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Unexpected Revelations – a day in St Albans

Despite being just 19 minutes by train from London-St Pancras, the buzzing market town of St Albans is one of southeast England’s best kept secrets, writes Gillian Thornton. It was certainly a revelation to the group of BGTW members who … ..more

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BGTW Tourism Awards 2018 finalists announced

A museum about Brunel in Bristol, a tank museum in France, and a civil rights trail in the USA are just three of the finalists in the British Guild of Travel Writers Tourism Awards 2018. The awards scheme, celebrating its … ..more

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Travel writers celebrate historic collaboration

A new collaboration has been announced that will strengthen ties and develop international co-operation between professional travel writers from Great Britain, Australia and North America (USA and Canada). The international partnership, the first of its kind, brings together the British … ..more

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Guild members win top awards

Adrian Phillips was named Consumer Writer of the Year in the 2018  Travel Media Awards while Jonathan Thompson took top honours for Regional Publication Feature of the Year for his article “Make mine a Scottish mini break” in Metro. An … ..more

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Members’ News: Summer 2018

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.58; September 2018 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Welcome to our latest news briefing on what our members are up to. It’s been a busy three months since the last edition. We have now … ..more

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Buses, Boats and Banquets: BGTW Summer Party

What a ‘Holy Trinity’ of delight. An alliterative, three-in-one offering for our summer party in Old London Town. ‘Buses, Boats and Banquets,’ was the billing, with bridges and beer from Belgium added on. First up was Banqueting House. In Whitehall, no … ..more

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Roly Smith publishes ‘Wonders of the Peak: Then and Now’

Everyone who knows the Peak District – Britain’s first and most popular National Park – knows that it’s wonderful. From the brooding Dark Peak moorlands to the sylvan limestone dales, everyone has their favourite spots. The ‘Wonders of the Peak’ … ..more

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Guild Directory Launched in Style

On Tuesday night the British Guild of Travel Writers held its launch party to celebrate the publication of the BGTW Directory 2018-2019. The glamorous venue for the event was London’s new Proud Embankment nightclub, close by the Thames (and practically … ..more

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Members scoop USA honours

Two Guild members were honoured in the 2018  Visit USA (UK) Association media awards . They were: Aaron Millar, winner in the Consumer Travel Magazine category with “Hoodoo, Voodoo, Ghosts and Graves”, published in National Geographic Traveller. The subject of … ..more

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LATA Awards 2018 dominated by Guild members

Once again, Guild members reigned supreme at a media awards event – this time, the event in question was the LATA Media Awards on 23 May, with headline sponsor Wendy Wu Tours. Here’s a rundown of the winners: Best Online … ..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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