"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) is the home of Green Traveller.
The UK-based website was set up in 2006 and aims to provide information for UK travellers on how to have a lower carbon holiday. The site features a selection of green places to stay and holidays (organised by a selection of reputable tour operators) that are reachable without flying, as well as a guide to flight-free routes, our award-winning blog on low carbon travel, and our popular Green Traveller's Guides.
Researched, written and produced by our team of travel writers, bloggers, photographers and videographers, Green Traveller's Guides focus on specific destinations and contain original content that aim to show readers how to make greener holiday choices by minimising their impact on the environment and maximising the benefits to biodiversity and local communities.
The guides include easy to read articles and selected listings combined with professional photography and short videos filmed by us that aim to bring sustainable tourism alive. Working with local partners to select about 50 experiences in each guide, we promote characterful places to stay, local, seasonal food and drink, visitor attractions, heritage, craft and cultural attractions, responsible wildlife-watching, and sustainable low impact activities, including walks, cycle rides and marine-based ecotourism activities.
We also provide information on how to get around destinations by low carbon sustainable transport, such as by bike, bus and train. The listings are linked to the relevant review on Google Maps so readers can gain an informed understanding of what the experience is like, from both the reviews written by our professional travel writers as well as from the most recent feedback from the general public.
We have more Green Traveller's Guides planned for 2020 and beyond... watch this space!
Green Traveller has been featured in curated lists of the 'Best Travel Websites' in the Telegraph, Times, Independent and Guardian, and has been featured in Conde Nast Traveller, The Sun, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, The Ecologist, Family Traveller, and as 'Website of the Week' in Mail Online. Examples of press coverage since 2006 are in our press section.
Green Traveller is produced by Greentraveller Productions, a Wiltshire-based media agency specialising in providing quality audio-visual material for the travel and tourism industry.
In January 2020, Greentraveller Productions was ranked #47 out of 500 of the Top Social Media Agencies in the UK with a Kred influence of 785.
Green Traveller Productions founder and editorial director is Richard Hammond who has specialised in covering sustainable tourism since 1998. He was previously the eco travel correspondent for the Guardian (2004-2008) and co-author of Clean Breaks - 500 New Ways to See the World (Rough Guides). He has also been the 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 pool of well-established freelance travel writers, photographers and videographers who specialise in sustainable tourism, including Sarah Baxter, Paul Bloomfield, Catherine Mack, Harriet O'Brien, James Stewart, Jane Dunford, Paul Miles, Jo Keeling,
Sian Lewis, Juliette Dyke, Clare Hargreaves, Rhiannon Batten, Yvonne Gordon, Ginny Light, Diana Jarvis, 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 Green Traveller since we launched in 2006:
Anouk Van Den Eijnde (now at Google), John Sannaee, Elinor Meredith, Will Ross, Adriana Maldonado, Gemma Tidman, Sian Lewis, Holly Tuppen, Gemma Chapman, Eden Gallant, Florence Fortnam, Lucy Symons, Holly Rooke, Hania Simons, Adriana Polo, Lauren Jones,
Jane Dunford, Sophie Gordon, and Olivia Lacey.