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You cannot hope to bribe or twist, thank God! the British journalist. But, seeing what the man will do unbribed, there’s no occasion to.
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Code of Conduct

Members of the British Guild of Travel Writers will:

  1. Report objectively and fairly, with the aim of keeping the public fully and clearly informed on all relevant aspects of travel.
  2. Accept facilities necessary for work offered to the press only on the understanding that they are in no way obliged to publicise any or all of the operation concerned and that the provision of such facilities will not influence their judgement.
  3. In all matters appertaining to their professional status, conduct themselves in an appropriate manner and do nothing to bring the reputation of the Guild into disrepute.
  4. Not accept any work in the fields of publicity, promotions or public relations for travel-related organisations if it compromises the good standing or integrity of the Guild.
  5. Accept that any infringement of these rules may, at the discretion of the Committee, preclude them from membership of the Guild.
     
 
Shafik Meghji

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Shafik Meghji is an experienced London-based travel writer, journalist, editor and photographer specialising in Latin America, Asia, Egypt, and the UK. He has tracked tigers in India, ice-trekked in Patagonia, swam with sharks in the Galapagos and dolphins in the Amazon, rafted the source of the Nile, scuba-dived in the Red Sea, bungy-jumped in the Himalayas, hiked around Lake Titicaca, and explored cities as diverse a La Paz and...
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 "The great temples of Bangkok, the ruins of Sukothai and the dreamlike beaches of the south are among the most celebrated tourist attractions of Thailand. But for me, the pleasure is just being there, riding a bus or giving impromptu English lessons to a gang of Thai student monks, or watching a game of taekraw in a sidestreet."

Tim Locke, AA Explorer Guide to Thailand

 

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