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Mullet and magic dust – a French cookery course

Lisa Gerard-Sharp makes art of red mullet at a culinary Hogwarts in Reims “Eat with your eyes – throw powder at it,” commands our culinary magician. In the shadow of Reims Cathedral we toss black volcanic dust on our Champagne … more…

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Right said Fred, time to hit the bubbly

Mike Pedley explores Champagne’s terroirs and cellars The Avenue de Champagne in Epernay is no ordinary street. Its kilometre-long strip is a roll call of pedigree Champagne houses that, since 2015, proudly trumpet their UNESCO World Heritage status. We’re outside … more…

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Reims and Troyes – a tale of two cities

On first acquaintance, says Roger Bray, Reims and Troyes appear to be chalk and cheese. The former is solidly mature but still attractive, the latter is enjoying flamboyant, sometimes rickety old age. Dig a little deeper, however, and there are … more…

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Images for winter

Each season we plan to post a selection of images captured by our members. Here is a selection for winter:

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Members’ News: Winter 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.54; December 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE It’s been another busy quarter for Guild members and already we are gearing ourselves up for more activity, both on and offline. In addition to the … more…

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Images of 2016 from BGTW members

In case anyone needs reminding that, besides writing beautiful prose, BGTW members take beautiful photographs, here are some of their images that have captured the eye in 2016:

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2017 – a Year of Uncertainty

What will 2017 bring for British travellers, tour operators and airlines? Roger Bray – views expressed are his own and not those of the BGTW – sets out some of the key issues. Rarely have the travel industry and its … more…

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Vive Le Turkey Trot

With no apologies for puns, John Ruler (who stayed sober enough to take take the photos) describes an unusual Advent tradition just across the Channel………. It’s time to talk turkey in the tiny French village of Licques, some 30 miles … more…

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BGTW Gala Awards Dinner hits high notes

With the unveiling of top tourism honours for a new railway, a project to connect the horrors of the Great War with the misery of current conflicts – and a new walking route through one of the world’s crucibles of … more…

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Final countdown to the BGTW Gala Awards Dinner

The final countdown has begun to the travel event of the year. Though the two go together like airports and security queues we aren’t talking World Travel Market here  – but this year’s British Guild of Travel Writers Gala Awards Dinner … more…

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Latest news

The Guild meets at least once a month and regularly hosts networking events, charity fundraisers, panel discussions and workshops. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

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