The BGTW Awards

2017 Gala Awards Dinner sponsored by Sri Lanka Tourism

The BGTW Gala Awards Dinner – this year celebrating its 20th anniversary – is the annual  highlight of the travel industry calendar.

Always held on the eve of World Travel Market, it provides the first opportunity for around 340 ambassadors, ministers of state, travel & tourism CEOs and their top executives, PRs and key travel editors, journalists and bloggers, to get together and network as they arrive in London for a busy few days.

Dancers at the 2015 Gala Awards, sponsored by the Development Foundation of Armenia.

It’s a Black Tie event that starts with a champagne reception before moving into the ultra glamorous surroundings of the Savoy’s Lancaster Room for the dinner and awards.

How to buy tickets

This year’s event is on Sunday evening, 4th November 2018. Tickets are sold individually or by table through the BGTW Secretariat or online. Prices have not changed from last year.

The awards themselves

We give out two sets of awards: the Tourism Awards and the Members’ Awards.

Those for the travel trade are sponsored and judged by the Guild, while those recognising the journalistic work of members are sponsored and judged by the travel trade.

New Orleans jazz in 2014, sponsored by Louisiana and Brand USA


Latest news

The Guild meets at least once a month and regularly hosts networking events, charity fundraisers, panel discussions and workshops. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

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