Swindon Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Paris

June 13, 2016
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Swindon Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Paris

With plenty of direct flights from Bristol Airport, the City of Light is a popular destination for business travelers. It couldn’t be easier to combine a business trip with an overnight stay and a little sight-seeing. Swindon Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe checked out some of the latest attractions this beautiful city has...

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Swindon Business News travel: Igloo building for beginners in Switzerland

March 11, 2016
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Pic 7 - Toasting our success! The igloo is completed in time

It’s the ultimate team-building challenge. This weekend teams of friends, colleagues and ski enthusiasts will gather on a stunning mountain plateau in Switzerland for the World Igloo Building Competition. The aim? To construct – and then sleep in – your own igloo. Swindon Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE joined in. Pictured: The teams...

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More new flights launched from Bristol Airport to key European business destinations

April 27, 2015
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More new flights launched from Bristol Airport to key European business destinations

New flights from Bristol Airport to Paris and Düsseldorf took off yesterday as operator bmi regional extended its route network in the West of England. The flights, which are expected to boost trade between the region and France and Germany, were launched just over a week after rival easyJet started services on five more...

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Boost to region’s economy expected as easyJet launches new flights from Bristol Airport

April 17, 2015
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Boost to region’s economy expected as easyJet launches new flights from Bristol Airport

Five new flights from Bristol Airport took off for the first time at the weekend – with operator easyJet promising they will bring a major boost to the West of England’s economy. The new services – to Lanzarote, Gibraltar, Porto, Bilbao and the Isle of Man – take easyJet’s total at the airport to...

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Swindon Business News Travel – 72:00 hours in Geneva

October 10, 2014
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Swindon 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. Swindon Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe put away her laptop to explore...

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Innovate and export to taste future success, West food firms told at major conference

May 19, 2014
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Innovate and export to taste future success, West food firms told at major conference

West food businesses must embrace innovation and explore new markets for export if they are to succeed, a major conference in the region was told. The topics formed the two key themes at the Future of Food event staged by accountants Smith & Williamson at yogurt maker Yeo Valley’s headquarters in Blagdon, near Bristol....

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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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Swindon Business News travel: A cool 72 hours in Iceland

February 14, 2014
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Swindon 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. Swindon 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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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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Travel: An apres-ski driving lesson that translates into a lot of fun

November 20, 2013
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Travel: An apres-ski driving lesson that translates into a lot of fun

Serre Chevalier, a high ski resort on the French-Italian border, is ideal for a group or large family holiday. And its added attractions, for Swindon Business News Travel Editor ANNE GORRINGE, included learning how to drive a ‘piste basher’. As our tour guide pointed out the ‘Milky Way’ ski area on our way to...

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