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Bath Business News travel: A cool 72 hours in Iceland

February 14, 2014
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Bath Business News travel: A cool 72 hours in Iceland

Spectacular scenery and a small but exciting capital city make Iceland a magnet for adventurous tourists. Bath Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE took advantage of the recently-launched easyJet direct flights from Bristol Airport to Reykjavik and here gives her top tips for a great weekend away…                                                  Iceland’s amazing lunar landscape is increasingly...

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Flights to Bologna to be launched by Ryanair from Bristol Airport

January 28, 2014
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Flights to Bologna to be launched by Ryanair from Bristol Airport

Budget airline Ryanair is to introduce a twice-weekly service from Bristol Airport to the Italian city of Bologna from April 1.   The service will be the third to Italy operated by Ryanair from Bristol, joining its flights to Milan (Bergamo) and Venice. The flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Bologna in Northern...

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Bristol Airport ended 2013 on a high as passenger numbers soared above 6m

January 13, 2014
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Bristol Airport ended 2013 on a high as passenger numbers soared above 6m

Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, new figures have revealed. The number of people passing through the terminal last year reached 6.1m – 3.4% higher than in 2012. It is only the second time in the airport’s history that the annual total has gone above 6m –...

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Strong demand for spring sunshine means Bristol-Malta summer flights will launch earlier

January 7, 2014
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Strong demand for spring sunshine means Bristol-Malta summer flights will launch earlier

Bristol Airport operator Air Malta has brought forward the launch of its summer 2014 charter season by four weeks to satisfy demand from holidaymakers wanting to visit the Mediterranean island over the spring/Easter period.  The direct flights from Bristol will now start on April 8 and will continue weekly until October 21. Air Malta,...

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Bath’s top tourism events create 500-plus jobs and generate nearly £44m for city, figures show

December 18, 2013
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Bath’s top tourism events create 500-plus jobs and generate nearly £44m for city, figures show

More than 500 jobs were created in Bath’s tourism industry over a nine-month period as a result of campaigns run by Bath Tourism Plus working with the Bath Business Improvement District, new figures show. The campaigns, which took place between June 2012 and February this year, generated £43.7m in consumer spending on trips to...

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Boost for Bath tourism as National Express firms up non-stop London service

December 18, 2013
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Boost for Bath tourism as National Express firms up non-stop London service

Coach operator National Express has boosted Bath’s tourism offer by making permanent its non-stop service to and from London. National Express launched the service, which was backed by Bath MP Don Foster, on a trial basis in the summer. Since then tens of thousands more passengers have travelled the route compared to the same...

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Donate spare cash to change the plight of Syria’s children, Bristol Airport passengers are urged

December 18, 2013
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Donate spare cash to change the plight of Syria’s children, Bristol Airport passengers are urged

EasyJet passengers travelling via Bristol Airport this Christmas are being asked to donate their loose change and unwanted currency to UNICEF’s Change for Good charity campaign. All money raised will go to the children of Syria, who face a third winter in crisis. The campaign will last for six weeks and all public donations...

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Don’t follow that camel: Iceland-bound air passengers greeted by ship of the desert

December 12, 2013
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Don’t follow that camel: Iceland-bound air passengers greeted by ship of the desert

Passengers arriving for the inaugural easyJet flight from Bristol Airport to Reykjavik this morning may have been surprised to find a 7ft camel greeting them at the check-in desks. But Kokoso’s appearance was not down to a booking error by the airline’s promotions department – he was on hand to promote the launch of...

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Cameron’s China trade delegation delivers boost for Bath and Moulton bikes

December 4, 2013
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Cameron’s China trade delegation delivers boost for Bath and Moulton bikes

Bath’s most famous visitor attraction and one of the area’s most innovative businesses are benefitting from the Prime Minister’s high-profile visit to China as head of the UK’s largest trade delegation to the fast-growing country. The city’s Roman Baths have signed up as a founding member of VisitBritain’s China Welcome Charter which could put...

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Direct flights to Stockholm to start from Bristol Airport next year

November 25, 2013
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Direct flights to Stockholm to start from Bristol Airport next year

Bristol Airport today announced it is to introduce direct flights to the Swedish capital Stockholm next summer – adding another major European city to its departure board and bringing a potential £1m to the regional economy. The twice-weekly service will be operated by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) from June 30 to August 15. SAS will...

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