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Holidays that are fair for everyone

For many of us a week baking at the beach no longer cuts it. Today, hot on the heels of ecotourism and voluntourism, comes fair trade tourism. The fastest-growing sector of the tourism industry, fair trade travel started as a … ..more

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Better the devil you know?

All photos © A. Aleksandravicius It must be hard playing second fiddle to a bigger and on the surface more vibrant and appealing city. But often it is the smaller places which have more to offer and where you discover … ..more

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Eighty years on: Into the Nazis’ alpine lair

80 years after Hitler was given the mountainside retreat above the market town of Berchtesgaden for his fiftieth birthday, Heidi Fuller-love pays a chilling visit to Obersalzberg. Cars buzz along the busy main road to the Bavarian resort of Berchtesgaden … ..more

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Online Photography Exhibition: Festivals

Attending a festival and photographing at it has the potential to raise complex ethical issues. What should and what shouldn’t be recorded by photographers and shared publicly? ..more

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7 reasons to visit the Curonian Spit, Lithuania

Last September BGTW members Simon Willmore, Geoff Moore, Peter Rosenfeld and Julia Hammond explored the Lithuanian coast. ..more

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Year of Coasts and Waters 2020

As travel writers and / or photographers most Guild members have seen their fair share of this wide world. We all harbour our hidden spots, our wee corners we consider underrated. Stick with me but mine is home, Scotland’s epic … ..more

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The biggest travel trends of 2020

The UK’s top travel journalists, photographers and influencers reveal the trends they see developing in 2020 — plus a short list of where to go in 2020. Travel trends to expect in 2020 Sustainable travel will grow We’re all becoming … ..more

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Top gifts for travel enthusiasts

Here at the British Guild of Travel Writers we’ve scoured the Internet for some top gift suggestions for travel professionals and their families to both gift and receive. We hope it will also be inspirational for anyone looking for travel-related … ..more

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Leave politics out of it

Rebecca Hay shuns current governmental shenanigans to enjoy the wealth of history and nature in Europe’s richest country After PM  Boris Johnson’s much talked-about spat with his Luxembourg counterpart, I wasn’t sure what sort of welcome I would get when … ..more

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Online photography exhibition: People

Photographs of local folk help travellers form mental images of what to expect in a place. Quality photography is often a key factor in people deciding whether they’ll invest in travelling to a destination. ..more

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