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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 –…