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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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Peter Green uses Art & Writing to Support Coastal Conservation

Guild Member Peter Green is using his artwork and writing to raise funds for conservation work on the coast of South West Ireland. Peter is passionate about the area, in particular The Maharees where he lives, which has been hammered … ..more

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John A. Harrison now shortlisted for Welsh award

The odds are reducing for Guild travel writer, John Harrison, who has now been shortlisted with two other entrants for the New Welsh Writing Awards 2016. New Welsh Review, in association with the University of South Wales and CADCentre, announced … ..more

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Lifetime Award for Gerry Benson

Guild member Gerry Benson has won Ireland’s prestigious Travel Media Lifetime Achievement Award. Dublin based Gerry is a former travel agent turned publisher and editor of Travelbiz, the country’s most widely read travel trade publication, which he founded in 2000. … ..more

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Landscape study – Guild visits Blenheim Palace

Gillian Thornton reports on a Guild tour of Blenheim Palace:  As thank you presents go, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire ranks up there with the very best. A gift to military commander John Churchill by a grateful Queen Anne, this 18th … ..more

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Bush fire – image shortlisted for award

Isabel Conway’s image of Maasai warriors making fire in Amboseli National Reserve Kenya has been shortlisted for the inaugural Travel Media Ireland travel photo of the year. Three other photographs were also shortlisted and the winner will be announced at … ..more

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Brexit and travel – the Guild debates

It might not have caused quite the same shock as the unexpectedly comfortable Conservative election triumph – but a show of hands at this year’s joint BGTW – ANTOR debate raised an eyebrow or two. About a quarter of those gathered … ..more

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Cruise awards for Guild members

Sue Bryant, who won recognition for her contribution to cruise journalism, was among a trio of Guild winners in this year’s CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) awards. Other awards went to Mike Unwin (best “off the beaten track” cruise feature) … ..more

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Busy April for Guild Bloggers

Geoff Moore – a blogging virgin – reports on the changing face of travel media:  My blogging baptism took place in April at the Traverse 16 blogger conference* in Cardiff – an international gathering of 200 travel bloggers who filled the football stadium … ..more

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A night in the pub

Neil Taylor reports on the Guild’s March social evening: Staying in a pub seems such an obvious thing to do that it is amazing, as Guild members discovered at our function on March 16, that the website was only … ..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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