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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 12:40 on Wednesday 07 September 2016
Our latest video is about cycling in glorious parts of Southern England whether you're on a road bike, mountain bike or hybrid...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:01 on Friday 08 July 2016
Richard Hammond and family try out the 'Featherdown Farm' experience at East Shilvinghampton, Dorset
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:50 on Monday 06 June 2016
An international organisation that builds footbridges has been announced as the winner of this year’s Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:47 on Tuesday 26 April 2016
A new peer-to-peer bike-sharing company has today launched in Oxford, offering visitors the chance to borrow bikes from local residents and receive...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:49 on Tuesday 19 April 2016
We've published a Guide to the 8 Protected Landscapes of Wales, providing tips on local accommodation, wonderful places to eat, a range of...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:29 on Wednesday 13 April 2016
Ferry operator Red Funnel has launched electric car hire packages for foot passengers travelling from Southampton to the Isle of Wight.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:23 on Thursday 07 April 2016
As part of our celebration of the eight Protected Landscapes of Wales, we have produced a guide to the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:33 on Friday 18 March 2016
A new travel pass has been launched for unlimited travel across whole of Scotland by train, coach and ferry for one fixed price.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:59 on Tuesday 08 March 2016
Railholiday, a collection of beautifully converted rail carriages on Cornwall's south coast, has won the Sustainable Tourism Award in the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:07 on Monday 28 December 2015
From swimming in the Aegean to hiking along the little-known Glyndŵr's Way National Trail, here are some of our favourite experiences from 2015...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:46 on Tuesday 17 November 2015
We have published an online guide to the beautiful islands of Lesvos and Chios in the North Aegean, Greece.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:43 on Wednesday 23 September 2015
Richard Hammond enjoys a breath of fresh air on the Northumberland Coast at St Cuthbert's House B&B, a converted chapel in the coastal town...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:16 on Saturday 19 September 2015
The UK’s AONBs have come together to organise a 10-day programme of events to help people enjoy these protected areas, from 19-27 September 2015.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:51 on Friday 18 September 2015
Here's something to whet the appetite for autumn... a festival dedicated to slow travel, taking place in the glorious medieval Monteriggioni,...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:01 on Thursday 17 September 2015
Our film unit has produced a series of short videos about the Isle of Wight, showing how easy it is to visit the island without a car and reach much...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:36 on Friday 04 September 2015
Now's the time to make the most of the rail offers to the Christmas Markets of Europe, from Cologne's glühwein and festive cheer to the quaint...

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