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Tourism Awards – potential runners

Here are some of the new attractions that have opened in recent months – or are on the point of opening.  IMPORTANT: Check with Alastair Mackenzie ([email protected]) that a colleague hasn’t already bagged your choice. UK York: Jorvik Viking Centre … more…

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Montezuma and Medical Rescue

A BGTW Evening on Travel Health Montezuma’s revenge, the trots, whichever your preferred euphemism – most of us have suffered from diarrhoea on the road. But have we received the correct treatment? The development of a revolutionary, laptop size device … more…

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Guild members scoop Dutch awards

Four Guild members won recognition in the 2017 Holland Press Awards organised by the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions. Here they all are, pictured with their awards and members of staff from Carol Wright won the Outstanding Article … more…

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Behind the scenes at Gatwick Airport

Guild members were invited to Gatwick Airport recently to catch up on the latest developments, including their big terminal switch when the major airlines operating from Gatwick – BA, easyJet & Virgin Atlantic – swapped terminals over a 72 hour … more…

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Video: AGM 2017 in La Champagne, France

Here are some video highlights from our recent trip to the Champagne region of France for this year’s British Guild of Travel Writers AGM. Merci beaucoup La Champagne & L’Ardenne!

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Stuart Forster scoops a British Annual Canada Travel Award

BGTW member Stuart Forster was presented with the British Annual Canada Travel Award for Best Online Coverage at an event at Canada House on Trafalgar Square in London. The 27th edition of the prestigious awards ceremony, widely known as the … more…

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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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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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