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.

BGTW travel writing webinars range in topic from hard skills such as SEO and pitching to more overarching travel themes such as decolonising travel writing and storytelling. If there is a webinar you would like to see us cover, please feel free to suggest something to BGTW Chair Simon Willmore: simon@bgtw.org or BGTW Events Director Meera Dattani: meera@bgtw.org.

BGTW Talks Travel: How to freelance more effectively

What’s the secret to effective freelancing? From tracking pitches and building relationships with editors to self-motivation and managing our time, what can we all do differently or better in our freelance careers?

BGTW members and freelancers Emma Thomson, Shafik Meghji and Karen Edwards talk about how they manage their diverse, busy freelancing 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

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.

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

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.