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BBC World News features Chris Coe’s TPOTY

BGTW member, Chris Coe, has over the last 12 years built his Travel Photographer of the Year competition into one which is now recognised the world over, with entrants from more the 100 countries. The winning images for the 2014 competition … ..more

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Members News: Summer 2015

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.50; August 2015 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE This has been an exciting, productive and fun-filled spring/summer season for the 270-member British Guild of Travel Writers. Our 2015-2016 Yearbook – considered the bible of … ..more

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Kew for a party – The BGTW celebrates summer in the gardens

The Guild held its annual summer party at Kew Gardens. Neil Taylor reports: Travel writers are well used to exaggeration, both in what they read in press releases and therefore perhaps in what they subsequently write. “Magnificent” “outstanding” and “unique” … ..more

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TPOTY – all roads lead to Kensington

I’ve been entering the annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition since about 2005 and I’ve noticed how the quality of entries and winners has risen in that time. There are plenty of photo competitions out there, some with bigger … ..more

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How to define travel writing?

Does “magical journalism qualify? Is it acceptable to polish quotes and embellish accounts of experiences order to convey a deeper truth –  or are facts absolute and sacred? Rosemary Bailey has kicked off debate with a searching essay for the Royal … ..more

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BGTW Tea Time with Dragonfly Teas

BGTW‬ member Tim Locke managed the fascinating Brewed with a View tea promotion project involving some British Guild of Travel Writers members in conjunction with Dragonfly teas. Members were asked to provide travel pieces on places inspired by qualities of and stories … ..more

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Jonathan Thompson lifts USA award

Congratulations to BGTW member Jonathan Thompson (pictured in the centre, with Jonathan Sloan of Hills Balfour on the left and Philip Jones, CEO of Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau), who won an award for Best Regional Newspaper Travel Feature at … ..more

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Letter from Cyprus

The first of an occasional series by Guild members based outside the UK. There’s  no need for the Greek crisis to ruin travellers’ anticipation of holidays there, says Carole French. She’s seen it all before…… The threat that Greece may default … ..more

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Inside the Travel Lab recognised on list of top Travel Blogs

Congratulations to member Abigail King, whose blog Inside the Travel Lab was recently named as one of the best Travel Writing Sites!

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Emma O’Reilly launches new blog

Travel Writer and Editor, Emma O’Reilly, has launched an exciting new blog at, based around her travels both with and without her husband and two children. Emma says ‘I want to inform and entertain people, rather than just presenting a … ..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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