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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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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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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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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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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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