Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Bristol Geneva Twitters ahead of the rest

The World Youth Student Conference (WYSTC) is being held Manchester this week (Sept 22-25) with the theme of ‘Innovation’
Daniel Roberts, Managing Director of Xebidy, adds his thoughts on his website in an article entitled Twitter as the Travel Marketing Tool du Jour.
He writes: "Twitter is a fabulous social aggregator, which can be used to listen to a wide network of conversations. Searches can be run for your keywords against the Twitter stream and when you identify them you can jump into the conversation and help. For example, when I tweeted that I had book my flights from Manchester to Geneva for the weekend to meet a mate. Almost immediately I received a tweet from Hotel Bristol in Geneva asking if I had booked accommodation and would I like help. They would have been running a search against people who mentioned Geneva."

Havana to New Hampshire

A couple of snippets:

Eladio Monroy is the detective hero of the Canarian writer Alexis Ravelo (Tres Funerales para Eladio Monroy etc). Eladio Monroy was the name of the last president and manager of the Hotel Bristol in Havana on the corner of S. Rafael and Amisted Street, an up-market hotel popular with Americans before the revolution.

The first Hotel Bristol (formerly Jurys Bristol) to be so named in Bristol earlier this year was not the first Bristol in Bristol. There was a Bristol Hotel in Bristol, New Hampshire (pictured right). The American town, which was incorporated in 1819, took its name from the deposits of sand and clay similar to "Bristol sand" used in Britain to make fine china, pottery and Bristol Blue Glass. In New Hampshire they used it to make a high-quality brick, sold as "Bristol Brick".

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Bristol memorabilia

Just come across this T-shirt design incorporating the logo of the Buenos Aires Bristol, part of a range of promotional material created from vintage luggage labels by Sahape Market and sold through Zazzle in the UK. In addition to the T-shirts (£16.95) you can get souvenir aprons (three sizes, up to £20.70), greetings cards, shopping bag, hat (£15.15) and mug (£17.25).

HOTELS IN BRISTOL (including the Bristol) are counting their blessings, and their pounds, at the end of the 12-week 'Banksy vs Bristol Museum exhibition, which attracted 4,000 visitors a day. The influx brough £10 million into the city's economy, doubling the turnover of a number of buisinesses. "It's nice to see it's been so popular," the elusive Bristol artist texted the media. "But it makes me suspicious. Throughout history all the great artists have been overlooked in their own lifetimes and only appreciated after they are gone. I'm starting to worry I'm not one o the good guys."