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Press Releases

Latest press releases from Destination Bristol are listed below.


December 2017

  • Bristol named among hippest hangouts for 201808-12-2017

    National Geographic Traveller (UK) reveals its Cool List.

    Bristol is the only UK destination to feature on National Geographic Traveller’s Cool List 2018, a selection of the world’s “hippest hangouts”.

    The list, announced this week, contains 18 worldwide...

November 2017

  • Bristol: What’s new in 201830-11-2017

    UNESCO city status, a new dockside museum dedicated to the life of Brunel, a trail of Aardman characters and an arty boutique hotel are among new reasons to visit Bristol in 2018….

    Latest News: UNESCO City of Film

    Bristol has just been named a UNESCO City of Film. Announced on 1...

  • Bristol is one of the UK’s top five cities for conference and business events30-11-2017

    British Meetings & Events Industry Survey 2017/18 sees Bristol leap six places

    Bristol has been highlighted as one of the UK’s most popular destinations for business meetings and events in the annual British Meetings & Events Industry Survey. 

    The survey, published this...

  • Bristol named ‘Museum Destination of the Year’ 201827-11-2017

    Bristol has been named as ‘Museum Destination of the Year’ for 2018 in the Luxury Travel Guide Awards.

    The Awards are designed to celebrate excellence in the affluent travel and tourism industry. The Luxury Travel Guide judging team recognised Bristol as a city that shows pride in...

  • Aardman Arts Trail 201817-11-2017

    Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal has just revealed details of a third Bristol arts trail planned for July 2018. And for the first time, there will be not one, but three characters taking part: lovable canine Gromit will be joined by his old pal Wallace and arch nemesis Feathers McGraw...

  • Bristol: UNESCO City of Film17-11-2017

    A mix of film festivals, movie credits and high-profile production companies has earned Bristol a place among the world’s best big-screen cities

    Bristol has just been named a UNESCO City of Film. Announced on 1 November 2017, the designation recognises Bristol as a key player in the...

  • Showcase South West Travel Trade Event Is Bigger Than Ever Before13-11-2017

    Destination Bristol is hosting this year’s Showcase South West Travel Trade Event taking place from Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 November 2017 and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

    This event will focus on and be supported by HM Government’s £40...

  • A city made for Christmas 05-11-2017

    Take a sparkling winter trip to Bristol. From seasonal shopping on the ‘mile of markets’, Christmas cocktails in a cosy vintage setting, nostalgic Victorian recreations staged by landmark attractions, or starlit open-air skating at the waterfront, Bristol is a city made for Christmas...

October 2017

  • Up, up and away26-10-2017

    Bristol heads towards 2018 with the high-profile opening of Aerospace Bristol in October. And there’s more to come.

    Taking off… with Aerospace Bristol

    Bristol’s exciting new aeronautics museum Aerospace Bristol opened its doors on 17 October 2017. The new heritage museum...

September 2017

  • Hello Autumn14-09-2017

    A week of Bristol Beer, a season of world-class wildlife photography, Halloween creepy crawlies and a new name for the city’s science centre are among the goodies coming up in Bristol in October 2017

    What’s new

    A curious new name for Harbourside attraction

    Seventeen years after...

August 2017

  • Back to Cool08-08-2017

    What’s on and what’s new in Bristol in September 2017

    According to Rough Guide, this is the coolest city in Britain, and as temperatures start to dip and the nights draw in, Bristol revs up for a new autumn term with a hot list of September openings and events. Grayson Perry shows at...

  • Bristol's booming business events market01-08-2017

    Conference and meetings industry brings £259m to the city region in 2016

    The latest report showing the impact of the conference and business events industry in the Bristol region has revealed that the value has soared to more than £259m.

    The report - The Impact of Business...

July 2017

  • Bristol City Centre BID celebrates ballot success06-07-2017

    Destination Bristol are pleased to announce that businesses within the proposed new city centre Business Improvement District (BID) area voted in favour of implementing the new scheme.

    Businesses in the new BID area will now contribute through a levy to a multi-million-pound investment...

June 2017

  • Summer in the City28-06-2017

    What’s on and What’s New in Bristol in July 2017

    A bumper month for outdoor events and celebrations. Bristol is buzzing with activity this month. Pride Week is on parade, Upfest paints the town red (blue, yellow, green….) and a small bendy fellow celebrates a big birthday....

  • Pints of Best14-06-2017

     On the eve of Beer Day Britain on June 15, follow Bristol’s ale trail: a circuit of craft ales, independent breweries, pubs and events in one of Britain’s most exciting beer destinations.

    With over 15 independent breweries producing quality craft beers in and around the...

  • Wild Nights in the City01-06-2017

    The harbour’s new ‘treehouse in a crane’, is just one of the weird and wonderful

     places to stay in and around Bristol

    Billed as Bristol’s ‘Natural High’, the pop-up room-with-a-view at Crane 29 added a new dimension to Bristol’s accommodation...

May 2017

  • New Coach Park Opens in Bristol29-05-2017

    A new coach park will open in Bristol this week. The facility at Bristol Fruit Market, in the St Phillips area of the city, is taking bookings from 1 June 2017.

    In a new partnership, Destination Bristol and Bristol Fruit Market have developed the new facility, to address the lack of...

  • Visit Bristol campaign artwork up for award19-05-2017

    Festive paper-cut city short-listed for illustration award

    Artist Sam Pierpoint, who created the ‘City Made For Christmas’ for Visit Bristol’s festive short breaks campaign in 2016, has seen her artwork short-listed for a prestigious award.

    The World Illustration Awards is...

  • Midsummer's Dreams 19-05-2017

    From the world’s oldest Methodist Chapel and Europe’s first YoBike scheme to giraffes in the park, food on the go and stoking on a smoking ship, check out what’s new and what’s on in Bristol in June

    Wesley-land: The New Room

    Following a £4.5 million extension,...

  • Bristol on a Plate17-05-2017

    Bristol is ‘one of the most interesting restaurant cities in England,’ says Jay Rayner.

     Here are some of the goodies on the summer menu

    From street food to vegetarian, flexitarian and Michelin-starred restaurants, Bristol’s food scene is well and truly on the map. Five...

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