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Members’ News: Spring 2017

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.55; May 2017 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE   It’s an interesting time for commissioning editors and travel writers alike. There has always been ‘churn’. Destinations & travel styles open up and come into fashion all the time, while others recede or fall off the map. Over the years…

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Guild members scoop Dutch awards

Four Guild members won recognition in the 2017 Holland Press Awards organised by the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions. Here they all are, pictured with their awards and members of staff from Holland.com: Carol Wright won the Outstanding Article of the Year Award for a ten-page feature on Amsterdam in the Golden Age, published…

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Stuart Forster scoops a British Annual Canada Travel Award

BGTW member Stuart Forster was presented with the British Annual Canada Travel Award for Best Online Coverage at an event at Canada House on Trafalgar Square in London. The 27th edition of the prestigious awards ceremony, widely known as the BACTAs, was held on 23 February 2017. Stuart was awarded the BACTA for the feature…

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In the Spotlight – Simon Willmore

What made you start travel writing? I was living in Grenoble, France, to complete my Master’s – weirdly enough, in engineering. One day, I just realised that I had so many experiences to share that I started writing – as a Brit in France, some of the cultural differences are mind-boggling despite the two countries…

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#100DaysWild, a celebration of British summer wildlife

I love summer in Britain – but I also I hate it. Our country’s wildlife is at its most varied and most bounteous – but the quandary is that there is simply not enough time to see it all. May, for example, is the month that refuses to wait. What blooms or sings one week…

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Members News: Winter 2015

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.51; December 2015 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE The autumn and early winter of 2015 have been a bonus awards season for BGTW members. Andy Jarosz was named Travel Writer of the Year at the German Tourism Awards event; Emma Gregg was feted as the Travel Blogger of the…

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In the Spotlight – Rob Goss

When and why did you join the Guild? I joined in October this year. I live in Japan most of the year and in a professional sense I feel a bit isolated here from other people who make a living writing in English. Joining the Guild will hopefully help me get to know some other writers and might…