Alastair McKenzie

Blogger and social media consultant/speaker

Cross-over journalist from trad to new media. Specialised in travel journalism as an independent local radio presenter/producer in the ’80s and national radio (Classic FM) 1992–99. Now owner of niche blog Editor at Regular speaker at travel blogging/ SM conferences. Member of

Travel Categories: Aviation, History, Rail Travel, Transport

Skills: Blogging, Media/Other Training, Public Speaking, Social Media

Recent articles

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
Last week Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) took possession of their latest cruise ship, Norwegian Bliss, during an on board signing ceremony at which ownership was transferred from the Meyer Werft shipyard to NCL and their respective flags were changed. An … ..more
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
Last week, just under 90 BGTW travel writers, bloggers, photographers & broadcasters visited Reims in Northern France for our Annual General Meeting, and afterwards around 60 stayed on to explore both La Champagne and Ardenne. While we were there, many … ..more
This weekend, the advance guard of the BGTW will be heading out to Reims in France at the start of this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Guild AGM is a calendar highlight for Guild members. There are meetings and … ..more
The Guild has always had a good relationship with the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and the BGTW Board’s August meeting was graciously hosted by one of their premier London hotels, The Chesterfield, Mayfair, a luxurious but discreet oasis in the … ..more
Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These photographs taken by our members were selected for July 2016: EARLY MORNING MIST AND RISING SUN AT VIIKI, HELSINKI, BY TIM … ..more
Whether by accident or design – I like to think the latter – there was a perfect match between the two presenters at the BGTW Masterclass on How to Monetise your Blog on Thursday evening at our regular venue, the … ..more
The odds are reducing for Guild travel writer, John Harrison, who has now been shortlisted with two other entrants for the New Welsh Writing Awards 2016. New Welsh Review, in association with the University of South Wales and CADCentre, announced … ..more
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