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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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Are you a travel professional?

Then you simply can't do without:

The British Guild of Travel Writers Yearbook!DMSBGTW2.jpg

 

Produced by the Guild every year, the must-have reference book

for 2014 is full of details of 260-plus professional travel writers,

hundreds of contact numbers and addresses of

tourism departments and tourist offices worldwide

along with much, much more indispensable travel info.

 

Purchase a copy and you also get a free login for access to the

Contact Book section of the BGTW website.

 

To order and pay for your copy use this link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Moore Mason in the Spotlight

Click for full story In the Spotlight: Mary Moore Mason


Are you the new chair, chairman or chairwoman of the Guild? To me, a chair is a piece of furniture, so am I a rocking chair, an easy chair or an electric chair? To follow gender correctness I should be the chairwoman but I am happy to be a unisex chairman.


Do you prefer to be called Mary or Mary Moore? Most of my British friends and colleagues call me Mary but, in truth, I prefer the double name for a personal reason: it was...
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Underground, we hold candles to light our way through a labyrinthine approach to the rock-hewn monolithic churches. Suddenly the sunlight floods in through arched windows illuminating colourful murals depicting stories from the Bible. Angels, devils and saints observe us shuffling on the cobbles on bare feet. A priest appears, dressed in sumptuous crimson robes and holding aloft one of the silver crosses of Lalibela. He dons sunglasses to protect his eyes as our cameras start to flash, and he grins like a Hollywood A lister caught by the paparazzi.


Judith Baker, Ethiopia,Hedge magazine, January 2010
 

 

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