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Grapes and Golf

A South African style wine experience is planned in West Sussex. Peter Jolly investigates………… Some of the finest wine estates…

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Pigs in court

Isabel Conway hears tales of the unexpected – and downright bizarre – on an arts and crafts tour of Chateauvillain…

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Mullet and magic dust – a French cookery course

Lisa Gerard-Sharp makes art of red mullet at a culinary Hogwarts in Reims “Eat with your eyes – throw powder…

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Right said Fred, time to hit the bubbly – BGTW AGM Champagne 2017

Mike Pedley explores Champagne’s terroirs and cellars The Avenue de Champagne in Epernay is no ordinary street. Its kilometre-long strip…

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Reims and Troyes: A tale of two cities – BGTW AGM Champagne 2017

On first acquaintance, says Roger Bray, Reims and Troyes appear to be chalk and cheese. The former is solidly mature…

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Members’ News: Winter 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.54; December 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE It’s been another busy quarter for…

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BGTW Gala Awards Dinner 2016 hits high notes

With the unveiling of top tourism honours for a new railway, a project to connect the horrors of the Great…

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Final countdown to the BGTW Gala Awards Dinner 2016

The final countdown has begun to the travel event of the year. Though the two go together like airports and…

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Members’ News: Summer 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.53; August 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE I spend a lot of my…

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Members News: Spring 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.52; April 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE This first quarter of 2016 has…

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The other side of Tenerife – AGM 2016

This year the British Guild of Travel Writers held its Annual General Meeting in Tenerife. From paragliding to whale watching,…

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A view from the inside – Tenerife AGM 2016

Not long to go until the Guild’s AGM in Tenerife. Andrea Montgomery, who lives there, provides a snapshot from the…

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BGTW Tourism Awards – Best Wider World Tourism Projects 2015

Best Wider World Tourism Award: Túcume Museum, Peru (Hilary Bradt). It highlights a relatively unknown civilisation that flourished in northern Peru from about…

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BGTW Tourism Awards – Best European Tourism Projects 2015

The Best European Tourism Award went to the replica Caverne Pont d’Arc  (nominated by BGTW members Mary Anne Evans and John Malathronas). It opened in Ardèche,…

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BGTW Tourism Awards – Best UK Tourism Projects 2015

The winner of the UK Tourism Awards is Lincoln Castle Revealed & Magna Carta Vault (nominated by BGTW member Gillian Thornton). Founded by…

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Best in Class: BGTW Members’ Awards Winners

The cream of  travel writing and photography was celebrated with the unveiling of the British Guild of Travel Writers’ 2016 Members’ Awards on…

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Armenian surprises at Guild Savoy Awards Dinner

It’s not every evening you’re entertained by a top Armenian jazz musician on the empty wine bottle and tea tray.…

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How to break into travel writing

Why did I want to write a book? To be honest, I didn’t. Travel features are what I do but…

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How to write a great travel blog post

Some of the greatest writers I know have blogs that hardly anyone reads. They may write stupendous prose, they have…