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Guild members scoop Dutch awards

Four Guild members won recognition in the 2017 Holland Press Awards organised by the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions. Here they all are, pictured with their awards and members of staff from Holland.com: Carol Wright won the Outstanding Article … ..more

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2017 – a Year of Uncertainty

What will 2017 bring for British travellers, tour operators and airlines? Roger Bray – views expressed are his own and not those of the BGTW – sets out some of the key issues. Rarely have the travel industry and its … ..more

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Into the wild

Guild member Jini Reddy’s new book describes accessible experiences close to nature. She says you could call her new book a guide to “green travel with soul”…….. Over a decade (and some), as a travel writer, I’d frequently find myself … ..more

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Riding the tidal bore

BGTW stalwart Gillian Thornton recounts a close encounter with a bore that’s anything but………. Snatches of Tony Bennett wafted through my brain as I dropped my trusty trainers over the balcony into the random heap below. Tony left his heart … ..more

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Only in Edinburgh

BGTW member Duncan JD Smith’s new book Only in Edinburgh is published in November 2016. Designed for city explorers, this groundbreaking guide promises to take readers quickly off the beaten track – and under the city’s skin. This is the … ..more

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Albania unveiled

Though Enver Hoxha’s hardline regime is long gone, Albania remains mysterious to many of us. Lottie Gross, who has been writing a guidebook to the land where Norman Wisdom was king, draws back the veil: When I told friends I … ..more

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Smart moves – phone v SLR

Do you really need to carry an SLR camera to capture stunning travel images? Or will a state of the art smartphone cut it? Stuart Forster decided to find out: On a recent trip to Central America I decided to put … ..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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Comeback for the lynx?

Will wild lynx make a comeback in British forests? Peter Lynch went to Germany to see how they have been reintroduced there. Britain is in its umpteenth year of debating whether to bring back the extinct lynx back to some … ..more

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Heavy horsepower in Herts

Traditional horsepower is alive and well at Wimpole Home Farm. Gillian Thornton takes the reins for a day. ‘Now who’d like to be first with the hoofpick?’ Head Horseperson Emma looks at her four cadets for volunteers. We all hold back, not wanting to … ..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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