We take a look at press and media coverage from May 2019.

: Tu Style
Reach: 500k
Headline: In Bristol in the footsteps of Banksy
Date: 10/5/2019
Following a press trip arranged with Visit Britain in Italy, Tu Style magazine printed a three-page spread on Bristol. Journalist Emmanuella di Santis wrote about Where The Wall street art tour, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, SS Great Britain, The Canteen, Stokes Croft, shopping at Sobeys, a DJ set at Rough Trade records, M Shed, Pieminister and their stay at Bristol Mercure The Grand hotel.

Outlet: Map of Joy
Headline: The best things to do in Bristol
Date: 15/05/2019
Netherlands blogger Nathalie Paak did a flying visit to Bristol at the beginning of a group press trip organised by the Great West Way. One of her blog was devoted to her Bristol experience – an illustrated round-up of more than 30 tips including doing a street art tour and visiting the Clifton Suspension Bridge, St Nicholas Market, the SS Great Britain, Aerospace Bristol and Cabot Tower. She also flagged up her stay at Brooks Guesthouse, afternoon tea at Hotel du Vin and suggestions for daytrips (Cardiff, Bath and the Cotswolds). Nathalie has 282,800 followers on Pinterest (the largest following in the Netherlands).

Outlet: China Central TV
Reach: 500 million
Headline: Bristol Adventure
Date: 03/05/2019
A crew from China’s leading broadcaster China Central TV and Reuters visited Bristol and their piece on Bristol Adventure was aired in May. The film covered St Nicholas Market, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Pieminister, Brooks guesthouse and an interview with Visit Bristol’s Marketing Manager, Jon Chamberlain. You can view the piece on China Central TV, or Vimeo.

Outlet: Crazy Indian Foodie
Reach: 123k on Instagram
‘I’m in the beautiful British city of Bristol,’ posted prolific culinary blogger Devashree Sanghvi (aka Crazy Indian Foodie) in a post from St Nicks Market. Further covered the Harbourside and dinner at the Ivy Brasserie (‘one of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve visited’). Bristol is ‘food paradise’ she writes (a real compliment from this well-travelled, international foodie). A blog is still to come.

Outlet: X Style
Reach: 2 million
Headline: Bristol
Date: 13/5/2019
In early May, Visit Bristol teamed up with Visit Britain in Italy to work on an itinerary for X Style, a leading lifestyle TV channel in Italy. The trip aimed to show the ‘wow’ and trendy parts of Bristol and their film included Clifton Suspension Bridge, Wapping Wharf, Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, St Nicholas Market and a Where the Wall street art tour with the ‘godfather of Bristol street art’, John Nation.

Post from The Crazy Indian Foodie
Post by Crazy Indian Foodie

: Condé Nast Traveller (online)
Reach: 984k
Headline: The 10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Bristol
Date: 7/05/2019
Following a number of features on Bristol that resulted from press releases and connections with the press team at Visit Bristol, Condé Nast Traveller posted a feature on the 10 best vegan restaurants in Bristol which included the Spotless Leopard, Café Kino, Koocha, VX, Bun Fiction at Kongs, Matter Fast Foods, Oowee Vegan, Suncraft, Pie Baby at Golden Lion and Eat Your Greens.

Outlet: The Rare Welshbit
Reach: 16k on socials
Headline: The Best Bristol Harbourside restaurants, attractions and hotels
Date: 7 May 2019
After making contact at World Travel Market, we collaborated with Cardiff blogger The Rare Welsh Bit to help create this blog post about the restaurants, attractions and hotels on the Harbourside. The blog includes Bristol Packet Boat and Bristol Ferry, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, The Matthew, M Shed, Watershed, Arnolfini, Spike Island, Underfall Yard, Architecture Centre, We The Curious, Bristol Aquarium, Bristol Harbourside Market, No.1 Harbourside, CARGO, Casamia, Glassboat Brasserie, The Grain Barge, Broken Dock, The Bristol hotel, Berkeley Suites, Bristol Harbour Hotel  and Kyle Blue.

Outlet: Man Vs Globe
Reach: 25k
Headline: 5 Places to Eat Great Vegan Food in Bristol (and others)
Date: April-May
Man Vs Globe came for a weekend in March and produced three blog posts off the back of his jam-packed trip. Dave’s first post outlines the best vegan restaurants (as well as non-vegan ones) name-checking Suncraft, Oowee Vegan, Bun Fiction, Fi Real, Vx, Pieminister, ZaZa Bazaar, Koocha, Root, Gopal’s Curry Shack, Eat A Pitta, The Bristolian. In another post, Man vs Globe highlights quirky, affordable places to stay and includes Brooks Guesthouse, Kyle Blue, Full Moon Backpackers, Rock and Bowl Motel and Towed Town Camping. During Dave’s stay, he did a brewery tour with Bristol Hoppers and posted a Craft Beer guide to Bristol which highlighted Lost and Grounded, Moor Beer Co, Arbor Ales, Fierce and Noble, Wiper and True, Bristol Beer Factory, Dawkins, Left Handed Giant, Croft Ales, Cocksure,

Outlet: Katya Jackson
Reach: 53k
Headline: Bristol
Date: 8 May 2019
London-based Instagrammer and photographer Katya Jackson came to Bristol over the first bank holiday weekend in May and posted an Instagram story, saved to her highlights. Her story included her stay at Berkeley Suites, Pinkmans, Coconut Tree, Suspension Bridge, plus many shots of the historic architecture in Clifton.

Snippet from Man vs GlobeSnippet from Man vs Globe

Other coverage
Bristol was ranked 26 in European Club Price Index most affordable city for a weekend party in Europe – see the whole list here.  There was a sponsored post by Mercure in the Telegraph, entitled Bristol short break: experience the warmest of West Country welcomes which included The Lido, Mercure Bristol Holland House, Wapping Wharf and the independent shops on Gloucester Road and in Bedminster. A blog post about the ultimate guide to Bristol appeared on A Wanderlust Love which featured Harbourside Christmas Steps, Bristol Cathedral, street art and shops in Stokes Croft and Clifton Village. A recent study was published by cyclist.co.uk which named Bristol the UK’s leading city for cycling (the only UK city ranked in the top 20 worldwide). Italian tour operator Il Viaggio posted a piece on 48 hours in Bristol, for which we supplied pictures.

Press trips and enquiries (where coverage is forthcoming)
Australian blogger Julia Gralberg from Luxe Nomad visited in May. And Visit Bristol hosted a group of six influencers from the Netherlands as part of a Great West Way trip (the coverage is yet to filter through).

Press releases
A press release about incentive experiences travel microsite was sent to MICE and trade from the Meet Bristol team.