BGTW members honoured

Two Guild members were honoured in this years Travel Writer of of the Year awaito_CorporateCMYK[1]ards organised by AITO (Association of Independent Tour operators. Aaron Millar came second in the Travel Writer of the Year (under 1500 words) category with his piece on Wyoming in The Times. The judges said is provided a “real wow factor” with “great facts and descriptions”. Emma Gregg was runner up in the Blogger of the Year category for “All Aboard the Flying Toast Rack!”, a piece about Brighton in AllAboutEverywhere.com. One judge said it was “a jaunty, friendly and interesting piece of writing, describing a proper day out by the sea”. Another described it as “a charming vignette of only 12 minutes of travel”, a “holiday in a lunchtime” The blog was “quirky, and proves you don’t need a grand, big, theme if the article is well-written. Delightfully original”. And Meera Dattani was third in the Travel Trade Writer of the Year category for her Travel Weekly piece on Sri Lanka – ‘A New Dawn’. One judge said: “Crikey! There can be nothing left about Sri Lanka that I do not know. An excellent trade article which clearly matches the editor’s brief.”

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