I'm not a big fan of royalty and all its trappings, but I am a big fan of Hilary Bradt - the founder of Bradt Travelguides, which I've mentioned from time to time in this blog.
It turns out Hilary (who is a friend & colleague in the British Guild of Travel Writers) has been included in this year’s Birthday Honours List just published by Buckingham Palace ‘for services to the tourist industry and to charity’. She is now Hilary Bradt MBE.
The honour acknowledges Hilary’s achievements in opening up new destinations and encouraging ‘responsible tourism’, even before the phrase was coined.
Well done Hilary