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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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Guild members scoop Dutch awards

Four Guild members won recognition in the 2017 Holland Press Awards organised by the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions. Here they all are, pictured with their awards and members of staff from Carol Wright won the Outstanding Article … ..more

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Behind the scenes at Gatwick Airport

Guild members were invited to Gatwick Airport recently to catch up on the latest developments, including their big terminal switch when the major airlines operating from Gatwick – BA, easyJet & Virgin Atlantic – swapped terminals over a 72 hour … ..more

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Video: AGM 2017 in La Champagne, France

Here are some video highlights from our recent trip to the Champagne region of France for this year’s British Guild of Travel Writers AGM. Merci beaucoup La Champagne & L’Ardenne!

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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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