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One year on: The best things to do in Charleston, SC

We discovered historic buildings, cobblestoned streets, Gothic churches, a thriving foodie scene and a heritage that combines its antebellum status… ..more

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The BGTW goes to Charleston

Charleston has been named the U.S.’s number one favourite city for the sixth year in a row. It’s known for its Southern charm and now has direct British Airways flights from Heathrow (the only direct flight between Europe and the … ..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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Cumbria Forum on Sustainability in Tourism

Surrounded by the lush countryside of the Lake District, it is easy to forget that climate change is a burning issue worldwide. Yet the Cumbria Forum on Sustainable Tourism, at the Cedar Manor Hotel in Windermere, inspired Guild members that … ..more

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25 years of Essentially America – and of Mary Moore Mason as editor

Mary Moore Mason, BGTW member and former chair, was congratulated for her 25 years as editor of Essentially America magazine at a London event, attended by 40-some UK travel industry leaders, on 31 January. USA-based colleague Larry Cohen told the group, … ..more

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Leonardo da Vinci on display across the United Kingdom

Twelve museums and art galleries across the United Kingdom are simultaneously hosting Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing until 6 May 2019. The distributed exhibition of 144 drawings from the Royal Collection Trust is being held to mark 500 … ..more

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#thetimbuktwo – Follow the Journey

BGTW member Nick Redmayne and Eugene Costello are raising money for NUJ Extra and the Journalists’ Charity plus the British Heart Foundation by driving from the UK to Bamako, Mali. To learn more, see: gofundme.com/uk-to-timbuktu-by-road-challenge

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BGTW appoints Simon Willmore as chairman

The British Guild of Travel Writers has elected Simon Willmore as its next chairman.  Joining Simon on the new Board, which takes up responsibility for running the Guild from 1 February 2019, will be Kathryn Liston as vice chairman, and … ..more

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Tourism and journalism excellence recognised at BGTW Awards 2018

Adrian Phillips, managing director of BRADT Travel Guides, has been named ‘BGTW Travel Writer of the Year’ at the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Annual Gala Awards Dinner held at The Savoy in central London on 4 November. The event, … ..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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