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BGTW members named in USA travel awards

The BGTW is delighted to recognise our members who have been named as both finalists and winners in the Visit USA Media Awards 2020! The awards celebrate the year’s finest writing on travel to, in and around the USA. The BGTW journalists distinguished themselves in regional, national, consumer and online publications. Congratulations to all of…

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My new novella

I have travelled extensively during my 26 years as a journalist, with and without my son. I’ve presented and produced award-winning TV, radio and print journalism and been rewarded with a lifetime of adventure and experiences, meeting interesting and unique people. I’ve even won some awards.   I have written so many articles and produced so many…

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12 top travel journalists unite to say: We love cruise

Twelve British travel writers have come together to produce a five-minute video explaining why they love cruises. The journalists, all working from home in lockdown, decided to act after being dismayed by unbalanced and inaccurate coverage of the industry over the handling of coronavirus cases during the pandemic. All cruise lines have been forced to…

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Saint Lucia launches first podcast

BGTW members Jon Holmes and Antonia Windsor announce armchair guide to help listeners take their mind off the current situation with a virtual holiday in the Caribbean. We might all be in temporary lockdown, but the world is still out there! Let Jon and Antonia inspire you for when it’s all over by taking your…

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Geoff Moore featured in local news

After working on this travel story for nearly eight years I ended up making the news myself at the launch of the new schedule passenger helicopter service between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Back in 2012 the former passenger helicopter ferry service to the islands was run by British International Helicopters but that ended…

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BGTW’s Mason wins prestigious Travel South USA award

Mary Moore Mason, editor of Essentially America magazine, was this week given a prestigious Travel South Ambassador Award for her media contribution to America’s 11 Southern States. It was presented by Travel South’s CEO Liz Bittner and board member Wit Tuttell at the organizations annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri on December 3.  Essentially America, the only…

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BGTW’s Juliet Rix wins a 2019 Caribbean Travel Media Award

Guild member Juliet Rix, an award-winning national journalist, editor and broadcaster, has won the Best National Newspaper Award in the Caribbean Travel Media Awards for her inspiring coverage of Dominica two years after the devastation of Hurricane Irma. The awards are run by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Juliet’s article was published in The Telegraph,…

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BGTW members dominate Travel Media Awards shortlist

Hilary Bradt honoured with Special Contribution Award The Travel Media Awards, in association with Malta Tourism Authority, is proud to announce that Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides, will be presented with a prestigious Special Contribution Award at the Travel Media Awards 2019. The Guild also has several members feature in the TMA shortlist,…

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Two wins at Visit USA awards for outstanding contribution and best feature

Ex-Guild chair Mary Moore Mason won the USA Association’s coveted Contribution to the Industry Award as Editorial Director of Essentially America at the Visit USA Association Media Awards ceremony on 1 July. Jonathan Thompson also won the General Consumer Magazine Feature for his piece in Tatler. The event, held at the St Ermin’s Hotel in…

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Sue Watt wins at Atta Media Awards

The winners of the 2019 Atta Media Awards were announced at the Campfire Tales event on the 26th June and BGTW member Sue Watt won the Best Wildlife & Nature Feature (Newspaper) award for her piece Zimbabwe: From Victoria Falls to the big five – all aboard the safari express published in The Times. TV personality and motorbike-enthusiast, Charley…

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BGTW member talks on TRT World

I was invited to talk on a travel panel recently by TRT World – the ‘World Service’ of the Turkish Broadcasting Corporation – facilitated by Rob from the BGTW Secretariat.

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BGTW member Hilary Bradt honoured by LATA

BGTW is delighted to congratulate longtime member Hilary Bradt MBE, co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides, for being inducted into the Latin American Travel Association (LATA) Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the House of Commons and is an honour awarded to key British figures who have contributed significantly to the image of Latin…

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25 years of Essentially America – and of Mary Moore Mason as editor

Mary Moore Mason, BGTW member and former chair, was congratulated for her 25 years as editor of Essentially America magazine at a London event, attended by 40-some UK travel industry leaders, on 31 January. USA-based colleague Larry Cohen told the group, meeting in a private room in Notting Hill’s Walmer Castle pub, that Mary Moore and…

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In the spotlight: Geoff Moore’s insider view of travel blogging

Here’s a video view of some of the exploits and work of a typical travel blogger these days, from Geoff Moore  a travel photographer-turned-blogger whom now is more often seen shooting video along with his stills as well as writing these days. Being multi-skilled is certainly an advantage in the current world of media; video…

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Guild members win top awards

Adrian Phillips was named Consumer Writer of the Year in the 2018  Travel Media Awards while Jonathan Thompson took top honours for Regional Publication Feature of the Year for his article “Make mine a Scottish mini break” in Metro. An in the latest annual AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) travel writing awards, Kerry Christiani…