Outlet: Travel Awaits

Reach: 6.15 million monthly visits

Headline: The 11 Most Colourful Cities in the World

Date: 25/12/2020

Link: The 11 Most Colorful Cities In The World - TravelAwaits

Mentions: Freelance journalist Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey has recently moved to Bristol and been in touch with the Visit Bristol media team for latest news and pictures. Her piece in Travel Awaits mentions the colourful houses of Cliftonwood and Harbourside walk.

Outlet: The Sun

Reach: 127 million monthly visits

Headline: The 20 Best DIY Restaurant kits with nationwide delivery

Date: 22/1/2021

Link: The 20 best DIY restaurant kits with nationwide delivery including Dishoom, Honest Burger and more (thesun.co.uk)

Mentions: Following a press release outlining Bristol businesses offering nationwide delivery for Valentine’s Day, The Sun added The Real Greek to this list.

Outlet: Great British Bucket List

Reach: 68k monthly visits
Headline: 21 places to add to your Great British bucket list
Date: 12/1/2021

Link: 21 Places To Add To Your Great British Bucket List In 2021

Mentions: After being in touch for our press releases, Great British Bucket List published a piece which included Bristol and mentions Banksy, Bristol Beer Factory, The Source, Quay Street Diner, Gloucester Road, The Wave and street art tour.

Outlet: Bristol 24/7

Reach: 108k monthly visits

Headline: 21 things to look forward to in 2021

Date: 29/12/2020

Link: https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/features/21-things-to-look-forward-to-in-bristol-in-2021/

Mentions: Following a Visit Bristol press release, Bristol 24/7 mentioned We The Curious Project What If exhibition, M Shed’s Vanguard: Bristol street art exhibition, Artist Residence, Planet Ice and Wallace and Gromit The Big Fix Up.

Outlet: Coast Magazine

Reach: 80k monthly visits

Headline: Things to do in Bristol: A guide to a weekend away in the city

Date: 12/2020

Link: Things to do in Bristol: A guide to a weekend away in the city | Coast Magazine

Mentions: Writer Alex Fisher came for a press trip in 2020 and in her write up, she mentions The Bristol Hotel and River Grille restaurant, the Harbour Hotel and The Jetty restaurant, GWR, Bristol Ferry, SS Great Britain, M Shed, Gambas, The Matthew, The Wave, We the Curious, Salt and Malt.

Outlet: BBC Radio Bristol

Reach: 100k

Headline: BBC Radio Bristol Breakfast

Date: 25/12/2020

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0907zdw

Mentions: Visit Bristol arranged a phone interview with John Hirst for BBC Radio Bristol highlighting things to do in Bristol on Christmas Day, where he mentioned Bristol ADVENTures trail, winter walks and the Harbourside.

Outlet: UKInbound

Reach: Unknown

Headline: New places to stay in Bristol in 2021

Date: 6/1/2020

Link: New places to stay in Bristol in 2021 | UKinbound

Mentions: Following our press release sent in December, UKInbound published this piece which included Thornbury Castle, Glamping at The Wave, Artist Residence, Moxy, Leonardo, Mollie’s Motel and Diner, Clayton Hotel and Your Apartment in Clifton Village.

Outlet: International Travel Writers Alliance

Reach: 2k travel writers

Headline: New Places to stay in Bristol in 2021

Date: 26/1/2021


Mentions: As above, following our press release sent in December, International Travel Writers Alliance published this piece which included Thornbury Castle, Glamping at The Wave, Artist Residence, Leonardo, Mollie’s Motel and Diner, Clayton Hotel and Your Apartment in Clifton Village.

Other coverage 

The Wave was featured on BBC’s Countryfile, which led to an uptick in searches for The Wave on Visit Bristol site. International student Winnie Tsuma wrote a piece about experiencing Christmas in Bristol for Visit Britain’s Great Britain website. The team at Visit Bristol have curated a list of recipes for the Bristol From Home Cookbook which was picked up by BBC Radio Bristol and discussed on their morning show on Tuesday 26th January. Good Housekeeping posted an article that named Bristol the number 1 in Best City Breaks in the UK for 2021. Culture Trip wrote a piece on Best Boutique Hotels and included Number 38 there.

Press trips and enquiries (where coverage is forthcoming) 

After sending out a press release highlighting new accommodation openings in 2021, we fielded press trip enquiries from Conde Nast Traveler (US) who are interested in staying at Thornbury Castle Hotel when restrictions allow, and Cosmopolitan Magazine and The Independent. All enquiries will be followed up when lockdown ends. The team also responded to a request from Sunday Times for hotels in Bristol for staycations this summer.

Press releases 

New places to stay in Bristol in 2021 and What’s On in Bristol 2021 were both sent out at the end of December 2020, which resulted in press trip enquiries and features in Great British Bucket List (above) and Bristol 24/7. A Valentine’s Day press release outlining at-home experiences, gifts and meal kits was sent to national and local press in January which saw pick up from The Sun in January (more in February’s media report).

News and networking 

In January, Susie Bowers (the Visit Bristol Media Liaison Manager) attended a few virtual events including the Visit England Meet the Media event with The Telegraph, Good Morning Britain, Condé Nast Traveler US and The i Paper, and the Visit England webinar called England Together, which outlined Visit England and Visit Britain’s media strategies and content collaboration opportunities. Susie also went to the Social with Media event where the Commissioning Editor for Sunday Times, a freelance travel writer and Editor for Good Housekeeping, Red and Prima were sharing their thoughts on travel content for the coming months.




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