Webinars / recordings

Develop your skills from the comfort of your own home with our ever-growing list of webinars from our members and colleagues. BGTW full members receive access to all of these for free at bgtw.org/videos but everyone is welcome to purchase access here and watch in your own time.

BGTW Talks Travel webinars range in topic from hard skills such as SEO, branded content and pitching to overarching travel themes such as decolonising travel writing, freelancing more effectively, and storytelling. If there’s a webinar you’d like to see us cover, feel free to email BGTW Chair and Events Director Meera Dattani meera@bgtw.org

BGTW Talks Travel - Sustainability in travel publishing

BGTW Talks Travel: Sustainability in travel media – In conversation with Jeremy Smith

The BGTW is intending to sign the Glasgow Declaration: Climate Action in Tourism but what does that mean? How does being sustainable translate into what we do in travel publishing, as travel media? Jeremy Smith, co-creator of the declaration, will explain what it’s all about and will help us focus on what we can do rather than can’t, in this free-to-attend Q&A with the BGTW’s Sustainability Director, Diana Jarvis. This free-to-attend webinar aired on Tuesday 19th July 2022; watch the recording by adding it your basket.

BGTW Talks Travel: Working as a travel photographer today

BGTW Talks Travel: Working as a travel photographer today

What are the opportunities and challenges for travel photographers today? Join professional travel photographers Kav Dadfar, Simon Urwin, Nori Jemil, Karolina Wiercigroch and Diana Jarvis as they discuss the potential opportunities for photographers and how to go about getting work. This webinar aired on Thursday 14th July 2022; you can buy the recording here.

BGTW Talks Travel - How to pitch better and smarter

BGTW Talks Travel: How to pitch better and smarter

Are your pitches not quite ‘landing’? What makes a great pitch for a travel story? Join Lydia Bell, features editor at Condé Nast Traveller UK, Emma Gibbs, editor-in-chief at JRNY magazine, Meera Dattani, freelance writer and senior editor at Adventure.com, and travel journalists Steph Dyson and Lottie Gross in this panel discussion and Q&A with insights and advice from both sides of the fence. This webinar aired on Friday 8th July 2022 – you can buy the recording here.

BGTW Talks Travel: How can a podcast benefit your destination, travel company or brand?

BGTW Talks Travel: How can a podcast help your destination, travel company or brand?

Podcasts allow a destination, company or brand to share their story, taking listeners on an audio journey through local voices and captivating soundscapes. Podcasters Jon Holmes, Portia Jones, Aaron Millar, Susan Schwartz and Antonia Windsor discuss the benefits of podcasting  and what organisations should consider. This BGTW Talks Travel online discussion was recorded on Friday 17th June 2022: you can buy the recording here. You can also purchase An Introduction to Podcasting.

BGTW Talks Travel: Introduction to podcasting

BGTW Talks Travel: Intro to podcasting with Portia Jones of Travel Goals Podcast

How do you start a podcast? What about topic, audience and tone? What equipment and software do you need? How can podcasting be a creative outlet? Join Portia Jones, host of the Travel Goals Podcast in this practical intro session via Zoom. This BGTW Talks Travel discussion was recorded on Friday 17th June 2022: you can buy the recording here. You can also purchase How a podcast can help your destination, travel company or brand?

BGTW Talks Travel: Working with branded content

What exactly is branded content? Is it the same as sponsored content? What about advertorials and content marketing? And more importantly, how do you get into it? This BGTW Talks Travel discussion was recorded on Thursday 24th March 2022: you can buy the recording here.

How travel media can work better with PRs and tourist boards

How can travel media work better with travel PRs and tourist boards for trip support, requests and information? What are the ethics, expectations and boundaries? This BGTW Talks Travel discussion aired live on Thursday 13th January 2022; you can buy the recording here.

How to freelance more effectively

From tracking pitches and building relationships to motivation and managing time, how can we do better in our freelance careers?

BGTW Talks Travel - pitching like a pro

Perfect your pitching technique

Want to get better at pitching? Join travel editors Cathy Adams, Sophie Lam, Lucy Thackray and Laura Jackson as they discuss the art of a good pitch with chair Meera Dattani.

Travel narratives and uncomfortable conversations

How do you tackle uneasy truths about a destination or sight within a travel narrative?

Mastering Instagram: Stories, Reels and IGTV

Learn about Instagram Stories, Reels and IGTV with this one-hour workshop and Q&A led by former Head of Video at HELLO! Magazine, Victoria Hutton.

Getting your book published

This webinar aired on Thursday 28th January, 2021. Buy this product to receive access to a recording of the video.

SEO and travel journalism

This webinar aired in December 2020. Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording.

Decolonising travel writing part 2

Decolonising travel writing 2

This webinar aired in October 2020. Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording.

Destinations update

This webinar aired live in May 2020. Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording.

Pitching and filing like a pro

Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording, featuring Lyn Hughes, Katie McGonagle, Nicola Trup and Ben Ross join Meera Dattani,

Great British stays

This webinar aired in September 2020. Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording.

Decolonising travel writing

This webinar aired on 21 August 2020. Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording.

Grow social presence with live video

This webinar aired in July 2019. Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording.

Instagram: How to grow your audience

This webinar aired in September 2019. Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording.

Telling a compelling travel story in digital media

This webinar aired in September 2019. Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording.

Launching a podcast

This webinar aired in March 2020. Once you have bought this product you will receive a link to the video via email, providing unlimited access to the recording.