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Press Releases


October 2019

  • Meet Bristol partners with forthcoming Bristol Technology Showcase16th October 2019

    Upcoming Bristol Technology Showcase to be held underneath Concorde, in partnership with Meet Bristol

    Meet Bristol is delighted to announce their support of the forthcoming Bristol Technology Showcase, due to be held on Friday, 8th November at Aerospace Bristol, home of the iconic…

September 2019

  • Bristol shortlisted for Best Food Destination award25th September 2019

    The World Food Travel Association has this week announced the semi-finalists in their 2019 Food Trekking Awards and Bristol is the sole UK representative in the shortlist.

    Now in its fifth year, The Food Trekking Awards are the world’s first food and beverage travel trade awards,…

  • Family fun this autumn half term25th September 2019

    A week celebrating autumn and featuring frighteningly good events to entertain all the family this October half term in Bristol

    Half Term events

    With the recent opening of Bear Wood at Wild Place Project, this half term is the perfect time to discover Bristol’s eagerly anticipated…

  • Meet Bristol launches ambassador programme25th September 2019

    Convention Bureau introduces Ambassador Programme to further support business events

    Bristol’s award-winning Convention Bureau, Meet Bristol, this month launched a Conference Ambassador Programme to promote the city as a first-class, business event destination.

    By establishing…

  • Visit Bath Appoint New Interim CEO5th September 2019

    Visit Bath has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Kathryn Davis, Head of Tourism at Destination Bristol, has commenced a secondment to the organisation this week on an interim basis, until spring 2020.

    The role in Bath will include overseeing all areas of the business during the secondment…

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

    What’s New


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…

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