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Dresden through the lens

Stuart Forster presents images of the German city and explains why he still travels with a backpack full of camera gear: Travel photography is one of my passions in life. I love travelling with a camera, capturing scenes depicting the … ..more

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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 1100AD until the Conquest of the Incas. Its members built huge pyramids and produced extraordinarily intricate artwork. In the past, … ..more

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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, France earlier in 2015. Taking a one hour guided tour along a raised walkway, visitors can see reproductions of 36,000 year … ..more

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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 William the Conqueror and home to one of the four surviving copies of Magna Carta, the revitalised castle and its … ..more

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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 the eve of World Travel Market. As usual they were judged by an independent panel of travel professionals from whom … ..more

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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. But then there was much unexpected about this year’s British Guild of Travel Writers’ Awards Dinner at London’s Savoy Hotel – … ..more

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Head in the clouds at Buddhism Central

In a former Raj hill station, Tim Bird mingles with Tibetan exiles and seekers of Nirvana: Typical. I decide to visit the home of the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala in the Indian foothills of the Himalayas and he just happens … ..more

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Turning Fact into Fiction into the Amazon

Luke Waterson on Some of the Challenges Posed When Writing About the Amazon Basin – as a travel writer and as a novelist At school we might have drawn pictures of how we imagined it, or studied its decline in … ..more

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Isle of Gannets

The island of Bonaventure is home to one of the world’s great gannet colonies. Roger Bray went to visit: The gannet, to my mind, is the most majestic of seabirds. I have sat watching them through binoculars from a lonely … ..more

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Swaledale – in search of Booze

Tim Bird finds England’s fastest flowing river and the valley that takes its name are the perfect setting for active but leisurely paced holidays. Finns are known for their fondness for the hard stuff, but that’s got nothing to do with … ..more

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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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