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Welcome to the home page of the British Guild of Travel Writers – for over 50 years, the leading organisation for travel media professionals. We number among our members many of Britain’s most successful travel journalists, guidebook writers, editors, photographers and broadcasters. On this site you can find out about membership, view our events calendar, and buy our Yearbook – which comes with enhanced access to our website allowing you to read even more about our members and review our comprehensive travel industry directory.


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Visit USA awards the work of three BGTW Members

BGTW members Aaron Millar, Nigel Tisdall and Lindsay Sutton were presented with top travel writing awards at the 2014 Visit USA Association Media Awards ceremony in London's St Ermin's Hotel on June 30.

©Image by Simon Wright Photography

Travel Photographer Of The Year Exhibition opens at the RGS (with IBG)

 

 

Guild member Chris Coe is the founder and organiser of the popular Travel Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition launched on July 9 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). One of our BGTW members, Tim Bird, won the special 10th anniversary 10 for 10 competition and his winning image is on display at the exhibition.

 


The Guild's Secretariat Benita Finanzio and Robert Ellison, along with Guild member Jane Egginton, helped Chris stage the event.

 

©Images by Mary Anne Evans & Tim Bird

 

 

 

 

 
Daniel Neilson in the Spotlight

Click for full storyIn the Spotlight: Daniel Neilson


When and why did you join the Guild?
I joined in summer 2011. Travel writing, especially freelance, can be a lonely experience, and the guild serves to provide a friendly support network. The prestige that comes with membership also opens doors professionally.


What are you working on at the moment? Any future plans?
I’m editing a Canadian magazine called Lifestyler (www.lifestylermag.com) that has a heavy global...
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“The Durban Beachfront lends new meaning to the word ‘garish’. Not only is it painted in the brightest and gaudiest of colours that would make Gaudí himself salivate, but it is also populated by Zulu rickshaw drivers, each one resembling a small carnival float, dressed in a plethora of animal tails, bird feathers and orchidaceous headgear no respectable drag queen would ever dare to don.”

John Malathronas, Rainbow Diary: A Journey in the New South Africa, (Summersdale, 2005) 

 

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