What does Brexit mean for Bristol’s tourism industry?

What does Brexit mean for Bristol’s tourism industry?

Bristol is famous for many of its thriving industries – most notably the nautical, manufacturing and aerospace industries. One of the lesser known industries in the city is its tourism industry, which actually helps equate to a large part of the cities incoming economy. Bristol was ranked as the seventh most popular tourist city in […]

£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

£3,000 for every Bristol taxi that goes electric

Bristol City Council is to offer subsidies of around £3000 to taxi drivers who switch to an electric or ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV). The hope is that up to 100 Hackney Carriage owners will make the switch, with the aim of improving air quality in the city. The incentives being offered to taxi drivers have […]

‘Upfest’ launches crowdfunding campaign

‘Upfest’ launches crowdfunding campaign

Upfest, the largest street art and graffiti festival in Europe, has launched a crowdfunding appeal after funding was lost. The festival is free to attend, and is held every year in the Bedminster district of Bristol. It showcases around 350 artists and attracts roughly 50,000 people from all over the world. But the 2018 festival, which […]

Hoteliers Association appoints new chair in aim to improve tourism

Hoteliers Association appoints new chair in aim to improve tourism

The organisation that represents Bristol’s hotels has appointed a new chair, with the aim of improving tourism in the city. Imran Ali, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel in the city centre, will be taking on the role for the Bristol Hoteliers Association with immediate effect. Along with an executive committee, Mr Ali will […]

Bristol gamers ‘Jingle Jam’ raise over £2.5 million for charity in seven days

Bristol-based gaming company Yogcast has raised over £2.5 million for charity in just seven days. Yogscast are an internet production company who have over seven million YouTube subscribers worldwide. They have been running their annual Jingle Jam event since 1 December, which sees them live stream content and offer users unique gaming bundles to purchase. All […]

‘Engaging with Conflict’ at Bristol City Hall

People in Bristol are being encouraged to see the positive side of conflict as part of 2017’s Restorative Justice Week. An ‘Engaging with Conflict’ workshop has been delivered by Hen Wilkinson and Sui-Ming Hart – members of the city’s Community Resolve team – at the City Hall. The workshop’s aim is to help people who […]

Tai Chi: Bristol expert preaches its health benefits

A Bristol based Tai Chi expert is preaching the physical and mental  benefits of the practice This comes after the Prime Minister, Theresa May, spoke about mental health earlier in the week. Claire Mitcham is a Tai Chi instructor based who’s in Bristol. She has been teaching the Chinese practice for several years now. After […]

Can cycling around Bristol help save the world?

When George Ferguson became the first elected mayor in 2012 he made it his mission to make Bristol a greener city by doubling the number of people making journeys on their bicycles. These intentions became even clearer a couple of years later when Bristol was labelled the European Green Capital in 2015, but is there […]