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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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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 announces winners at gala dinner

BGTW revealed top international tourism projects for 2019 in its International Tourism Awards and announced the best travel writers, photographers, bloggers and broadcasters at the Members’ Excellence Awards. An illustrious group of travel industry experts, destinations, journalists and content creators … ..more

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ITA Finalists 2019: CWGC

The BGTW International Tourism Awards (the ITAs) is the prestigious awards scheme that recognises the best tourism projects in three categories: UK and Ireland, Europe, and the Wider World. The ITAs are nominated by members of the Guild, discovered on … ..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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