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BGTW’s Mason wins prestigious Travel South USA award

Mary Moore Mason, editor of Essentially America magazine, was this week given a prestigious Travel South Ambassador Award for her media contribution to America’s 11 Southern States. It was presented by Travel South’s CEO Liz Bittner and board member Wit Tuttell at the organizations annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri on December 3.  Essentially America, the only…

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BGTW’s Juliet Rix wins a 2019 Caribbean Travel Media Award

Guild member Juliet Rix, an award-winning national journalist, editor and broadcaster, has won the Best National Newspaper Award in the Caribbean Travel Media Awards for her inspiring coverage of Dominica two years after the devastation of Hurricane Irma. The awards are run by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Juliet’s article was published in The Telegraph,…

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Holland awards for Guild members

Three Guild members were winners at this year’s France Travel Media Awards (FTMA), held at Carousel in Marylebone on Tuesday 27 February.

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Yearbook light launched in style

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 industry information. At a launch in London, chair Alastair McKenzie explained the slimmed down version…

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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 Sunday Mail and other publications. Aaron Millar took top prize in the Best Newspaper category…

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BGTW members honoured

Two Guild members were honoured in this years Travel Writer of of the Year awards organised by AITO (Association of Independent Tour operators. Aaron Millar came second in the Travel Writer of the Year (under 1500 words) category with his piece on Wyoming in The Times. The judges said is provided a “real wow factor” with…

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Top US awards for Guild writers

Kathy Arnold and Paul Wade – “aka Team Wade” – have won Visit USA’s Travel Writer of the Year 2016 award for their “outstanding” coverage of the country, including an article citing 50 reasons to go there, published in the Daily Telegraph. See a video of their acceptance here: IMG_0483. And another Guild member Aaron Millar,…

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John A. Harrison now shortlisted for Welsh award

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 the shortlist for the New Welsh Writing Awards 2016: University of South Wales Prize for…

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Guild members finalists at the British Annual Canada Tourism Awards

Two members of the British Guild of Travel Writers were recently shortlisted for the British Annual Canada Tourism Awards for work published in 2015. Stuart Forster and Rupert Parker were both finalists in the Best Canada Online Coverage category of the prestigious BACTAs. The awards ceremony was held at Canada House, in London, on 3rd March.…

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Stuart Forster named Journalist of the Year at the 2016 Holland Press Awards

Stuart Forster was named Journalist of the Year at the Holland Press Awards, whose 2016 awards ceremony held on 1 March at the Hoxton Hotel at Holborn, London. Stuart became the first person to retain the prestigious title, which is awarded for a body of work published over the course of a year. His work was shortlisted in…