Simon Willmore

Travel Writer / Author / Editor

Simon is a contributing author for Rough Guides: Spain (published 2015), France and India (2016), and Malaysia (2017). Contributing author for Frommer’s France (upcoming). Editorial director for Travel Daily and editor of Former commissioning editor for and Great experience with web development and design, SEO, SEM and social media.

Travel Categories: Accommodation, Aviation, History, Outdoor Activities

Regions: Europe (continental), India, South-East Asia

Skills: Editing, Social Media

Recent articles

British Guild of Travel Writers members Petra Shepherd, Sue Watt, Emma Gregg and Nigel Tisdall have all been shortlisted for this year’s Atta Media Awards. The shortlist for the categories our members are competing in as follows: 1. Best Travel … ..more
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
Here’s a video view of some of the exploits and work of a typical travel blogger these days, from Geoff Moore  a travel photographer-turned-blogger whom now is more often seen shooting video along with his stills as well as writing … ..more
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:
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
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
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
Three Guild members were winners at this year’s France Travel Media Awards (FTMA), held at Carousel in Marylebone on Tuesday 27 February. ..more
In December 2017, the British Guild of Travel Writers visited Riga and Sigulda, in Latvia. Here, Simon Willmore relives the first half of the trip, to the country’s capital: Having being buzzed in beyond an inconspicuous door, we stepped in … ..more
In October, the British Guild of Travel Writers held a members’ event about blogging at The Chesterfield Mayfair hotel, London. Board member Susan Schwartz and BGTW Chairman Alastair McKenzie presented to the attendees a discussion of choosing the right platform, … ..more
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