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Richard Hammond

Not the bloke on Top Gear (though I've got used to the disappointment when I turn up to review a hotel and the owners are expecting to meet the TV celebrity and not me). But anyway, here I am, the founder of greentraveller and generally the bloke who looks after the site.

I have worked in sustainable transport and tourism media for over 17 years, including writing a
weekly column in the Guardian, a monthly column, The Responsible Traveller, for Geographical magazine (the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society), editing the travel section of Green magazine (distributed by the Guardian), and a column, Go Green, in National Geographic Traveller magazine.

I also co-wrote (with Jeremy Smith, the former editor of the Ecologist magazine) Clean Breaks – 500 New Ways to See the World (2009) and its smaller version, Great Escapes (2010) published by Rough Guides, and had articles published in BBC WildlifeBBC CountryfileCommunity CareThe EcologistEve Magazine, Green FuturesHarper's Bizarreivillage.co.ukLivewireMarie Claire, The ObserverResurgenceSunday Times Travel magazineThe TimesTimesonline and Wanderlust.

I've also written several analyst reports for Mintel, including ‘Redefining Ecotourism’, ‘Sustainable Tourism in the Travel Industry’ and ‘Tourism and Poverty Alleviation’, have been an inspector for the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, am the special advisor on sustainable tourism to the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). I was the editor of Green Places to Stay (published by Alastair Sawday) and I was the Contributing Editor to the Travel Channel's six part TV series How to Holiday Greener.
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(pic of Richard Hammond, above, courtesy of Crown Copyright VisitWales, see Green Holidays in Wales)

Richard Hammond's blog posts

Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:26 on Friday 26 June 2015
We sent television presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff (The One Show, Coast & President of the RSPB) on the New Forest Tour - the open top bus that...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:25 on Wednesday 24 June 2015
We've produced a video about the FYTbus - an innovative local minibus service on the Isle of Wight.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:02 on Wednesday 17 June 2015
A new publication has been produced highlighting the value of England's protected landscapes to the economy.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:01 on Monday 15 June 2015
We have produced a series of videos about how to travel to Avebury and Stonehenge without a car... less carbon, more fun!
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:27 on Thursday 21 May 2015
Love the Peak District? Please complete our transport survey about bus services for a chance to win a collection of travel publications!
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:29 on Friday 15 May 2015
We're looking for an experienced sustainable transport consultant to join our expanding sustainable transport consultancy
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:39 on Tuesday 12 May 2015
Wheatland Farm, a clutch of eco chalets and a stone cottage in North Devon, has won the Sustainable Tourism Award in the national VisitEngland Awards.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:28 on Wednesday 22 April 2015
On Thursday 23 April, Ashden will be hosting an online travel chat on twitter on the future of sustainable travel.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:42 on Thursday 16 April 2015
TripAdvisor’s sustainable hotel programme is one of five organisations to win one of the annual World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Tourism for...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:27 on Wednesday 11 March 2015
Research released today reports that visitor car travel around the Lake District has decreased by estimated 7.8 million kilometres over the past 3...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:58 on Tuesday 10 March 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit in the UK, we have produced a Greentraveller's Guide to the Cotswolds AONB with...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:52 on Tuesday 10 March 2015
The finalists have been announced for the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:35 on Friday 06 March 2015
Heard of Glyndŵr’s Way? This little-known National Trail carves a beautiful and remote 135 mile loop through the open moorland, rolling farmland and...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:05 on Tuesday 20 January 2015
As part of our celebration of great places to visit, we've published a Greentraveller's Guide to Gozo, one of most beautiful islands in the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:38 on Monday 19 January 2015
I wrote a small piece in the Guardian this weekend about the joys of slow travel. Here is an extended version of the article...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:40 on Tuesday 13 January 2015
The longlist for the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel has been announced, including six sustainable travel schemes from the UK,...

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