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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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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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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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