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The world’s biggest Vegan Festiival (previously mentioned here) will have a challenge with accommodation on the weekend of June 9th & 10th.

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20,000 Invading Vegans & Eco Warriors Cause B&B Crisis in Bristol, UK

With all the talk about environmental foot-prints, veganism and ethical lifestyles there has probably never been a better time to launch an international ethical living show. But this has caused a bit of a headache for the organizer of The 5th Bristol Vegan Fayre, Tim Barford from Bristol based Hemp food company Yaoh and The Bristol Tourist Board.

Bristol, South West UK (PRWEB) February 9, 2007 — With all the talk about environmental foot-prints, veganism and ethical lifestyles there has probably never been a better time to launch an international ethical living show. But this has caused a bit of a headache for the organizer of The 5th Bristol Vegan Fayre, Tim Barford from Bristol based Hemp food company Yaoh and The Bristol Tourist Board.

“We are planning for up to 20,000 people which is 3-4 times the previous number,” says Tim.

At the previous 4 festivals they have often found difficulties finding enough suitable accommodation for all the exhibitors, speakers and visitors. This year the festival has doubled in size over 2 days and has many new attractions such as live bands, a fashion show, a floating bar and a Hemp Expo. It’s expected many more visitors will come from outside the Bristol area, not just from the UK but from abroad, particularly America where veganism has already captured many peoples’ hearts and minds…

… Tony Bishop-Weston from Foods for Life says, “Many of these people were previously meat eaters and are not prepared to tolerate lower standards of quality and value for money than they were previously used to before they became vegan. They still expect to be thrilled. Destination Bristol have been invaluable in helping us with this mammoth task and have been working hard to research facilities and match them with our delegates specific ethical needs.”

We are hoping that Bristol Hoteliers will rise to the challenge and join in the national celebrations for National Vegetarian Week coordinated by The Vegetarian Society as a warm up for our international event on June the 9th and 10th.

» Full press release
» 2007 Bristol Vegan Fayre website

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