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Bath Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Geneva

October 10, 2014
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Bath Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Geneva

With direct flights from Bristol Airport to Geneva, it couldn’t be easier to combine a business trip to Switzerland's second city with some leisure time with attractions ranging from helping make wine, competing in a marathon or relaxing at a spa. Bath Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe put away her laptop to explore...

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Bath Rugby fans promised hi-tech conversion of ‘matchday experience’ by IT firm sponsor IPL

May 1, 2014
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Bath Rugby fans promised hi-tech conversion of ‘matchday experience’ by IT firm sponsor IPL

Bath-based IT consultancy IPL has promised to use innovation to transform matchdays for supporters at The Rec following the extension of its sponsorship of Bath Rugby to the end of next season. The consultancy and full-service IT company will remain as an official partner of the Aviva Premiership club, helping it develop the experience...

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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

April 29, 2014
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Bristol Airport flying high as it lands more destinations and bigger aircraft on holiday routes

New holiday destinations have been unveiled for next summer and larger planes introduced this week at Bristol Airport as its passenger numbers continue to climb to record levels. Holiday giant Thomas Cook is basing two 220-seat Airbus A321 aircraft at the airport to use on its summer services to holiday hotspots – replacing two...

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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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