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Press Releases


August 2019

  • Cinema City: Bristol on film8th August 2019

    Bristol continues to ramp up its status as a UNESCO City of Film, with a new season of cinematic events and made-here movie moments from Jane Austen’s Sanditon to Aardman’s Early Man.

    A mix of film festivals, movie credits and high-profile, home-grown production companies earned…

  • Hello September, hello Bristol1st August 2019

    This is the month that Bristol celebrates the short film, opens doors to the city’s most interesting buildings, dedicates a festival to the art of coffee making and offers a weekend of cocktails. 

    The Coffee House Project. Credit Coffee and I UK

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June 2019

  • Bristol wins top industry award 13th June 2019

    Destination Bristol’s conference team, Meet Bristol, has won Best UK Convention Bureau at the Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) awards in Leeds last week.

    Meet Bristol was shortlisted alongside Conference Leeds before winning the award announced at a black-tie dinner at the Royal…

May 2019

  • Bristol launches new incentive travel campaign17th May 2019

    Ranging from lemur feeding and cemetery tours to chocolate workshops and futuristic farming, Meet Bristol adds over 100 incentive experiences to its lively website.

    This week Meet Bristol launches a new ‘incentive travel’ digital campaign aiming to bring new business to the city.…

March 2019

  • 200 ways to experience Bristol29th March 2019

    Ranging from lemur feeding and cemetery tours to chocolate workshops and futuristic farming, Visit Bristol showcases over 200 experiences.

    This week Visit Bristol launches a dedicated Bristol Experiences campaign which invites visitors to discover a range of activities: peer behind secret…

  • Bristol nominated for Best UK Destination award29th March 2019

    Group Travel Awards have announced nominations with Bristol up for Best UK Destination and other local attractions SS Great Britain, Longleat and Aerospace Bristol also receiving nominations

    Readers of Group Travel Organiser magazine and Group Travel Grapevine have voted for Bristol to be…

February 2019

  • Family fun this February half term in Bristol1st February 2019

    From super sleuthing to camp fire skills, fairytale adventures and puddle jumping championships, there’s an abundance of child-friendly events and entertainment for the February half-term holiday in Bristol.

    Image Credit: We The Curious

    Half Term Events:


January 2019

  • Eat out in the world’s vegan capital30th January 2019

    ‘Move over London’ - In a worldwide survey, Bristol tops the list of vegan-friendly cities.  And we pick some of the ten best places to enjoy a plant-based meal.

    With thousands signing up for the ‘Veganuary’ challenge and big fast food chains offering vegan options,…

  • Tourism Conference Success Marks Record Year18th January 2019

    Destination Bristol has today (Friday 18 January) hosted its annual tourism conference with over 150 local businesses, tourist attractions, hoteliers and events venues to celebrate 2018 as “the best year yet” for Bristol tourism, and to present ambitious plans for an even greater 2019…

December 2018

  • Suites for my sweet20th December 2018

    For Valentine’s Day treats, honeymoons and amorous weekend breaks – fall madly in love with Bristol’s most romantic rooms.

    Image: Room at Avon Gorge Hotel by Hotel Du Vin Credit: Amy Murrell

    Love is in the air: Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin

    Clifton’s elegant…

  • Ringing the changes20th December 2018

    As we head into the New Year, Visit Bristol rounds up a current list of what’s new and what’s hot in the city from now until the end of 2019.

    Image credit: The Village Hotel Club Bristol

    New! The Village Hotel Club Bristol

    The Village Hotels group has opened a new…

November 2018

  • Bristol is tourism’s ‘rising star’27th November 2018

    National Geographic Traveller magazine’s fourth annual reader awards, puts Bristol first in the international Rising Star category

    Bristol was named tourism’s ‘Rising Star’ at the prestigious National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards this week. At a ceremony in…

  • Bristech on-track for another sell out conference22nd November 2018

    Now into it’s fourth year, Bristol’s leading tech conference is set to sell out again after the initial batch of tickets were snapped up within a week. Aimed at the full spectrum of developers, from coders to UX experts, the Bristech conference is now a firm fixture on the…

  • A Sparkling Evening For Visit Bristol With Award Wins And Christmas Launch19th November 2018

    The celebratory season has kicked off for Visit Bristol with award wins at Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards and the launch of the #MerryBristmas campaign.

    A record number of winners were announced at the award ceremony held on Thursday 15 November at Apex Hotel in Bath, including…

  • German event planners experience Bristol & Bath 12th November 2018

    Meet Bristol Convention Bureau partnered with VisitBritain and Visit Bath to welcome eight representatives from German events agencies to the South West of England this October.

    Meet Bristol and Visit Bath regularly work in partnership to put together joint experiences which celebrate the…

  • Bristol shortlisted as ‘rising star’ visitor destination8th November 2018

    As the city breaks new records for inbound tourism, the National Geographic Traveller Awards has shortlisted Bristol in the Rising Star category.

    The shortlist for the fourth annual National Geographic Traveller (UK) Reader Awards 2018 has been announced – and Bristol is listed as a Rising…

October 2018

  • Winter fun-derland4th October 2018

    Take a sparkling winter trip to Bristol. From twinkly lights and seasonal shopping on the ‘Mile of Markets’ to nostalgic Victorian revivals staged by landmark attractions and open-air skating at the waterfront, Bristol is a city made for Christmas.

    Magical markets and seasonal…

August 2018

  • Watch this space9th August 2018

    Dramatic new looks for leading arts venues, a gorge-ous hotel upgrade, heritage open days, film shorts and a beer fest are among the goodies served up for the start of Bristol’s autumn season.


    September sees the launch of two significant redevelopments for two of the…

July 2018

  • Tour of Broadmead charity fundraiser returns for third year24th July 2018

    Following the success of the first two events in 2016 and 2017, the Tour of Broadmead static cycle challenge returns to Bristol Shopping Quarter for the third time from 28 July to 4 August when we will once again be raising money for eight different charities.

    Organised by the Broadmead…

  • The RCN Education Forum National Conference & Exhibition 2019 to take place in Bristol18th July 2018

    The RCN Education Forum National Conference & Exhibition 2019 will see almost 300 nurses and health professionals engaged in nursing education and professional development come together from across the UK for 2 days of professional learning and development. The conference gives a platform for…

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