BGTW

Representing writers, photographers, bloggers and broadcasters for 60 years

BGTW Awards – the finalists

The British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW) is a community of over 250 accredited writers, photographers, bloggers and broadcasters; we are the trusted body for independent editorial comment and expert content on UK and global travel.

Founded in 1960, the BGTW turns 60 years old in 2020 – that’s six decades at the forefront of the travel media industry. All applicants are screened and interviewed in person and all members abide by a strict code of conduct; see out About page for more information.

What can the British Guild of Travel Writers do for you?

If you’re an editor or producer:

We can help you commission a writer who’s been to Antarctica, or a photographer who has imagery from Zambia – see bgtw.org/connect.

If you work in PR or tourism:

We can help you spread the word about your clients through networking events and sponsorship opportunities – see bgtw.org/sponsor.

If you’re a media professional:

We would love for you to join our community of over 250 writers, bloggers, editors, photographers or broadcasters – see bgtw.org/why-join.

Events

Being in lockdown doesn’t mean your skills have to lose their edge. Stay sharp with our collection of webinars; non-members can buy access for the minuscule sum of £6 and members can watch the live events and/or rewatch the recordings for free.

We’re adding new events to our calendar all the time; please check back regularly for updates.

MEA and ITA finalists announced

See the finalists of the BGTW Members’ Excellence Awards and International Tourism Awards as announced in a special online event, the BGTW Big Reveal, on 15 November 2020.

Online photography exhibitions

Each quarter, the Guild’s members contribute to a themed photography exhibition to showcase the destinations they have visited:

Online photography exhibition: Open Spaces

Hopefully the images selected for inclusion in this Open Spaces-themed online photography exhibition will provide you with inspiration for future trips.

Online photography exhibition: Adventure

This online photography exhibition makes history. It’s the first to include a guest contribution by a member of one of the Guild’s sister…

Online photography exhibition: After Dark

Are we beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel?

Online photography exhibition: On the Water

We dedicate this online photography exhibition to health workers.

Online photography exhibition: Festivals

Attending a festival and photographing at it has the potential to raise complex ethical issues.

Latest features

Recent long-form features, op-eds and travel news as written by our members on a range of topics and formats:

Top gifts for travel enthusiasts

How to open a hostel or guesthouse in China

Three generations take a trip to Denmark

A brush with the Russian military

Spirited away on the Isle of Jersey

Silent reverence in Laos

Contact us

Are you interested in working with the British Guild of Travel Writers? Perhaps you would like to learn more about our events or publications? Please email secretariat@bgtw.org or call 020 8144 8713.

You can read more about the people who make up the BGTW Board and its Executives on our Team page.