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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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BritMums Live! in its 5th Year

The founders of BritMums, Jennifer Howze and Susanna Scott, both members of the BGTW, turned to another BritMum and BGTW member, Kirstie Pelling, to open the annual BritMums Live! (#BML16) conference yesterday, with a specially commissioned poem marking its fifth … ..more

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Lindsay Sutton scoops top US award

A piece on the birth of America’s National Parks has won Guild member Lindsay Sutton top honours in the US Travel Association and Brand USA’s 2016 IPW Travel Writer Awards competition, sponsored by CityPASS. Because of the high quality of entries his … ..more

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How to Monetise your Blog – A BGTW Masterclass

Whether by accident or design – I like to think the latter – there was a perfect match between the two presenters at the BGTW Masterclass on How to Monetise your Blog on Thursday evening at our regular venue, 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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