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Images of Autumn

A selection of seasonal images by Guild members:  

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Members’ News: Autumn 2017

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.56; October 2017 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Here we are with the latest news on what our members are up to… besides dreaming of possible fame and glory in this year’s Gala Awards … ..more

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Bistrot + boules = bonheur

Lis Gerard-Sharp finds the perfect equation for contentment in a Provencal village where not a lot goes on… Travel writers tend to be in thrall to the coolest, hippest, weirdest places. We are thrill-seekers and truffle-hounds by trade, trained to … ..more

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Monarch – the fall out

The collapse of Monarch Airlines has yet again thrown a spotlight on the disparity of protection between package holidaymakers and those who just buy scheduled airline tickets, writes Roger Bray. Under the Civil Aviation Authority’s longstanding ATOL umbrella the former … ..more

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Images of Summer

In the latest of our seasonal round ups, BGTW members capture images of long summer days:

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Members’ News: Spring 2017

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.55; May 2017 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE   It’s an interesting time for commissioning editors and travel writers alike. There has always been ‘churn’. Destinations & travel styles open up and come into … ..more

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A knights’ trail in the Aube

The French department of Aube is rich in the history of the Knights Templar, Simon Willmore followed their trail… The first master of the Knights Templar, Hugues de Payns, was born just outside Troyes (110 miles southwest of Paris), and the … ..more

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Grapes and Golf

A South African style wine experience is planned in West Sussex. Peter Jolly investigates………… Some of the finest wine estates in the world are to be found around Cape Town in South Africa and now that expertise is being transported 6,000 … ..more

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Pigs in court – bizarre tales from Chateauvillain

Isabel Conway hears tales of the unexpected on an arts and crafts themed tour of southern Champagne. Most of us have gone there sometime in our travels. Assailed by an endless monologue of forgettable useless information we feign interest hoping … ..more

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Walking to the end of the world

Murray Stewart heads as far west as he can on Spain’s Camino de Fisterra, a pilgrimage with pagan origins. Nowadays, the much publicised Camino de Santiago pilgrimage appears on many a bucket-list. Too many, perhaps. The main pilgrim route to … ..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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