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Photo Essay

Online photography exhibition: People

People, it’s said, make places.

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Portfolio

Selamnta

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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,…

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Guild member portfolios

The British Guild of Travel Writers has approximately 250 members across a range of specialisms. Here’s a look at some of our members’ portfolios.

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Is now a good time to start a new business?

We’re now in the seventh month of the Coronavirus pandemic, and as we slip into autumn, am I the only one that thinks that time has passed really quickly? In years to come I wonder how we will look back at these few months; some of us with good memories, some bad and everything in…

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History

The BGTW in the Sixties

2020 was meant to herald a year of celebration. A time to fly the flag for reaching our 60th anniversary and an even brighter future. Now, crushed by the cruelty of Covid-19, the Guild looks fearfully into the unknown, facing tourism in all its shapes and sizes. Which is not all that dissimilar to the…

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No slow down in lockdown: New BGTW members

At the BGTW EGM this week, former Guild Chair Mary Moore Mason made the very valid point that it was hard to keep track of the people had joined the Guild during lockdown, because we hadn’t had the chance to meet them properly at a social event. This list answers that question! These are all…

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Travel photographers among the Guild membership

The Guild counts several experienced travel photographers among its membership. If you’re interested in commissioning photography, interviewing a travel photographer about their profession or working with one of our members in other ways, you may be interested in talking to one of our members featured in this post.   Chris Coe Chris Coe is a…

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Coronavirus – Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

We’re all struggling with coming out of lockdown, some more than others I suppose. Unfortunately, the travel industry seems to be the hardest hit, and it will no doubt take several years before we see anything like a pre-pandemic holiday industry. At least UK tourism should receive a boost from those not travelling abroad; let’s…

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Podcasters among the Guild membership

Listening to podcasts can prove an effective way of learning about destinations and travel-related topics. The medium provides experts and people with local knowledge a platform to speak and share their insights and experience.

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Events (upcoming)

BGTW Talks Travel webinar: Pitching and filing like a pro

Right now, it feels like it’s never been more important to get your pitch game up to scratch. From what makes a good pitch to why your idea doesn’t get a reply, and the rules of ‘chasing’/following up to bringing up the ‘ouch’ question of rates, this frank debate with four top UK travel editors…

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Guild press trip to Latvia

Six Guild members travelled to Latvia on 12 August to participate in a five-day press trip whose focus was the country’s Latgale region.

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Summer Economic Statement

As we continue in these strange and uncertain times, it certainly feels like ‘Groundhog Day’ for many of us still working from home. Holidays seem a distant memory, although I’m optimistic for a staycation, so I’ll be doing my bit for the UK economy. Many of the measures announced by The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, in…

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Travel bloggers among the Guild membership

The British Guild of Travel Writers has several travel bloggers among our 250-strong membership. Some of those are full-time bloggers, others combine blogging with other specialisms, including feature writing, photography and videography.