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  • BGTW announces plans for new website and elects first US-born Chairman
    THE BGTW ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A NEW WEBSITE, ELECTS ITS FIRST AMERICAN CHAIRMAN AND READIES FOR ITS YEARBOOK LAUNCH The British Guild of Travel Writers has elected its first American-born chairman, unveiled the designs for a new, more outwardly-looking website, announced plans to extend its membership to more professional travel writers working solely or partly online and provided details of the launch of its 2014 annual Yearbook. All of these developments were revealed at the Guild's 27 January Annual General Meeting and Conference held in the historic German city of Weimar. This was followed by fact-finding visits to the city's...
  • Sarah Lee wins Best Blog in Caribbean Journalism Awards
    GUILD MEMBER SARAH LEE WINS BEST BLOG FEATURE IN CARIBBEAN JOURNALISM AWARDS BGTW member Sarah Lee has been presented with an award for the Best Blog Feature on the Caribbean by the UK Chapter of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO). The award was presented at a 4 November networking evening held in the Caribbean Scene restaurant, London, and attended by more than 100 guests, including visiting tourism ministers and some 60 media. Mrs Lee's award was for Up close and personal with Turtles in the Tobago Cays, which ran on Live Share Travel. Judge Oliver Gradwell said: When I read blog...
  • Tourism Awards winners 2013
    TOP BGTW TOURISM AWARDS GO TO PROJECTS IN PORTSMOUTH, AMSTERDAM AND ECUADOR The British Guild of Travel Writers' three top annual tourism awards have been won by the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the renovation of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum and the rebirth of the Tren Crucero railway linking Ecuador's coastal Guayaquil with its World Heritage Site capital Quito. The awards were presented at a glittering awards ceremony in London's Savoy Hotel last night, sponsored by the Belgian Tourist Office, Brussels and Wallonia. Each tourism project was completed within the past three years, each was nominated by a Guild member and...
  • BGTW Members' Awards 2013
    Travel Awards to BGTW journalists highlight their variety of topics A meeting with a murderer, wildlife thrills, children enjoying a cruise ship, plus spectacular pictures were among subjects which won this year’s awards to Britain’s top travel journalists and photographers. The awards were presented at the British Guild of Travel Writers' (BGTW) annual dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, London, on Sunday, November 3, the eve of the World Travel Market, which attracts tourism industry professionals from around the world. Praising the standards of the award winners, all of whom were members of the Guild, chairman Roger Bray said: “ At...
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The skipper wasn't optimistic about seeing a humpback. We were too late in the season, he reckoned. With the approach of the wet season in the Buccaneer Archipelago, the air was sticky and the water a "cool" 29C. Then, on the horizon, a faint splutter. With the twin-engine in full throttle, we sped in pursuit. For minutes, nothing. Then a gleaming black-and-white humpback torpedoed out of the water, landing on its back with a loud smack. There is nothing like a close encounter with a 35-ton whale for an intoxicating high.

Claire Scobie The Buccaneer Archipelago The Daily Telegraph, 4 April 2008
 

 

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