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"People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home."
Dagobert D. Runes (whoever he is)

 

Welcome to the home page of the British Guild of Travel Writers – for over 50 years, the leading organisation for travel media professionals. We number among our members many of Britain’s most successful travel journalists, guidebook writers, editors, photographers and broadcasters. On this site you can find out about membership, view our events calendar, and buy our Yearbook – which comes with enhanced access to our website allowing you to read even more about our members and review our comprehensive travel industry directory.


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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

 

 

 

 

 
Ben Lerwill in the Spotlight

Click for full storyIn the Spotlight: Ben Lerwill

benlerwill@yahoo.co.uk  www.benlerwill.com

When and why did you join the Guild?

In 2010. I’d been mulling it over for a year or so and chatted to a handful of existing members, who made me think it would be of benefit. Freelancing can be a solitary business so it’s been useful to meet others in the same trade. Everyone seems quite strong-willed, which is almost definitely a good thing.

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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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