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Top tips for travel in 2021 and beyond

Looking for inspiration for places to visit in the UK and further afield? The British Guild of Travel Writers has curated a selection of tourism projects, destinations and visitor attractions nominated for a ‘BGTW International Tourism Award’ during 2020. Let the journey begin:

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Living the Past

The world and society we live in have been shaped by the past, through victory and defeat, stories learned by the living through the dead. Travel gives us the privilege of experiencing the past and histories outside textbooks, the opportunity for us to see, to question and to broaden our understanding of what makes us.…

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Out and About

As the world slowly learns to live with the reality which the pandemic has left us, it is anticipated that many travellers will be looking to be outdoors and enjoy the natural world in more ways than ever. Here are just a few suggestions from the finalists in the BGTW International Tourism Awards 2020 for…

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Urban Discoveries

City breaks might feel a little different these days, the bustling atmosphere has been replaced by the tentative social chatter of social distancing and the muffled conversations in masks. So we can’t go back to experiencing city breaks like we used to, but many of the urban centres are creating new attractions and experiences for…

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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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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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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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International Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the British Guild of Travel Writers 2019 International Tourism Awards (ITA) have been announced. The ITA scheme recognises excellence in tourism projects in three categories: ‘UK and Ireland’, ‘Europe’, and ‘Wider World’. Guild members nominated projects that have opened, or started, within the last three years and which they believe deserve wider…

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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…