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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 04:29 on Thursday 19 March 2015
We're looking for an experienced sustainable transport consultant to join our expanding sustainable transport consultancy
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,...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:00 on Tuesday 13 January 2015
Where to stay, eat, shop and go in Somerset and Exmoor, our latest guide supporting sustainable rural tourism experiences in the south west.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:53 on Sunday 28 December 2014
Our favourite experiences of the year, compiled by Paul Bloomfield, Sarah Barrell, Rhiannon Batten, Paul Miles, David Atkinson, Helen Voce &...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:36 on Friday 12 December 2014
Tickets for Eurostar’s new year-round service to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille are now on sale, with fares starting from £45.50 single in Standard...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:43 on Thursday 20 November 2014
Greentraveller member Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges, near Winkleigh, Devon, won Gold for sustainable tourism in last night's Devon Tourism Awards...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:36 on Monday 27 October 2014
With less than 60 days to go until Christmas, now's a great time to book rail travel to Christmas Markets in Europe.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:38 on Wednesday 15 October 2014
Eurostar has announced a new year-round service from London to Geneva via Lille, in partnership with international high-speed train service TGV Lyria...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:23 on Monday 01 September 2014
We're looking for examples of sustainable rural experiences in Exmoor and Somerset for a supplement in a national print publication
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:21 on Wednesday 06 August 2014
Somerset Tourism Association has launched an online guide to six hill-tops that provide far-reaching views of the Somerset Levels

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