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Members’ awards success

Two Guild members won recognition in this year’s AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) travel writing awards competition.  For his feature about “the extraordinary female free divers of South Korea” published in Suitcase Magazine,  Jonathan Thompson came second in the Travel … ..more

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Africa hand turns gaze on Britain

Brian Jackman’s golden prose has long created vivid images of the African bush. But h describes as his new book is a love letter to the British countryside – and a plea that its character should not be thrown away……… … ..more

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Travel photography show hosts summer party

It was a welcome return in August to Greenwich for our Summer Party which this year took place in the spacious surroundings of the Stockwell Street Gallery, temporary home to the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition (TPOTY), writes Gillian … ..more

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Yearbook light launched

With the generous support of ANTOR (the London based Association of Tourist Offices), the Guild has launched its new directory of members, dubbed “Yearbook Light”. As its description suggests, this is not the usual fat directory including a welter of … ..more

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Guild’s US awards triumph

A night of triumph for Guild members at the Visit USA Association’s Media Awards event at London’s St Ermin’s Hotel. Neil Murray was named Travel Writer of the Year for a portfolio of writing in Essentially America magazine, the Scottish … ..more

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Brian Jackman honoured

Long standing Guild member Brian Jackman has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to the understanding of African tourism. He is one of three members to receive awards from the African Travel and Tourism Association. The others are Sue Watt, … ..more

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How to research a novel

Claire Scobie describes the birth of her second book – and offers some tips for would-be novelists. The metal rattrap was large and sat on the cornice like an ornament. ‘What’s that for?’ I asked the Indian porter. ‘Rats,’ he … ..more

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Aaron’s Big Easy piece takes top honour

Guild member Aaron Millar is a winner in the US Travel Association and Brand USA’s 2017 IPW Travel Writer Awards competition, sponsored by CityPASS. Aaron picked up the award for the best article on last year’s IPW host city, New Orleans. … ..more

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Tourism Awards – we want your nominations

Have you been knocked out by a new museum or some other stunning tourist attraction? It’s time to put up candidates for this year’s prestigious BGTW Tourism Awards. Liz Gill ( is collating the 2017 nominations. Contact here to ensure … ..more

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Montezuma and Medical Rescue

A BGTW Evening on Travel Health Montezuma’s revenge, the trots, whichever your preferred euphemism – most of us have suffered from diarrhoea on the road. But have we received the correct treatment? The development of a revolutionary, laptop size device … ..more

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Latest news

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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