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Central to our marketing strategy is the use of digital communications. We have one of the UK’s best performing visitor websites and a broad range of newsletters to targeted databases plus an overarching programme of social media engagement.

Our digital communications are aimed and themed towards our different audiences and our objective is to align themes as closely as possible to ensure that there is consistent messaging.

  • Visit Bristol - All consumer marketing operates under the VisitBristol brand. This includes VisitBristol.co.uk, the Visit Bristol newsletter and the Visit Bristol social media channels.
  • Visit Bristol Membership and Industry and Trade - There are dedicated sections of the website with information on how we work, vacancies in the tourism and hospitality sector and our membership programme. We also send weekly industry updates through our newsletter every Friday, plus dedicated corporate social media accounts.
  • Meet Bristol - There is a dedicated website aimed at Conference and Meeting business as well as a dedicated social media channels and a monthly newsletter sent to subscribers. 
  • Destination Bristol - The umbrella company has its own microsite to direct to the 5 main brands and BID areas including; Visit Bristol, Meet Bristol, Bristol Broadmead BID, Bristol City Centre BID, Redcliffe and Temple BID as well as information about our board of directors and our role and mission.
  • Travel Trade - Group organisers, travel trade organisations and agents have a dedicated section of this website as well as their own quarterly newsletter
  • Press and Media - There is a dedicated section of the Visit Bristol website for journalists, bloggers and researchers.

Visit Bristol Website

VisitBristol.co.uk is Visit Bristol’s consumer website. The first incarnation was launched in 2000 and 15 years later the latest site (version 5) was launched in April 2015.

The site offers a blend of inspirational editorial content, business listings and themed pages for niche markets. All enhanced by searchable databases, illustrative maps, regular blogs, integrated social media feeds, an itinerary planner, an online shop, suggested itineraries, banner advertising opportunities, videos and images and online booking portal. 

The site attracts in excess of 3.7m visitors each year, and is consistently in the top three ranking sites when searching for Bristol in Google.

VisitBristol.co.uk is fully responsive and has multi-language options (via Google Translate) with the first fully translated foreign language site coming in 2020. 

We are constantly developing the site and its content to reflect the changes in improved Bristol’s tourism offer and improve the user experience.

Please click through the links below to find out more about how you can get involved with VisitBristol.co.uk


Social Media

Social media is an extremely important tool in Visit Bristol’s destination management marketing strategy and is something that we are extremely committed to.

We use original, engaging and conversational content across our social media platforms to drive awareness of the specific business areas and referrals to the website.

Our channels

We have a number of active channels across many different platforms. 

Visit Bristol

The Visit Bristol channels are focussed on our consumer audience and offer general information and news, tips, offers, competitions and what’s on information to visitors to the city. In January 2020 we had over 180,000 followers across all our main platforms and this increases by on average 2,000 each month. We have very active and engaged communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and are continuing to develop our YouTube, Pinterest, and Chinese social media channels.

We also have an integrated blog which we use to write editorial content which is shared across social media.

We run regular weekend Instagram Takeovers with local people to showcase different perspectives of the city and we have been running this succesfully for over 3 years.

Destination Bristol 

The Destination Bristol social media channels concern the corporate news for Destination Bristol as a company, as well as sharing relevant and useful industry information. We use LinkedIn and Twitter to deliver these messages.

Meet Bristol

The Meet Bristol team use Twitter as a tool to deliver messages about our conference, meetings, business and event venues and services

Strategy and planning

The Visit Bristol channels adhere to a social media strategy, which aims to increase followers, engagement and awareness of Bristol as a leisure and holiday destination. We produce a weekly social media schedule which includes messages that promote our members, news in Bristol, page features and blog posts.


Email Marketing and Newsletters

We regularly update consumers, trade buyers, conference organisers and the local industry through specifically targeted newsletters.

Visit Bristol Consumer E-News

This is delivered fortnightly and covers activities, things to do and events in the city and surrounding areas over the next 4 - 8 weeks.

Sign up to the consumer enews here

Find out about advertising opportunities in the consumer newsletter here

Visit Bristol Groups and Travel Trade Update

This newsletter is a monthly publication specifically aimed at group travel organisers (GTOs) and some travel trade. Its audience is largely domestic and we aim to share practical information useful when brining groups as well as sales messages. This covers activity approximately 6 – 18 months ahead.

Sign up to the Groups and Travel Trade newsletter here

Meet Bristol Newsletter

A monthly newsletter, this is absolutely focussed on conference venues, team-building and incentive offers. It again will focus on development news like the trade newsletters, but will also include references to services provided by our conference desk.

Sign up to the Meet Bristol newsletter here

Visit Bristol Industry ENewsletter

Produced by our Marketing Team every Friday, this is our way of keeping members up to date with the latest news from the company and our partners.

Sign up to the industry newsletter here

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