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Zambia Wildlife Experience

European Jews first came to Zambia, then Northern Rhodesia, at the end of the 19th century. Many settled in its then capital Livingstone. Early arrivals were pioneers looking for better economic opportunities; later they came as refugees fleeing Nazi persecution … ..more

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BGTW Talks Travel: What destinations are doing now

Our BGTW Talks Travel discussions are part of a series of online events to bring people together during these extraordinary times, and help our members and other travel professionals move forward. These events aim to connect and educate us for … ..more

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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 … ..more

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Coronavirus support for businesses

Well who would have thought that we would be living in such a difficult time, both personal and professionally, just a few weeks ago. It is of course, unprecedented in living memory. There have been comparisons that the last time … ..more

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A brush with the Russian military

We had been hoping to meet ‘real’ Russians, but had not bargained on Dimitry. I guess no one really bargains on guys like Dimitry, but there he was, all six feet of him, lurching around in his army fatigues, a … ..more

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Guernica, Eighty Years Later: An Anniversary of a Tragedy

‘Celebrate’ would be an inappropriate word to choose, but on 26th April every year the Basque town of Guernica marks the anniversary of a shocking event that thrust it unwillingly onto the world stage – and subsequently inspired one of … ..more

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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 … ..more

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Travel: the unclear shape of things to come

What will the world of travel look like when the COVID-19 crisis is over, wonders Roger Bray? How many travel companies will survive the economic storm? And how will those that are left persuade anxious consumers to stump up money … ..more

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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 … ..more

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A message from the BGTW Board

The BGTW board responds to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on travel Travel is changing in ways that were unimaginable just a few weeks ago because of coronavirus. Every day brings more news of the drastic changes to the … ..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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