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Press Releases


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...

  • Summer goes BIG in Bristol12th July 2018

    Summer in Bristol is going BIG this year, with giant Gromits set to invade the streets and big birthday celebrations for two of the city’s signature events – St Paul’s Carnival (50th) and Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (40th)  

    Events, activities and...

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta organisers announce new policy for Coach and Tour operators5th July 2018

    Organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta are urging coach drivers and coach tour operators to take heed of new measures in place regarding coach drop off for the 2018 event.

    As the Fiesta returns for its momentous 40th anniversary, organisers have put in place an updated...

  • Bristol’s awarded ‘Urban Food Hub’ status5th July 2018

    A successful funding bid from the Discover England Fund, recognises Bristol as a food and drink destination with international ambitions.

    Visit England has just announced the latest successful applicants to receive funding from the £40 million Discover England Fund for tourism product...

June 2018

  • Cracking trail, Gromit!29th June 2018

    Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw hit the streets of Bristol in a new charity arts trail launched on Monday 2 July.

    Gromit is heading for Bristol again this summer. In Gromit Unleashed 2 (2 July to 2 September) over 60 giant sculptures, each individually designed and decorated by...

  • Festival fever in Bristol this summer 4th June 2018

    There’s a festival for everything in Bristol, from ballooning to wildlife. Here are some of the must-do festivals taking place in the city this summer.

    Bristol Comedy Garden (6 to 10 June)

    The big top is back bringing five nights (and one afternoon) of fun to leafy Queen Square. Catch...

May 2018

  • Meet Bristol launches new membership category for event suppliers23rd May 2018

    Following the rebranding of Destination Bristol’s Conference team to ‘Meet Bristol’, a new membership category has been launched to enable the team to provide a one-stop-shop for event planners. The membership is open to local suppliers who can add value to meetings and events....

  • Bristol: The Simpson are Coming (and Wallace and Gromit too)17th May 2018

    American megastars, the Simpson family will appear in Bristol in July - alongside a trail of home-grown characters: Aardman Animation’s Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw.

    Upfest 2018: The Simpsons are coming 

    Today, Bristol’s Upfest – the city’s annual street...

April 2018

  • Inventive, dramatic, creative – Bristol’s new event spaces 18th April 2018

    A museum dedicated to an engineering genius, a recreated Victorian dining room, an iconic theatre and a former pub are among Bristol’s new meetings and events spaces

    Meet Mr Brunel

    The opening of Being Brunel, a museum dedicated to the life and legacy of innovative Victorian engineer...

February 2018

  • Bristol for Luvvers 1st February 2018

    A cemetery, a science centre, classic movies and two zoos: Here’s how to do

    Valentine’s date nights Bristol fashion.

    After hours: LOVE at We the Curious (8 February)

    The interactive and exploratory centre offers a pre-Valentine’s Day date-night-with-a-difference - music,...

  • Visit Bristol hosts Social Media Week event1st February 2018

    During a week of digital networking events (26 February – 2 March), Visit Bristol share  

    insights into their social media and content strategy

    Bristol is the only UK city outside of London to host its own Social Media Week (SMW) – the global conference that provides grass...

January 2018

  • Meet Bristol launches to help attract business travellers17th January 2018

    Destination Bristol has relaunched its convention bureau services, promoting the Bristol city region as a destination for conferences, meetings and business events as ‘Meet Bristol’.

     Announced at the Annual Tourism Conference on Friday, Meet Bristol sits alongside the...

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