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Roger Bray

Freelance travel/aviation writer

News Editor and Feature Writer, Silver Travel Advisor. Former Evening Standard travel editor and aviation correspondent. Member of CAA’s advisory committee on financial protection for air travellers (ATIPAC). Author of Flight to the Sun, a history of the post-war travel revolution (with Vladimir Raitz). Has spoken often at industry conferences. Keen hiker/skier (has skied well over 100 resorts/areas). Special knowledge: France.

Travel Categories: Aviation, Over-50s Travel, Transport, Travel Consumer Issues, Walking, Hiking & Trekking, Wintersports (skiing, snowboarding etc.)

Regions: France

Skills: Editing, Media/Other Training

Recent articles

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
Three Guild members were winners at this year’s France Travel Media Awards (FTMA), held at Carousel in Marylebone on Tuesday 27 February. ..more
Three Guild members were winners at this year’s France Travel Media Awards (FTMA), held at Carousel in Marylebone on Tuesday 27 February. ..more
It may be soggy underfoot. Trees may be black and skeletal against a steely sky. A hard frost may dazzle on a sharp, cloudless morning. But winter in the New Forest has its own, particular atmosphere. Here, Guild photographers capture … ..more
New member Claire Dodd recently won the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Best Online Feature award for 2017. Read it here: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/haiti-tourism-travel-best-bits-facts-attractions-gain-more-travellers-a7723706.html. We asked her to introduce herself: When and why did you join the Guild? I’m a very new member to the … ..more
If the Government appears to be heading for a European divorce on a wing and a prayer, how apt is that metaphor when it comes to air travel post Brexit, says Roger Bray. The European Commission has confirmed that on the … ..more
With such a mouthwatering array of prizes up for grabs it’s small wonder that guests and BGTW members stumped up a total of £5000 for this year’s gala awards dinner charity, the Joliba Trust. Joliba began with an £80 loan … ..more
Guild member Peter Ellegard has won the Best Travel Trade Feature category in the 2017 Caribbean Tourism Organisation Awards – for the second time in three years. His winning article was on tourism in Trinidad and Tobago.
Sri Lankan drummers and dancers and a candle lighting ceremony greeted over 300 guests and members at the BGTW’s glittering annual Awards Dinner at London’s Savoy Hotel on the eve of this year’s World Travel Market. Now at peace – … ..more
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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