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BGTW Talks Travel webinar

From travel, commercial and documentary photography, to filmmaking and multi-media travel features, our panel will discuss what happens when women are represented both behind and in front of the lens. Looking at commissioning stories to the final edit, Anne Banas, Maura Friedman, Emily Garthwaite, Helen Parker and Nori Jemil will chat about their experiences of…

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Guild members scoop Dutch awards

Four Guild members won recognition in the 2017 Holland Press Awards organised by the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions. Here they all are, pictured with their awards and members of staff from Holland.com: Carol Wright won the Outstanding Article of the Year Award for a ten-page feature on Amsterdam in the Golden Age, published…

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2017 – a Year of Uncertainty

What will 2017 bring for British travellers, tour operators and airlines? Roger Bray – views expressed are his own and not those of the BGTW – sets out some of the key issues. Rarely have the travel industry and its customers faced the New Year amid such uncertainty. The vacuous mantra that Brexit means Brexit…

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Riding the tidal bore

BGTW stalwart Gillian Thornton recounts a close encounter with a bore that’s anything but………. Snatches of Tony Bennett wafted through my brain as I dropped my trusty trainers over the balcony into the random heap below. Tony left his heart in San Francisco; I was leaving my shoes in Nova Scotia. It was a strangely…

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Only in Edinburgh

BGTW member Duncan JD Smith’s new book Only in Edinburgh is published in November 2016. Designed for city explorers, this groundbreaking guide promises to take readers quickly off the beaten track – and under the city’s skin. This is the Edinburgh of secret gardens and haunted theatres, mysterious monuments and unexpected underworlds, industrial relics and…

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Smart moves – phone v SLR

Do you really need to carry an SLR camera to capture stunning travel images? Or will a state of the art smartphone cut it? Stuart Forster decided to find out: On a recent trip to Central America I decided to put aside my scepticism about mobile photography and capture scenes from around Costa Rica and El…

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Bush fire – image shortlisted for award

Isabel Conway’s image of Maasai warriors making fire in Amboseli National Reserve Kenya has been shortlisted for the inaugural Travel Media Ireland travel photo of the year. Three other photographs were also shortlisted and the winner will be announced at the annual Travel Media awards in Dublin on May 20. She writes:  “No wonder Amboseli…

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Comeback for the lynx?

Will wild lynx make a comeback in British forests? Peter Lynch went to Germany to see how they have been reintroduced there. Britain is in its umpteenth year of debating whether to bring back the extinct lynx back to some remote, forested areas of the UK. These magnificent creatures were wiped out in Britain hundreds…

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Heavy horsepower in Herts

Traditional horsepower is alive and well at Wimpole Home Farm. Gillian Thornton takes the reins for a day. ‘Now who’d like to be first with the hoofpick?’ Head Horseperson Emma looks at her four cadets for volunteers. We all hold back, not wanting to seem too eager, then everyone speaks at once. But there’s no rush. With two magnificent…

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Brexit and travel – the Guild debates

It might not have caused quite the same shock as the unexpectedly comfortable Conservative election triumph – but a show of hands at this year’s joint BGTW – ANTOR debate raised an eyebrow or two. About a quarter of those gathered to pick over the impact on travel of staying in or leaving the EU indicated…