"The leading British website for eco travel - great for news,
green travel tips and inspiration for a low-impact holiday."
"The best place to visit for low carbon holidays"
Condé Nast Traveller
National Geographic Traveller
Featured in 'Best Travel Websites'
Independent, Guardian, The Times, Telegraph
"A site we should all be using more often.
The journalist Richard Hammond’s web pages are the first place to look
for green holidays and for discussions on environmental issues."
The Sunday Times
About Green Traveller
This website (greentraveller.co.uk) was launched as a green travel blog/forum in 2006 and it was re-launched as a fully fledged website in 2009 to provide information for UK travellers on how to have a lower carbon holiday, contribute to biodiversity conservation and bring genuine economic benefits to local communities. We provide step-by-step guides to flight-free routes to Europe by train and ferry, as well as car-free guides to many protected areas in the UK.
We also feature a selection of green travel guides to destinations (Green Traveller's Guides), most of which are reachable without flying from the UK though we do feature some far-flung green destinations where visitors can positively contribute to biodiversity conservation and contribute to local economic empowerment. We also feature specific green places to stay that we have visited, as well as holidays organised by a selection of reputable tour operators. We also have an award-winning blog about sustainable travel and tourism.
Greentraveller.co.uk has been featured in curated lists of the 'Best Travel Websites' in the Telegraph, Times, Independent and Guardian, and has been featured in dozens of other publications, including Conde Nast Traveller, The Sun, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, Wanderlust, The Ecologist, Family Traveller, Mail Online, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire.
Greentraveller.co.uk's founder and editorial director is Richard Hammond who has specialised in sustainable tourism since 1998. He was previously the editor-in-chief of the travel industry newswire TravelMole (1999-2003), eco travel correspondent for the Guardian (2004-2008), and co-author of Clean Breaks - 500 New Ways to See the World (Rough Guides).
Richard has also been Editor of Green Hotelier, travel editor of National Geographic GREEN,
and editor of Sawdays Green Places to Stay.
Richard has also written about green holidays as well as sustainable tourism issues for a wide range of publications, including BBC Wildlife, Geographical, Guardian, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveller, Resurgence, Times, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and Wanderlust.
Richard commissions the features on this site as well as the content for the Green Traveller's Guides from a team of well-established freelance travel writers, photographers and videographers, including Sarah Baxter, Paul Bloomfield, Nicola Forsyth, Harriet O'Brien,
James Stewart, Ginny Light, Catherine Mack, Christopher Willan and Nigel Camp.
The Artwork for Green Traveller's Guides is by Tina Smith and Mark Edwards.
The following people have also contributed to providing content for greentraveller.co.uk, such as features on sustainable travel. hotel reviews, and train routes, since we launched in 2009:
Anouk Van Den Eijnde (now at Google), Tobias Chapple (now at BBC), John Sannaee, Elinor Meredith, Will Ross, Adriana Maldonado, Gemma Tidman, Sian Lewis, Holly Tuppen, Gemma Chapman, Eden Gallant, Florence Fortnam, Lucy Symons, Paul Miles, Jo Keeling, Juliette Dyke, Clare Hargreaves, Rhiannon Batten, Yvonne Gordon, Holly Rooke, Hania Simons, Adriana Polo, Lauren Jones, Hannah Fitzgibbon, Nick Stewart, Tom Watts, Abi Whyte, Diana Jarvis, Jane Dunford, Sophie Gordon, Chloe Stickland, and Olivia Lacey.
Greentraveller.co.uk is managed by Greentraveller Limited -
a Wiltshire-based media agency specialising in providing quality
audio-visual material for the travel and tourism industry.