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BGTW travel writers head for Oman
#BGTW Chair @melissashales has 'pulled a rabbit from the hat' by announcing that the Jan 2011 AGM will take guild members to Oman. Just weeks after the British Guild of Travel Writers' well-advanced and ground-breaking plans to hold the AGM (normally attended by 70-90 members) in the Palestinian city of Jericho, had to be called off, Melissa and Representation Plus MD, Alison Rice, secured the invitation from Oman's Ministry of Tourism at last week's World Travel Market.
 
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Yolanda Zappaterra is an experienced travel and arts writer and editor who works with both print and online media. With a background in art, architecture and design, she has travelled extensively in the United Kingdom, southern Europe, North America, the Caribbean and Scandinavia, and written numerous features for magazines, websites and guidebooks. Her travel and editorial work has appeared in Time Out London, Saga magazine, The Independent, Blueprint architecture magazine,...
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