The British Guild of Travel Writers is the UK’s leading organisation of travel media professionals
- Pick up any national newspaper or travel magazine and you will find our work. Turn on the radio, switch on your computer, fire up your mobile phone and we’re there.
- We’ve been to every corner of the globe – and written about it, photographed it, spoken about it. From a luxury cruise ship to an off-the-beaten-track hostel, we’ve been there.
The British Guild of Travel Writers is:
A seal of quality
The Guild is a rubber stamp. Our name stands for reliability and respectability in the fiercely competitive worlds of travel journalism. The criteria for membership are tough – and every single one of our 270 members has to satisfy an annual audit to retain Guild membership. We also all adhere to a Code of Conduct, which can be viewed here.
Networking. Networking. Networking. This is what the travel industry is all about, and we particularly value our excellent links with the travel industry. We host regular events which are well attended by everyone from tourist boards and PR companies, to hotel owners and tour operators.
We don’t work for PR companies, tour operators or tourist boards. We are independent souls, always keen to get to the heart of a destination and find our story. We are not easily influenced – by fads and fashions, or by any number of fancy cocktails.
We have been in the business since 1960. We have seen more than 50 years of changes to the travel industry and the media – many good, some bad. Our members have been in the very thick of those changes, not only responding to them but influencing them.
Our members keep up with travel industry trends. We visit emerging destinations, we write for online and mobile media, we blog, we tweet and we video.