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

International

Outlet: The Sun (Toronto)
Reach: 142k
Headline: Beautiful Bristol worth exploring
Date: 30/6/2019
Following a group press trip organised in collaboration with Visit Britain last July, a piece was published in The Toronto Sun newspaper. Entitled ‘Beautiful Bristol worth exploring’, the article featured The Matthew, Clifton Suspension Bridge, M Shed, SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo, Harbour Festival, Balloon Fiesta, The Watershed and Mercure Bristol Grand.

Outlet: Real Food Traveller
Headline: Where to eat outside of London
Date: 27/6/2019
As part of a national trip led by the marketing team behind Plymouth’s Mayflower 2020. Boston journalist Julie Hatfield spent a night in Bristol and wrote about The Jetty restaurant, 1766 Bar and Kitchen and The Lido for Real Food Traveller.

Outlet: Hi Europe
Reach: 1.4million page views
Headline: Tale of Two Cities
Date: June 2019
In June, Visit Bristol collaborated with Visit Bath to create a ‘Two Cities, One Trip’ itinerary for Hi Europe, a print and online magazine for Chinese tourists. The result was a six-page feature and front page story for the magazine which highlighted the Harbourside, the Bristol Hotel, Llandoger Trow, Clifton Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain, Blackbeard to Banksy tour, St Nicholas Market, The River Grille restaurant, Cargo at Wapping Wharf and Hampton by Hilton at Bristol Airport.

Outlet: Japanese Influencer trip / Food is GREAT
Reach: Cumulative reach of 230k
Headline: n/a
Date: 18/6/2019
The team behind Defra’s Food is GREAT campaign worked with Visit Bristol to bring three Japanese Instagram influencers to the city as part of a UK-wide trip highlighting fantastic British food. In Bristol, the influencers enjoyed a meal ta Box E and stayed at Hotel du Vin City Centre, which both featured on their Instagram stories and posts, which are saved on their profiles.

Snippet from Real Food Traveler
Snippet from Real Food Traveler

National

Outlet: Channel 4
Reach: unknown
Headline: Britain’s Most Historic Towns: Georgian Bristol
Date:  24/05/2019
In series 2, of C4’s 6-part urban history series, presented by Professor Alice Walker, Bristol was chosen for episode 2 to represent the best of the Georgian period. The 47-minute episode covered Clifton’s early 19th century architecture, the world’s first chocolate factory, backstreet gin and the legacy of the slave trade. Destination Bristol helped with fact finding and research during the early stages of production. Check out the series here.

Outlet: Condé Nast Traveller (online)
Reach: 984k
Headline: The Best Shops in Bristol
Date: June
Following correspondence with the team at Visit Bristol, Condé Nast Traveller has printed several features on Bristol this year, with the latest one featuring the best spots to go shopping in the city. The piece included Bristol Cider Shop, Jemima Rose Vintage, Urban Fox, Here Gallery, Fox + Feather, Mon Pote, Hugo’s, The Bristol Cheesemaker, Loop Massage, St Nicholas Market and Harbourside Market.

Outlet: Woman and Home / Feel Good Food
Reach: 850k
Headline: A Food Lover’s city break
Date: June 2019
Foodie writer Rose Fooks from Woman and Home’s Feel Good Food supplement came on a press trip to Bristol to sample the diverse culinary offering. Her article featured Koocha and Flour and Ash from the Bristol Food Tour as well as Poco, Salt and Malt, 1766 Bar and Kitchen and the street food at St Nicholas Market, alongside a nod to her stay at Harbour Hotel.

Outlet: Sheffield Star
Reach: 300k daily views
Headline: Bristol: a city bursting with culture, creativity and nightlife
Date: June 2019
The Digital Editor for Sheffield Star visited Bristol in June and wrote a review which highlighted the city’s maritime history, and creative cultural energy. The feature included Cargo Cantina, SS Great Britain, Where the Wall street art tour and Mercure Bristol Holland House.

Outlet: Escape
Reach: 72,000
Headline: Great West Way
Date: Summer 2019
The official on-board customer magazine for Great Western Railway (GWR) featured the Clifton Suspension Bridge on its summery cover with an invitation to ‘discover the exciting new route between London and Bristol’. The three-page feature (launched in April) mapped some of the highlights of the Great West Way on the railway route from Paddington to Temple Meads. A Bristol ferry boat from the station to the SS Great Britain, We the Curious and Underfall Yard were the suggestions for Bristol.

Snippet from The Star

Snippet from The Star

Other coverage
Bristol was featured in Family Traveller: on online city guide that rounded up the best things to do in ‘Bristol for families’. Writer Allie Litherland reckons it’s ‘an incredibly family-friendly city full to the brim with activities, museums, history and things to do’.

Press trips and enquiries (where coverage is forthcoming)
In June, Visit Bristol hosted a series of press trips including an adventure blogger from China called Super Baozi, two Great West Way group press trips (both from Germany – each hosting six guests) and a group press trip from Montpellier in France.

Press releases
In June, we were proud to issue a release to announce a win for the team at Meet Bristol – who were crowned Best UK Convention Bureau at the Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) awards in Leeds.

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