Members’ Excellence Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the 2019 BGTW Members’ Excellence Awards have been announced! The winners are announced at the BGTW Annual Gala Awards Dinner, at The Savoy hotel in central London at the start of November – see bgtw.org/gala for details. … ..more

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International Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the British Guild of Travel Writers 2019 International Tourism Awards (ITA) have been announced. The ITA scheme recognises excellence in tourism projects in three categories: ‘UK and Ireland’, ‘Europe’, and ‘Wider World’. Guild members nominated projects that … ..more

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BGTW members dominate Travel Media Awards shortlist

Hilary Bradt honoured with Special Contribution Award The Travel Media Awards, in association with Malta Tourism Authority, is proud to announce that Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides, will be presented with a prestigious Special Contribution Award at the … ..more

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Tax advice for landlords

The tax rules affecting UK residential property have undergone substantial changes in the last few years. This is continuing, and some of the changes are highlighted below. Buyers beware! As a buyer of commercial and residential property, you should be … ..more

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A Rwandan road trip

Most visitors to Rwanda are drawn to its mountain gorillas, as this small east African state is one of only three countries that has them. It has a number of other wonderful attractions, such as Akagera and Nyungwe national parks, and majestic Lake Kivu. ..more

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Online photography exhibition: Wild

The theme of this online photography exhibition is Wild. That can encompass wildlife, wild times and wild locations around the planet. Members of the British Guild of Travel Writers were free to interpret the theme however they wanted. ..more

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A new deal for tourism

Despite Brexit and the process of electing a new Prime Minister, the Government does seem to be getting some useful business done, although perhaps a bit under the radar. An example is the UK’s first ever tourism sector deal, announced … ..more

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All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer

It’s impossible to imagine a more relaxing and enjoyable way to appreciate Canada’s majestic Rockies than a journey on one of Rocky Mountaineer’s trains – something that has become a ‘must do’ experience. It’s garlanded umpteen travel awards, but there … ..more

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Inheritance tax and pension changes for women

This month, thought I’d cover a couple of subjects, just to keep you on your toes! Inheritance tax (IHT) This is a subject that many people mistakenly think won’t affect them. After all, they might feel they don’t have much … ..more

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Two wins at Visit USA awards for outstanding contribution and best feature

Ex-Guild chair Mary Moore Mason won the USA Association’s coveted Contribution to the Industry Award as Editorial Director of Essentially America at the Visit USA Association Media Awards ceremony on 1 July. Jonathan Thompson also won the General Consumer Magazine … ..more

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