The British Guild of Travel Writers’ Dinner

November 7, 2019

Travel PR’s table at‎ the British Guild of Travel Writers’ annual black-tie dinner at London’s Savoy Hotel on Sunday 3rd November included clients AITO, Kirker Holidays, Sunvil and Visit Alentejo.

The journalists joining us this year were Juliet Rix, Tristan Rutherford, Gabrielle Sander and Xenia Taliotis.

BGTW dinner

Clockwise from the front of the table are: Gabrielle Sander, Julia Farish (Travel PR), Noel Josephides (Sunvil), Xenia Taliotis, Sue Ockwell (Travel PR), Antonio Lacerda (Visit Alentejo), Juliet Rix, Ted Wake (Kirker Holidays), Tristan Rutherford, Martyn Sumners (AITO) and Karen Carpenter (Travel PR).

Travel PR sponsored the BGTW Travel Writer of the Year (won by Emma Thomson for articles in The Sunday Telegraph and National Geographic Traveller) and BGTW Travel Blogger of the Year (won by Kirstie Pelling for The Family Adventure Project).

BGTW awards Emma Thomson

Travel PR’s Founder Director, Sue Ockwell, presents Emma Thomson with the BGTW Travel Writer of the Year Award.

BGTW awards

Travel PR’s Founder Director, Sue Ockwell, presents Kirstie Pelling with the BGTW Travel Blogger of the Year Award.

Travel PR client Sunvil also sponsored an award: Best European (non-UK) Travel Feature. The winner was Adrian Phillips for ‘All Along the Watchtowers’, published in National Geographic Traveller, June 2019.

BGTW awards Adrian Phillips

Sunvil’s Noel Josephides presents Adrian Phillips with the Best European (non-UK) Travel Feature Award.

Our Founder Director, Sue Ockwell, also made an impassioned speech to the assembled guests, urging the travel industry to play its part in carbon offsetting. To watch the speech, please click here.

BGTW awards

Sue Ockwell gives her speech to guests at the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Dinner

Our client Hoshino Resorts generously provided a prize for the charity raffle, which this year raised funds for the LATA Foundation.

BGTW awards

Travel PR’s Julia Farish presents the prize of two nights at Hoshinoya Kyoto and two nights at Hoshinoya Fuji, on behalf of Hoshino Resorts.

Thank you everyone for their support, and to the organisers of yet another great British Guild of Travel Writers Awards Dinner.