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Members News: Spring 2015

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.49; April 2015 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE IT’S UPWARDS AND ONWARDS FOR THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS The British Guild of Travel Writers is looking forward to the gala launch of its … ..more

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On the Trail of the Unhorsed King

For one week in March, the East Midlands city of Leicester welcomed media teams from around the world to witness the ceremony, rich symbolism and spectacle associated with the final laying to rest of the mortal remains of King Richard … ..more

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Thuringia present Andreasstraße Memorial with BGTW…

Managing Director of the Thuringia Tourist Board Bärbel Grönegres handed over the ‪BGTW‬ 2014 Tourism Award to the Andreasstraße Memorial. Both the Chairman and the Director of the memorial held a speech thanking the Guild for the award and pointing out its importance. (Photo credit: Andreasstrasse … ..more

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Guild Members Celebrated by the Italian Tourist Board

Here is the group photo of the winners of the Italian Government Tourist Board Travel Writing Awards, including BGTW members Mary Novakovich for her “Holiday Guide to Calabria” published by Guardian Travel, and Norman Miller for his piece “Island Hopping Around the Venetian Lagoon” published by The Times and … ..more

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Canada says Kerry Christiani is Best Online

Canadian Tourism Commission reveals the Winners in 2015 British Annual Canada Travel Awards The UK office of the Canadian Tourism Commission, and industry partners; Travel Yukon, Destination British Columbia, Travel Alberta, Manitoba Tourism, Ontario Tourism, Destination Quebec and the Atlantic … ..more

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Travels with my Hat: a lifetime on the road

Thelma & Louise talk to Christine Osborne BGTW member and the award winning author of Travels with My Hat. The book is a memoir of her travels as a freelance photojournalist in some of the world’s most out-of-the-way places, at a time when … ..more

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Guild Yearbook will launch May 2015

The launch date and venue have been announced for the 2015/16 edition of the prestigious Guild Yearbook: May at the London Coliseum.

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Pol and Isabel recognised by Travel Extra Awards

Gonzalo Ceballos of the Spanish Tourist Board and Eoghan Corry present Guild member Pol O Conghaile with the overall Travel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year award. Pol wasn’t the only member recognised at these prestigious awards. We must also … ..more

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AGM – Milano, Italy

The Guild’s 2015 AGM took place on 25 January at Palazzo Pirelli, Milan. Members were given a briefing on Expo starting in May and participated in tours of the city and the surrounding Lombardy region.  

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Guild members win AITO writing awards

Aaron Millar and Andrew Eames received awards from the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) at their annual event on 18 November 2014. Aaron (4th from left in the photo) received second place in the AITO Travel Writer of the Year award … ..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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