british guild of travel writers

BGTW

Representing travel writers, photographers, bloggers and broadcasters for over 60 years

#BGTWAwards – the winners!

The British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW) is a community of over 280 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 turned 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.

Join us for the BGTW Gala – A Celebration of Travel

The BGTW Annual Gala Awards Dinner (AGAD) is one of the major highlights of the travel industry calendar. This year’s event will be a little different but will still be held on Sunday 31 October 2021 at The Savoy in central London, London’s most prestigious venue. More about the BGTW Gala >

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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 by the British Guild of Travel Writers

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.

How to freelance more effectively

How to freelance more effectively

Perfect your pitching technique

Perfect your pitching technique

Travel narratives and uncomfortable conversations

Travel narratives and uncomfortable conversations

Mastering Instagram: Stories, Reels and IGTV

Mastering Instagram: Stories, Reels and IGTV

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.

In the spotlight

Read more on the types of people who are part of our community, including travel writers, photographers, bloggers and broadcasters:

Books by Guild members

Guild member portfolios

Photographers among BGTW membership

Podcasters among the Guild membership

Travel bloggers among the Guild membership

Travel editors among the Guild membership

Contact the British Guild of Travel Writers

Are you interested in working with the BGTW? 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.