Outlet: The Sunday Times 

Reach: 37 million 

Headline: The Best City Breaks for under £250 

Date: 9/5/2021 

LinkThe best city breaks for under £250 | Travel | The Sunday Times (thetimes.co.uk) 

Mentions: Sunday Times freelancer Richard Mellor got in touch with Visit Bristol about new summer activities/events and featured the city in the best city breaks for under £250 piece, which noted Where the Wall A Piece of Banksy tour, Open Doors app and Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin. 

Outlet: The Navigatio blog 

Reach: Unknown 

Headline: Best UK city breaks 

Date: May 2021 

Link:  https://thenavigatio.com/best-uk-city-breaks/ 

Mentions: Writer Nele got in touch with Visit Bristol asking for images to accompany her blog on the 10 Best UK cities for a weekend break. In her piece she includes Clifton Suspension Bridge, Avon Gorge Hotel by Hotel du Vin, Fish, No.1 Harbourside, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, M Shed, SS Great Britain, St Nicholas Market, Cabot Tower, Bristol Cathedral.  

Outlet: Gay Voyageur 

Reach: unknown 

Headline: The Gay Guide to Bristol 

Date: 10/5/2021 

LinkGuide gay de Bristol et Destination gay de Bristol (gayvoyageur.com) 

Mentions: French magazine Gay Voyageur got in touch for some copy for their website on a LGBTQ+ trip to Bristol. In the piece, Old Market Assembly, Bristol Pride, Queen Shilling, OMG, Old Market Tavern, Gin Palace, Bristol Bear Bar were all featured. 

Outlet: Western Daily Press 

Reach: 4 million 

Headline: It will never be the same again 

Date: Jan 2021 

Link'It will never be the same again' - Leading Bristol hospitality figures on future of sector - Bristol Live (bristolpost.co.uk) 

Mentions: Local journalist Robin Murray got in touch earlier this year to ask for more details/press releases on Bristol’s accolades regarding food and drink for inclusion in his piece on the local hospitality industry, above. 

Outlet: Sunrise Magazine 

Reach: Unknown 

Headline: Sky high to conquer the earth 

Date: Spring 2021 

LinkES5405_探索世界_熱氣球英國杜拜緬甸06-13.pdf - Google Drive 

Mentions: A writer from Sunrise Magazine in Taiwan got in touch earlier this year and requested access to the Visit Bristol image library for a piece on hot air ballooning, which was published in the finished article above. 

Outlet: Irish Mirror 

Reach: 6 million 

Headline: 7 cities to visit first as Leo Varadkar hopes for Ireland to UK travel restrictions to be lifted 

Date: 13/5/2021 

LinkIrish Mirror 

MentionsIrish Mirror featured Bristol in their round-up of places to visit as lockdown eases. Visit Bristol hosted a press trip for Irish Mirror a few years ago and this is one of the resulting pieces of coverage. 

Outlet: Business Live 

Reach: 646,000 

Headline: VisitEngland awards Bath and Bristol funding to promote tourism recovery 

Date: May 2021 

LinkVisitEngland awards Bath and Bristol funding to promote tourism recovery - Business Live (business-live.co.uk) 

Mentions: Following a press release from Visit Bristol and Visit Bath, Business Live posted an article about the two being awarded funding from VisitEngland to help promote tourism recovery in the cities. 

Outlet: Bristol Business 

Reach: Unknown 

Headline: Bristol to be promoted as one of England’s top staycation locations as Covid puts foreign holidays on hold 

Date: May 2021 

LinkBristol to be promoted as one of England’s top staycation locations as Covid puts foreign hols on hold | Bristol Business News (bristol-business.net) 

Mentions: As above. 

Other coverage  

Bristol came 9th in a list of cities that best cater for vegetarians and vegans, in Globe TrenderIrish Mirror featured Bristol in their round-up of places to visit as lockdown eases. The Lido got a brief mention in this piece in The Times, about the risks of eating al fresco (dodging the rain). Many Bristol attractions and sights are noted in this freshers’ guide to the city. Bristol Zoo Gardens was featured on BBC Breakfast with news of a gorilla becoming a surrogate mother to a baby gorilla who had been hand-reared by the keepers. Sudeley Castle was listed in The Times’ rundown of half term activities. ATO Tours posted a piece about Bristol on their website and linked back to Visit Bristol. Bristol was named as one of the most beautiful cities for a bike ride, in Bristol 24/7. Lots of coverage of Colston statue being on display in M Shed, including this piece in The Guardian. In a piece in The Caterer and Boutique Hotelier, Bristol was named as a potential main beneficiary of a boost to domestic tourism, thanks to a rise in demand for staycation city breaks.  

Press releases  

As mentioned above, the media team at Visit Bristol and Visit Bath wrote and pitched a press release sent out to local and business media about Visit Bristol and Visit Bath receiving funding from VisitEngland. 

Press trips and enquiries (where coverage is forthcoming)  

Reader’s Digest got in touch about featuring Bristol in their regular feature ‘My Britain’. They us to help set up interviews with relevant people, and we managed to get John Nation and Briony May Williams on board. A few press trips coming up over the next couple of months, including China News Weekly, China Financial Times, The Travel Magazine and Attitude Magazine. We received several enquiries from media including pitches for riverside hotels, a Clevedon focused piece for a national newspaper and a listicle for VisitEngland on top places to eat, stay and do in Bristol. 




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