Categories
In the spotlight

Members’ News: Summer 2018

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.58; September 2018 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Welcome to our latest news briefing on what our members are up to. It’s been a busy three months since the last edition. We have now published our Directory. You may remember that last year we published a booklet, just listing…

Categories
Events (past)

Guild directory launched in style

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 next door to the familiar home of the BGTW’s annual Awards Dinner, The Savoy). The…

Categories
In the spotlight

Members’ News: Spring 2018

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.57; May 2018 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Welcome to our latest quarterly news briefing on what our members are up to. These days the Guild membership is smaller and more elite. Over the last two years we’ve been applying stronger criteria for judging applications from new members. Applicants…

Categories
In the spotlight

Members’ News: Autumn 2017

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.56; October 2017 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Here we are with the latest news on what our members are up to… besides dreaming of possible fame and glory in this year’s Gala Awards on the eve of World Travel Market! We hope that as a PR/commissioning editor you’ll…

Categories
In the spotlight

Members’ News: Spring 2017

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.55; May 2017 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE   It’s an interesting time for commissioning editors and travel writers alike. There has always been ‘churn’. Destinations & travel styles open up and come into fashion all the time, while others recede or fall off the map. Over the years…

Categories
Events (past)

Behind the scenes at Gatwick Airport

Guild members were invited to Gatwick Airport recently to catch up on the latest developments, including their big terminal switch when the major airlines operating from Gatwick – BA, easyJet & Virgin Atlantic – swapped terminals over a 72 hour period. One key area on the tour was to the luggage handling areas at both…

Categories
News

The Guild AGM – It’s a military operation!

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 events every month, but the AGM is where the highest number of members gather together…

Categories
Features

Members’ News: Winter 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.54; December 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE It’s been another busy quarter for Guild members and already we are gearing ourselves up for more activity, both on and offline. In addition to the individual activities listed below, the Guild has held another successful Gala Awards Dinner at the…

Categories
Features

Images of 2016 from BGTW members

In case anyone needs reminding that, besides writing beautiful prose, BGTW members take beautiful photographs, here are some of their images that have captured the eye in 2016:

Categories
Features

Members’ News: Summer 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.53; August 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE I spend a lot of my time attending and/or speaking at digital influencer/blogger conferences, and one thing that I’ve noticed in the last year or so, and particularly in this last quarter, is that I’m not alone in representing the Guild.…

Categories
News

How to Monetise your Blog – A BGTW Masterclass

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 Arts Workers Guild in central London. Together they covered both the ‘mindset’ needed to be…

Categories
Features

Members News: Spring 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.52; April 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE This first quarter of 2016 has been a busy time for the British Guild of Travel Writers, with an increasingly active programme of events, that can be divided into three types: Members Only – Monthly gatherings to improve our knowledge with…

Categories
News

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.…

Categories
News

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…

Categories
In the spotlight

Members News: Winter 2015

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.51; December 2015 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE The autumn and early winter of 2015 have been a bonus awards season for BGTW members. Andy Jarosz was named Travel Writer of the Year at the German Tourism Awards event; Emma Gregg was feted as the Travel Blogger of the…