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Through the lens of James Rushforth

The BGTW Photographer of the Year 2018, James Rushforth recalls some of his travels as he shares some of the stories behind the images in his winning portfolio. An unusual perspective on Lake Garda This photo was taken above Lake Garda on the Via dell’Amicizia (Friendship Route), an excellent via ferrata. The route is sometimes…

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Awards

Tourism and journalism excellence recognised at BGTW Awards 2018

Adrian Phillips, managing director of Bradt Travel Guides, has been named ‘BGTW Travel Writer of the Year’ at the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Annual Gala Awards Dinner held at The Savoy in central London on 4 November. The event, sponsored by the Balearic Islands Tourist Board (comprising Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) and celebrating its…

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Through the Lens of Nori Jemil

The BGTW Photographer of the Year 2017, Nori Jemil recalls some of her travels as she shares some of the stories behind the images in her winning portfolio. Panamanian festival Fiestas Patrias – Published in Rough Guides (December 2015) Travelling independently around Panama, I made my way across the country to the traditional heartlands of the Azuero…

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Features

BGTW Tourism Awards – Best European Tourism Projects 2015

The Best European Tourism Award went to the replica Caverne Pont d’Arc  (nominated by BGTW members Mary Anne Evans and John Malathronas). It opened in Ardèche, France earlier in 2015. Taking a one hour guided tour along a raised walkway, visitors can see reproductions of 36,000 year old art. Paintings depict 15 different animal species, some of which are the only representations…

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2015 BGTW Photographer of the Year – Timothy Bird

BGTW Photographer of the Year Award sponsored by Fuji Film went to Tim Bird who is based in Helsinki. His winning images captured subjects as diverse as boys drumming themselves into a frenzy at a Jaipur festival, fishing nets being emended in a Sarawak longhouse and a light installation in Amsterdam. Timothy has recently produced a multi-media documentary about…