Outlet: Condé Nast Traveller
Reach: 2.32 million monthly visits
Headline: UK city breaks: the 13 best to take in 2022
Date: 15 December
Link: UK city breaks: the 13 best to take in 2022 | CN Traveller
Bristol was named the top English city to take a break in 2022 by Condé Nast Traveller. The Visit West media team have been in touch with writer Annabel Herrick over the years and her write-up features The Wave, Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, Artist Residence, Root, Wapping Wharf, Bar 44, Koocha, Woky Ko: Kauto, The Coconut Tree, Bristol Craft Beer Festival, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, SS Great Britain/Being Brunel museum, Bristol Old Vic, Love Saves the Day and Harbour Festival.

Outlet: Telegraph
Reach: 45 million monthly visits
Headline: Christmas markets spark festive spirit
Date: 12 December
Link: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/christmas/0/25-christmas-markets-spark-festive-spirit-december/
Following Visit West’s Christmas in Bristol press release, The Telegraph featured Bristol’s Christmas Market in their list of top UK Christmas markets.

Outlet: Daily Mail
Reach: 307 million monthly visits
Headline: The hottest UK hotel openings in 2022
Date: 22 December
Link: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/escape/article-10323641/The-hottest-UK-hotel-openings-2022-London-Edinburgh.html
After Visit West sent out the What’s on and What’s new for 2022 press release, Daily Mail included Clayton Hotel in their round up of hottest new UK hotel openings.   

Daily Mail

Outlet: The Bristol Magazine
Reach: 45,000
Date: December 2021
Link: https://thebristolmag.co.uk/
The Bristol Magazine attended the Visit Bristol Christmas media event and their December issue included Estate of the Arts, SS Great Britain, Aardman’s Robin Robin, Bristol Hippodrome, Spiegeltent, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Made in Bristol Gift Fair and M Shed.

Outlet: Bristol Life Magazine
Reach: 30,000
Date: December 2021
Link: https://issuu.com/mediaclash/docs/brl309_final
Features: Bristol Life magazine called their festive issue ‘Bristmas’ and the Visit Bristol team helped source images for the edition which included many businesses such as Hippodrome, City Centre BID and Redcliffe and Temple BID’s Christmas Adventures trail, Christmas Market, SS Great Britain, Vintage Winter Wonderland, Cribb’s Paddington, Light Up Bristol, Spiegeltent, Bristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory Theatres and Grayson Perry’s Art Club exhibition at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

Outlet: Various Influencer accounts
Reach: 200,000
Date: December 2021
Link: #MerryBristmas campaign
In November and December, Visit Bristol organised a media campaign to help promote the city’s Christmas events, shopping, markets and festive experiences, using the hashtag #MerryBristmas. The launch event at Bristol Beacon saw over 35 local and national freelance media attend as well as various Visit West members and staff. Local businesses took part to offer media complimentary experiences for inclusion in the campaign which saw many local media post Instagram coverage, blog posts and articles that reached over 200,000 accounts. Over 30 businesses were featured including SS Great Britain, Spiegeltent, Bristol Christmas Market, Tyntesfield and many more. Full report of coverage can be seen here.

Bex Glover's artwork for #MerryBristmas 2021 campaign

Outlet: Amy En Voyage blog and social media
Reach: 92,000
Headline: What to do while in Bristol
Date: December 2021
Link: https://www.amyenvoyage.com/what-to-do-while-in-bristol/ and https://www.tiktok.com/@amyenvoyage/video/7044282592677350662 and https://www.instagram.com/amyenvoyage/
Amy En Voyage came to the city on a press trip hosted and arranged by Visit Bristol for a festive break with great views. The blog and social media coverage featured Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Grayson’s Art Club, SS Great Britain, Vintage Winter Wonderland and Where the Wall self-guided Banksy tour.

Outlet: The Aye Life
Reach: 21,000
Headline: Bristol
Date: 5 December
Link: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17924452462879400/
Bloggers from The Aye Life visited Bristol in December and took part in the #MerryBristmas campaign. Their wintry Instagram stories captured SS Great Britain, Banksy and Bristol Cathedral.

Outlet: Two Travelling Texans
Reach: Not known
Headline: Best Christmas Markets in England
Date: 9 December
Link: Best Christmas Markets in England - Two Traveling Texans
Following Visit West’s Christmas in Bristol press release, Tow Travelling Texans blog featured Bristol’s Christmas Market in their list of top UK Christmas markets.

Snippet from Two Travelling Texans, December coverage

Other Coverage

This article in The Guardian highlights how Bristol is starring in many TV shows (The Outlaws, Showtrial, Before We Die) and mentions Bottle Yard Studios and Bristol Film Office, as well as a new term, Bristolywood.

Press releases 

In December, Visit West sent out a round-up to local and national media of What’s on and What’s new in Bristol for 2022

Press trips and enquiries

In December, Visit West hosted a press trip for Lonely Planet (coverage to come) as well as Amy En Voyage and The Aye Life (coverage above).




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