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Black Balsam and Kremlin limos – snapshots of Riga

In December 2017, the British Guild of Travel Writers visited Riga and Sigulda, in Latvia. Here, Simon Willmore relives the first half of the trip, to the country’s capital: Having being buzzed in beyond an inconspicuous door, we stepped in … ..more

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On a wing and a prayer – Brexit threat to air travel

If the Government appears to be heading for a European divorce on a wing and a prayer, how apt is that metaphor when it comes to air travel post Brexit, says Roger Bray. The European Commission has confirmed that on the … ..more

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Another fine meze

On a culinary odyssey in Istanbul, Isabel Conway goes in search of the world’s finest kebab… Ottoman ruler Sultan Mehmet II did nothing by halves. A legendary gourmet with a penchant for indulging in lavish feasts prepared for himself, his … ..more

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Through the Lens of Nori Jemil

The BGTW Photographer of the Year 2017, Nori Jemil recalls some of her travels as she shares some of the stories behind the images in her winning portfolio. Panamanian festival Fiestas Patrias – Published in Rough Guides (December 2015) Travelling independently around … ..more

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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 – … ..more

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Marco Polo’s Favourite Island

Where better to take a holiday than Sri Lanka, where the locals are experts? The people of this tiny Ireland-sized island in the Indian Ocean enjoy a world-record 26 public holidays a year. In its favour is the climate: set … ..more

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Tomb of the unknown relative

As ceremonies to mark the centenary of the Great War continued, veteran Guild member John Ruler found a corner of a foreign field that revealed a distant family connection….. Two years ago I planted a Remembrance cross at the grave … ..more

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Season of mists

Think not of the songs of spring – to misquote Keats. The falling leaves are inspiration enough for the Guild’s Kerry Christiani. Capturing the splendour of the British countryside with her camera, she composed a hymn to Autumn….. We forget … ..more

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Images of Autumn

Each month, the British Guild of Travel Writers collates a selection of seasonal images taken by Guild members. Here is our… ..more

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Members’ News: Autumn 2017

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.56; October 2017 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Here we are with the latest news on what our members are up to… besides dreaming of possible fame and glory in this year’s Gala Awards … ..more

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Latest news

The Guild meets at least once a month and regularly hosts networking events, charity fundraisers, panel discussions and workshops. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

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