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Lord Northcliffe, 1865 - 1922

 
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Visit USA awards the work of three BGTW Members

BGTW members Aaron Millar, Nigel Tisdall and Lindsay Sutton were presented with top travel writing awards at the 2014 Visit USA Association Media Awards ceremony in London's St Ermin's Hotel on June 30.

©Image by Simon Wright Photography

Travel Photographer Of The Year Exhibition opens at the RGS (with IBG)

 

 

Guild member Chris Coe is the founder and organiser of the popular Travel Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition launched on July 9 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). One of our BGTW members, Tim Bird, won the special 10th anniversary 10 for 10 competition and his winning image is on display at the exhibition.

 


The Guild's Secretariat Benita Finanzio and Robert Ellison, along with Guild member Jane Egginton, helped Chris stage the event.

 

©Images by Mary Anne Evans & Tim Bird

 

 

 

 

 
Helen Hokin in the Spotlight

Click for full story Helen Hokin in the Spotlight

Pictured with Setu tribe in Estonia

When and why did you join the Guild?
I joined late last year (2013), finally, after promising myself for about ten years.

What are you working on at the moment? Any future plans?
I continue to edit foodtripper.com and am writing a piece about food in Old Dubai.

What's your earliest memory of travel?
Camping holidays in the Vendee with my parents, four sisters and one...
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"Ake, his powder-blue suit immaculate and his silver quiff jauntily teased to attention, may be Finland's leading tango teacher but even he can only look on witheringly at my evident lack of tango prowess."

David Atkinson, The Observer, "Lapp dancers and Latin lovers", published September 2, 2007

 

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