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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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Drums, dancers and a BGTW dinner to savour

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 – and making giant strides in the tourist market after two decades of civil war –…

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BGTW Tourism Awards – Best UK Tourism Projects 2015

The winner of the UK Tourism Awards is Lincoln Castle Revealed & Magna Carta Vault (nominated by BGTW member Gillian Thornton). Founded by William the Conqueror and home to one of the four surviving copies of Magna Carta, the revitalised castle and its new vault have attracted 100,000 visitors in the first four months of 2015 – Magna…

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Armenian surprises at Guild Savoy Awards Dinner

It’s not every evening you’re entertained by a top Armenian jazz musician on the empty wine bottle and tea tray. But then there was much unexpected about this year’s British Guild of Travel Writers’ Awards Dinner at London’s Savoy Hotel – not least an Armenian brandy of ferocious strength. The dinner, attended as usual by an…