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In the Spotlight: Claire Dodd

New member Claire Dodd recently won the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Best Online Feature award for 2017. Read it here: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/haiti-tourism-travel-best-bits-facts-attractions-gain-more-travellers-a7723706.html. We asked her to introduce herself: When and why did you join the Guild? I’m a very new member to the … ..more

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The Guild holds ‘The First Steps to Starting a Blog’ event for members

In October, the British Guild of Travel Writers held a members’ event about blogging at The Chesterfield Mayfair hotel, London. Board member Susan Schwartz and BGTW Chairman Alastair McKenzie presented to the attendees a discussion of choosing the right platform, … ..more

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Award for Peter Ellegard

Guild member Peter Ellegard has won the Best Travel Trade Feature category in the 2017 Caribbean Tourism Organisation Awards – for the second time in three years. His winning article was on tourism in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Top Tourism Awards for Devon, Denmark and Ecuador

The British Guild of Travel Writers’ annual tourism awards were announced last night on the eve of World Travel Market. The new Dartmoor Artisan Trail in Devon, England won in the UK & Ireland category; The Experience Centre at Kongernes … ..more

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Aaron Millar named BGTW Travel Writer of the Year

Seven others receive top awards at the Gala Savoy Dinner Aaron Millar, who divides his time between the UK and Colorado, was named the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Travel Writer of the Year at the Guild’s gala annual November … ..more

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Members’ awards success

Two Guild members won recognition in this year’s AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) travel writing awards competition.  For his feature about “the extraordinary female free divers of South Korea” published in Suitcase Magazine,  Jonathan Thompson came second in the Travel … ..more

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Africa hand turns gaze on Britain

Brian Jackman’s golden prose has long created vivid images of the African bush. But h describes as his new book is a love letter to the British countryside – and a plea that its character should not be thrown away……… … ..more

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Travel photography show hosts summer party

It was a welcome return in August to Greenwich for our Summer Party which this year took place in the spacious surroundings of the Stockwell Street Gallery, temporary home to the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition (TPOTY), writes Gillian … ..more

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Yearbook light launched

With the generous support of ANTOR (the London based Association of Tourist Offices), the Guild has launched its new directory of members, dubbed “Yearbook Light”. As its description suggests, this is not the usual fat directory including a welter of … ..more

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Guild’s US awards triumph

A night of triumph for Guild members at the Visit USA Association’s Media Awards event at London’s St Ermin’s Hotel. Neil Murray was named Travel Writer of the Year for a portfolio of writing in Essentially America magazine, the Scottish … ..more

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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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