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Photo Essay

Online photography exhibition: People

People, it’s said, make places.

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CPD

Wellbeing in lockdown

I’m writing this in the midst of lockdown 2, which seems quite a bit different to lockdown 1. More businesses are able to operate this time around, and are likely to be able to carry on successfully, having learned lessons from the last seven months. We, ‘Joe Public,’ have developed coping strategies as well. I…

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BGTW member discounts on top gifts for travel enthusiasts

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Top gifts for travel enthusiasts

Here at the British Guild of Travel Writers we’ve scoured the internet for some top gift suggestions for travel professionals and their families to both gift and receive. We hope it will also be inspirational for anyone looking for travel-related gift ideas. And we’ve sourced some great discounts especially for BGTW members. Just log-in to…

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Recently published books by Guild members

The books listed in this post could make ideal gifts for keen travellers seeking inspiration for future journeys and experiences.

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Events (upcoming)

SEO and travel journalism

How Google can help you land commissions

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Awards

ITA 2020 finalists

The BGTW announced the finalists of the International Tourism Awards 2020 in a special online event, the BGTW Big Reveal, hosted by Guild members Jon Holmes and Sarah Lee with John Carter and Judith Chalmers. See the video here: The ITAs recognise excellence in tourism projects around the world, nominated by our members. Some projects…

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Awards

MEA 2020 finalists

The BGTW announced the finalists of the BGTW Members’ Excellence Awards 2020 in a special online event, the BGTW Big Reveal, hosted by Guild members Jon Holmes and Sarah Lee with John Carter and Judith Chalmers. See the video here: The BGTW Members’ Excellence Awards (MEAs) recognise the very best work of members in travel…

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Affordable gifts for travellers

Bearing in mind the ongoing uncertainty and fact that many people’s budgets are limited, the upper limit for items listed on this guide of affordable gifts for travellers was set at £35.

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About

Jumbo changes greet soar-away 70s!

Lift off into history: one of the last two Heathrow based BA 747s leaves Heathrow on its final flight in October 2020. (Courtesy: British Airways) With leisure travel leaping ahead, the ‘seventies saw the guild in the spotlight as never before. In the second of his series on the guild history, archivist John Ruler pinpoints…

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Zooms and books

Who’d heard of Zoom, Teams or GoToMeeting before March 2020? I think that most people in business have now heard of them and probably use them regularly. They’ve become a must have communication tool for a lot of organisations. A national club, of which I am a member, is using Zoom for committee meetings and…

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Portfolio

Eclectic and diverse Tblisi

Published in Anadolujet

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Portfolio

Ethiopian Airlines lands in Athens

Published in Selamnta magazine

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Events (upcoming)

BGTW Talks Travel webinar: Decolonising travel writing part 2

In July, the BGTW hosted a discussion about decolonising travel writing which explored the stereotypes, language and images that often permeate modern travel writing and photography, and why we should be addressing this as an industry. The next step: How to decolonise travel writing Now we’re taking the discussion to the next level by exploring…

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Photo Essay

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 organisations from the Global Travel Writers’ Alliance.

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CPD

Tips for commentary writing

The first rule about writing commentaries is that there are no rules. There are right and wrong ways of doing it, of course. And, on hearing a commentary, you’ll immediately know whether the writer has got it right – or, more obviously, wrong. But, because we all have different writing styles and quirks of vocabulary,…