The BGTW Tourism Awards


For the past 40 years, the British Guild of Travel Writers has recognised scores of new tourism initiatives by handing out special awards. They come in three categories:

Best in the UK, Best in Europe and Best in the Wider World.

Some projects have cost millions and are well-publicised; others are simpler community projects that take just as much effort and love.

Guild members really do travel the world, reporting back on initiatives they think deserve notice. We shortlist the best of those put forward; the proposers make presentations to our members; members ask questions and then vote.

But this is not all about Gold, Silver and Bronze. This really is about taking part. Being nominated as one of the best new tourism projects in the UK, Europe or the Wider World is still a fantastic achievement and they are all celebrated at the Awards Dinner, a glittering black-tie gala night on the eve of World Travel Market, held in the ballroom at London’s Savoy Hotel. See the latest winners here: BGTW Dinner 2017

Putting projects on the map

See which destinations have won awards on this map. You’ll be surprised and even impressed by the range of projects.

Click the layers menu icon (top left) to view different award categories (whose names have changed over the years).

More information

For dinner tickets and details of this year’s event, contact the Secretariat: secretariat@bgtw.org.

Latest news

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