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BGTW members gather for Xmas party

The great and the good (or, rather, simply anyone who had bothered to RSVP on time) of the Guild gathered in London for a Christmas do under the elongated shadow of Nelson’s ubiquitous column for the second year running. There … ..more

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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 … ..more

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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 … ..more

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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 … ..more

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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 … ..more

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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 … ..more

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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 … ..more

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Dervla Murphy honoured by BGTW

On International Women’s Day we are very proud to announce that the BGTW is celebrating Dervla Murphy by honouring her with a BGTW Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to travel writing. Dervla was nominated for this honour by BGTW … ..more

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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, … ..more

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BGTW appoints Simon Willmore as chairman

The British Guild of Travel Writers has elected Simon Willmore as its next chairman.  Joining Simon on the new Board, which takes up responsibility for running the Guild from 1 February 2019, will be Kathryn Liston as vice chairman, and … ..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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