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ITA Finalists 2019: Walthamstow Wetlands

Where: Tottenham, London  walthamstowwetlands.com  Twitter: @E17Wetlands @WeLoveE17Marsh  Instagram: @walthamstowwetlands  Facebook: @walthamstowWetlands  #WalthamstowWetlands  Nominated by: Liz Gill  What makes it great: The extraordinary appeal of Walthamstow Wetlands is not just what it is, a 211-hectare nature reserve and Site of Special … ..more

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ITA Finalists 2019: V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum

Where: Dundee  vam.ac.uk/dundee  Twitter: @VADundee @DiscoveryDundee @dundeecity  Instagram: @VADundee  Facebook: @VADundee  Nominated by: Robin McKelvie  What makes it great: The new V&A Dundee is that rare thing in travel, a startling architectural wonder that has instantly been feted from all … ..more

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ITA Finalists 2019: Britain’s Muslim Heritage Trails

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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Members’ Excellence Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the 2019 BGTW Members’ Excellence Awards have been announced! The winners are announced at the BGTW Annual Gala Awards Dinner, at The Savoy hotel in central London at the start of November – see bgtw.org/gala for details. … ..more

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International Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the British Guild of Travel Writers 2019 International Tourism Awards (ITA) have been announced. The ITA scheme recognises excellence in tourism projects in three categories: ‘UK and Ireland’, ‘Europe’, and ‘Wider World’. Guild members nominated projects that … ..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 talks on TRT World

I was invited to talk on a travel panel recently by TRT World – the ‘World Service’ of the Turkish Broadcasting Corporation – facilitated by Rob from the BGTW Secretariat. ..more

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Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Business Survey highlights good weather was a major concern

The results of MHA Larking Gowen’s fourteenth Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Business Survey have just been published. High on the list of challenges was the weather in 2018! The weather played a big part in the trading results for a … ..more

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