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Affordable gifts for travellers

Bearing in mind the ongoing uncertainty and fact that many people’s budgets are limited, the upper limit for items listed on this guide of affordable gifts for travellers was set at £35.

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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 in advance again for expensive holidays? We may not have to wait too long for…

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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 business, the experience of travellers, how and where we can go, and the precautions we…

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Cumbria Forum on Sustainability in Tourism

Surrounded by the lush countryside of the Lake District, it is easy to forget that climate change is a burning issue worldwide. Yet the Cumbria Forum on Sustainable Tourism, at the Cedar Manor Hotel in Windermere, inspired Guild members that that these global issues are real and already having an impact on our lives. Global…

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Leonardo da Vinci on display across the United Kingdom

Twelve museums and art galleries across the United Kingdom are simultaneously hosting Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing until 6 May 2019. The distributed exhibition of 144 drawings from the Royal Collection Trust is being held to mark 500 years since the death of the Renaissance genius. The drawings that now form part of…

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#thetimbuktwo – Follow the Journey

BGTW member Nick Redmayne and Eugene Costello are raising money for NUJ Extra and the Journalists’ Charity plus the British Heart Foundation by driving from the UK to Bamako, Mali. To learn more, see: gofundme.com/uk-to-timbuktu-by-road-challenge

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Unexpected Revelations – a day in St Albans

Despite being just 19 minutes by train from London-St Pancras, the buzzing market town of St Albans is one of southeast England’s best kept secrets, writes Gillian Thornton. It was certainly a revelation to the group of BGTW members who enjoyed a day recently hosted by St Albans Tourism and its partners. Starting point was…

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Wilde Success

Three Guild members were winners at this year’s France Travel Media Awards (FTMA), held at Carousel in Marylebone on Tuesday 27 February.

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Monarch – the fall out

The collapse of Monarch Airlines has yet again thrown a spotlight on the disparity of protection between package holidaymakers and those who just buy scheduled airline tickets, writes Roger Bray. Under the Civil Aviation Authority’s longstanding ATOL umbrella the former are repatriated, and reimbursed if they have booked but are yet to depart. The latter…

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Travel photography show hosts summer party

It was a welcome return in August to Greenwich for our Summer Party which this year took place in the spacious surroundings of the Stockwell Street Gallery, temporary home to the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition (TPOTY), writes Gillian Thornton. After a summer of uncertain weather, we were blessed with a blue sky afternoon…

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Tourism Awards – we want your nominations

Have you been knocked out by a new museum or some other stunning tourist attraction? It’s time to put up candidates for this year’s prestigious BGTW Tourism Awards. Liz Gill ( lizgill@talk21.com) is collating the 2017 nominations. Contact here to ensure a colleague hasn’t already bagged your choice. And remember – if your nomination makes it…

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Montezuma and Medical Rescue

A BGTW Evening on Travel Health Montezuma’s revenge, the trots, whichever your preferred euphemism – most of us have suffered from diarrhoea on the road. But have we received the correct treatment? The development of a revolutionary, laptop size device promises to make diagnosis faster and more accurate. On Wednesday evening, Dr. Richard Dawood, Medical…

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Video: AGM 2017 in La Champagne, France

Here are some video highlights from our recent trip to the Champagne region of France for this year’s British Guild of Travel Writers AGM. Merci beaucoup La Champagne & L’Ardenne!

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Theatre gets Guild award

The BGTW Tourism Awards are much sought after. John Ruler presented one that suggests the Entente Cordiale might survive even the hardest of Brexits……. All the world’s a stage  – as Shakespeare famously wrote – and one man in his time plays many parts. Which in my case meant handing over a guild Certificate of…