailers will compete on Monday for the city’s top tourism and hospitality awards. Staged by Destination Bristol, the coveted awards will be handed over in front of an audience of more than 300 representatives of the city's tourism industry at the...

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Another boost for Bristol Airport as Bath city centre direct link is announced

January 23, 2013
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Another boost for Bristol Airport as Bath city centre direct link is announced

A new direct bus service linking Bristol Airport with the centre of Bath is to be launched in March – the second new transport link with an important market for the airport to be announced in as many weeks. The service, which will be operated by Bath Bus Company,...

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Lights, camera, action! Mulberry founder’s film set restaurant pops up

November 15, 2012
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Lights, camera, action! Mulberry founder’s film set restaurant pops up

West entrepreneur and founder of the iconic Mulberry brand Roger Saul is taking on the restaurant world this week, adding a unique movie set inspired ‘pop-up’ restaurant as the latest attraction to his Kilver Court designer village in Shepton Mallet. Using quirky props and lighting to recreate the feel...

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Challenge yourself on the slopes this winter

October 24, 2012
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Challenge yourself on the slopes this winter

Cheltenham’s ski jumping star Eddie the Eagle will be coming out of retirement next week to jump on the indoor ramp at London’s Ski and Snowboard show. If you’re looking for your own skiing challenge, Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE provides a little inspiration with a trip to ski the...

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Travel: A real Wild West adventure

September 30, 2012
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Travel: A real Wild West adventure

Trekking to the top of the Rockies, ice walking on a glacier and the thrills of wagon racing are some of the exciting highlights of a trip to Canada’s wild west for Bristol Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE… Top picture – The stunning view from our horse ride...

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