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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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BGTW Talks Travel: Decolonising travel writing

On Tuesday 15 July, BGTW member Meera Dattani hosted a panel of expert writers and academics to discuss ‘decolonising travel writing’.

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All aboard for a year of train travel

On 17 February, members of the British Guild of Travel Writers gathered at The Vestry in Farringdon, a Stay In A Pub venue, to listen to talks about the future of rail travel. Stay in a Pub offers more than 1,700 boutique pubs with bedrooms, traditional inns and affordable accommodation across the UK. It was…

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BGTW visit to Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol

Images © Heather Cowper heatheronhertravels.com unless stated On 18 January, members of the British Guild of Travel Writers met local friends in Bristol for a visit of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s breathtaking brainchild: the SS Great Britain. The day started with coffee and a meeting with the SS Great Britain marketing team, Dominic Rowe and Patsy…

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BGTW members gather for Xmas party

The great and the good (or, rather, simply anyone who had bothered to RSVP on time) of the Guild gathered in London for a Christmas do under the elongated shadow of Nelson’s ubiquitous column for the second year running. There are few certainties in the life of a travel writer (editors never return your emails,…

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The BGTW goes to Charleston

Charleston has been named the U.S.’s number one favourite city for the sixth year in a row. It’s known for its Southern charm and now has direct British Airways flights from Heathrow (the only direct flight between Europe and the city!). So it’s only fitting that Charleston this week will enjoy a British invasion from…

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Buses, Boats and Banquets: BGTW Summer Party

What a ‘Holy Trinity’ of delight. An alliterative, three-in-one offering for our summer party in Old London Town. ‘Buses, Boats and Banquets,’ was the billing, with bridges and beer from Belgium added on. First up was Banqueting House. In Whitehall, no less. Forget Downing Street opposite, and all the political shenanigans that are turning the nation…

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Guild directory launched in style

On Tuesday night the British Guild of Travel Writers held its launch party to celebrate the publication of the BGTW Directory 2018-2019. The glamorous venue for the event was London’s new Proud Embankment nightclub, close by the Thames (and practically next door to the familiar home of the BGTW’s annual Awards Dinner, The Savoy). The…

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The Guild holds ‘First Steps to Starting a Blog’ event

In October, the British Guild of Travel Writers held a members’ event about blogging at The Chesterfield Mayfair hotel, London. Board member Susan Schwartz and BGTW Chairman Alastair McKenzie presented to the attendees a discussion of choosing the right platform, finding your niche and setting the tone of voice. Susan writes: “I was pleased to…

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Yearbook light launched in style

With the generous support of ANTOR (the London based Association of Tourist Offices), the Guild has launched its new directory of members, dubbed “Yearbook Light”. As its description suggests, this is not the usual fat directory including a welter of industry information. At a launch in London, chair Alastair McKenzie explained the slimmed down version…

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Behind the scenes at Gatwick Airport

Guild members were invited to Gatwick Airport recently to catch up on the latest developments, including their big terminal switch when the major airlines operating from Gatwick – BA, easyJet & Virgin Atlantic – swapped terminals over a 72 hour period. One key area on the tour was to the luggage handling areas at both…

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A night in the pub

Neil Taylor reports on the Guild’s March social evening: Staying in a pub seems such an obvious thing to do that it is amazing, as Guild members discovered at our function on March 16, that the website www.stayinapub.co.uk was only registered two years ago when the Company started. We were hosted that evening at The…