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In the Spotlight – Simon Willmore

What made you start travel writing? I was living in Grenoble, France, to complete my Master’s – weirdly enough, in engineering. One day, I just realised that I had so many experiences to share that I started writing – as … more…

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Theatre gets Guild award

The BGTW Tourism Awards are much sought after. John Ruler presented one that suggests the Entente Cordiale might survive even the hardest of Brexits……. All the world’s a stage  – as Shakespeare famously wrote – and one man in his … more…

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1.7m Impressions of La Champagne & L’Ardenne

Last week, just under 90 BGTW travel writers, bloggers, photographers & broadcasters visited Reims in Northern France for our Annual General Meeting, and afterwards around 60 stayed on to explore both La Champagne and Ardenne. While we were there, many … more…

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The Guild AGM – It’s a military operation!

This weekend, the advance guard of the BGTW will be heading out to Reims in France at the start of this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Guild AGM is a calendar highlight for Guild members. There are meetings and … more…

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Glittering Prizes

The BGTW’s annual awards for the best developments in tourism are always eagerly awaited. Here’s a full list of the winners and the highly commended – voted for by our members – plus all the winners of our members writing … more…

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Charity Raffle prize generosity raises £4067

To all the generous providers of prizes for the charity raffle at our annual gala awards dinner – a big thank you. A mighty big thank you too from Survival International, which benefitted to the tune of £4067. The cheque … more…

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Guild members scoop top Travel Media Awards

Two Guild members took top honours in this year’s Travel Media Awards at a ceremony at London’s ME Hotel James Lowen emerged as the winner in the Travel Guidebook of the Year category with A Summer of British Wildlife, published by … more…

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BGTW members honoured

Two Guild members were honoured in this years Travel Writer of of the Year awards 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 … more…

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Twitter & Instagram for beginners

Though it was designed for the uninitiated the Guild’s latest tutorial on social media – “Twitter & Instagram for Beginners” – might have produced the odd nugget for old hands, too, reports Yasamen Kaner-White. Did you know, for example, that Twitter … more…

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Top US awards for Guild writers

Kathy Arnold and Paul Wade – “aka Team Wade” – have won Visit USA’s Travel Writer of the Year 2016 award for their “outstanding” coverage of the country, including an article citing 50 reasons to go there, published in the … 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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