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Black Lemur Camp receives BGTW ITA award

Madagascar’s Black Lemur Camp, winner of the BGTW International Tourism Awards – Best Wider World Tourism Project, has been presented with its certificate to the delight of its staff. Hilary Bradt MBE, who nominated the Black Lemur Camp, said: “I’ve had such a rewarding time nominating small, grass-roots projects for the BGTW International Tourism Awards!…

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BGTW announces winners at gala dinner

BGTW revealed top international tourism projects for 2019 in its International Tourism Awards and announced the best travel writers, photographers, bloggers and broadcasters at the Members’ Excellence Awards. An illustrious group of travel industry experts, destinations, journalists and content creators gathered at The Savoy hotel in London on Sunday 3 November 2019 to celebrate the…

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ITA Finalists 2019: CWGC

The BGTW International Tourism Awards (the ITAs) is the prestigious awards scheme that recognises the best tourism projects in three categories: UK and Ireland, Europe, and the Wider World. The ITAs are nominated by members of the Guild, discovered on their travels throughout the year. The BGTW membership then votes on the top winners in…

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ITA Finalists 2019: Walthamstow Wetlands

Where: Tottenham, London  walthamstowwetlands.com  Twitter: @E17Wetlands @WeLoveE17Marsh  Instagram: @walthamstowwetlands  Facebook: @walthamstowWetlands  #WalthamstowWetlands  Nominated by: Liz Gill  What makes it great: The extraordinary appeal of Walthamstow Wetlands is not just what it is, a 211-hectare nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest, but where it is, just 15 minutes from the centre of London and…

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ITA Finalists 2019: V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum

Where: Dundee  vam.ac.uk/dundee  Twitter: @VADundee @DiscoveryDundee @dundeecity  Instagram: @VADundee  Facebook: @VADundee  Nominated by: Robin McKelvie  What makes it great: The new V&A Dundee is that rare thing in travel, a startling architectural wonder that has instantly been feted from all quarters, from the high heid yins of Scottish culture, to the passionately proud Dundonians who…

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ITA Finalists 2019: Britain’s Muslim Heritage Trails

The BGTW International Tourism Awards (the ITAs) is the prestigious awards scheme that recognises the best tourism projects in three categories: UK and Ireland, Europe, and the Wider World. The ITAs are nominated by members of the Guild, discovered on their travels throughout the year. The BGTW membership then votes on the top winners in…

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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. The finalists are: Best UK Travel Feature James Stewart (Twitter: @itsjamesstewart) for ‘Who ordered the…

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Four Guild members shortlisted for Atta Media Awards

British Guild of Travel Writers members Petra Shepherd, Sue Watt, Emma Gregg and Nigel Tisdall have all been shortlisted for this year’s Atta Media Awards. The shortlist for the categories our members are competing in as follows: 1. Best Travel Trade Article Head in the Clouds – Laura French – Travel WeeklyGame On – Lisa…

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Dervla Murphy honoured by BGTW

On International Women’s Day we are very proud to announce that the BGTW is celebrating Dervla Murphy by honouring her with a BGTW Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to travel writing. Dervla was nominated for this honour by BGTW member Hilary Bradt, who said of her career:  “Dervla is the real thing. In an…

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Tourism and journalism excellence recognised at BGTW Awards 2018

Adrian Phillips, managing director of Bradt Travel Guides, has been named ‘BGTW Travel Writer of the Year’ at the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Annual Gala Awards Dinner held at The Savoy in central London on 4 November. The event, sponsored by the Balearic Islands Tourist Board (comprising Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) and celebrating its…

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BGTW Tourism Awards 2018 finalists announced

A museum about Brunel in Bristol, a tank museum in France, and a civil rights trail in the USA are just three of the finalists in the British Guild of Travel Writers Tourism Awards 2018. The awards scheme, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, recognises new tourism initiatives in three categories: UK, European, and Wider…

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Raffle raises £5000 for Joliba Trust

With such a mouthwatering array of prizes up for grabs it’s small wonder that guests and BGTW members stumped up a total of £5000 for this year’s gala awards dinner charity, the Joliba Trust. Joliba began with an £80 loan by founder Caroline Hart to the Dogon village of Tirelli in Mali, to buy onion…

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Top Tourism Awards for Devon, Denmark and Ecuador

The British Guild of Travel Writers’ annual tourism awards were announced last night on the eve of World Travel Market. The new Dartmoor Artisan Trail in Devon, England won in the UK & Ireland category; The Experience Centre at Kongernes Jelling (Home of the Viking Kings) in Denmark took top honours in the European category,…

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Aaron Millar named BGTW Travel Writer of the Year

Seven others receive top awards at the Gala Savoy Dinner Aaron Millar, who divides his time between the UK and Colorado, was named the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Travel Writer of the Year at the Guild’s gala annual November 5 Awards Dinner in London’s Savoy Hotel. The award, sponsored by Travel PR, paid tribute…

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Drums, dancers and a BGTW dinner to savour

Sri Lankan drummers and dancers and a candle lighting ceremony greeted over 300 guests and members at the BGTW’s glittering annual Awards Dinner at London’s Savoy Hotel on the eve of this year’s World Travel Market. Now at peace – and making giant strides in the tourist market after two decades of civil war –…