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Press Coverage

A snapshot of our publicity & press coverage since we launched in 2006

2019
Greentraveller is now ranked #50 out of 500 of the Top Social Media Agencies in the UK with a Kred influence of 789. We think this high ranking says as much about the phenomenal rise in the power of video as it does about green travel going mainstream.

2017 
Greentraveller.co.uk is featured in The Independent's 50 Best Travel Websites.

2016 
Greentraveller is included in The Good Web Guide's top sites for planning a summer holiday, along with lastminute.com, Mr and Mrs Smith and Beach Tomato. Greentraveller.co.uk's blog is included in Expedia's Top 30 Blogs of 2015, organised by their "digital influence, content theme and general greatness".

2015
28 September: Greentraveller is asked to provide a page of holiday ideas for the 'Sustainable and Eco Travel' section of APL Media's supplement on Ethical & Green Innovations distributed with the Guardian (262,000 printed copies).
17 September: Greentraveller is listed as one of the Top Green Travel Blogs by Flipkey
28 July: Greentraveller's Richard Hammond provides his top ten green travel tips in National Geographic Traveller magazine
10 May: Greentraveller's Richard Hammond is asked to provide his insight into the future of travel for the renowned open foresight programme Future Agenda: The Future of Travel
16 April: Richard Hammond writes in National Geographic Traveller magazine about the public's perception of travelling 'green': Is sustainable travel going mainstream?
2 April: The Times features Greentraveller's Great Escapes Greentraveller's Guide to Somerset and Exmoor
17th January: Richard Hammond writes in the Guardian about the joys of slow travel. Slow train coming

2014
20 June: Family Traveller magazine features Greentraveller's Richard Hammond's selection of green holidays worldwide: Go Green: Eco-friendly holidays 
20 April: Greentraveller's Lucy Symons is interviewed on onboard Eurostar on Peter Greenberg's Worldwide Radio Show (audience circa 3 million) on the joys of train travel.

2013
23 October: The Guardian profiles greentraveller.co.uk in its top travel websites for rail, road and sea:  "Another longstanding favourite for many eco-aware travellers, this site is packed with information for people who don't want to fly. It offers guides to travelling by public transport and train. There are plenty of listings for green accommodation and it's all well-organised. So if you want to stay in a treehouse in France and get there by rail, you can find all you need to know in a couple of clicks."
15 Septemer 2013: Greentraveller.co.uk is shortlisted for the Best Online Consumer Travel Publication in the British Travel Press Awards (along with Telegraph, Daily Mail, CNN & Wanderlust), as well as for the Travel Editors' Green Award (for the fifth year).
6 September 2013: Greentraveller's Richard Hammond writes a feature article on Sustainable Tourism in the Guardian Sustainable Business section: Why sustainable tourism is the travel industry's duty
2 August 2013: Greentraveller is singled out as the top thing to do for travel in the Guardian's Five Small steps to Greener Technology and Travel:
"Swap your travel agent" "For a holiday with a minimal carbon footprint, greentraveller.co.uk can help. The site features hundreds of eco-friendly places to stay and inspiring holidays you can reach without flying. You'll find eco lodges in Morocco, green hotels in Spain and treehouses in Portugal, all reachable by train or foot passenger ferry services. Enjoy watersports, trekking, cycling or simply unwind and relax while your eco conscience takes a break, too."
7 June 2013: Greentraveller featured in the Independent's 50 Best Travel Websites: “If you’d rather not fly – whether you hate the experience or worry about your carbon footprint – Green Traveller is packed with holiday ideas,” says Mark. “There’s everything from yurt camps in the south of France to ski touring in Scotland, all of which you can reach by train, coach or ferry. The site is well-designed and written by expert journalists.”
8 February 2013: Greentraveller (along with the editor of the family section of ‘National Geographic Traveller’ and the author of Footprint’s ‘Travel with kids’) was asked by the Independent to recommend the 50 Best Spring Days Out.
27 January 2013: Greentraveller is featured in The Times 50 Best Travel Websites "Started as a blog by Richard Hammond — the eco-travel writer, not the TV presenter — Green Traveller offers holiday spots in the UK and Europe that can only be reached by bike, bus, train or ferry. Holidays are sourced from more than 40 tour operators. There are also tons of eco tips for cutting carbon emissions while on holiday and green guides to cities and attractions."

2012
9 December 2012: Eurostar partners with Greentraveller as part of its Tread Lightly initiative, along with Friends of the Earth, Start, The Ashden Awards, and the Sustainable Restaurant Association, which Eurostar says are "leading authorities in sustainability": Eurostar Partnerships
1 November 2012: Greentraveller is shortlisted, for the forth time, for the British Travel Press Awards.
30 July: Respected Media Agency Gorkana includes Greentraveller in its list of 'Blog Influencers'.
15 July: Condé Nast Traveller magazine features Greentraveller saying it is "the best place to visit for low carbon holidays"
2 March: The Ecologist magazine features Greentraveller in its list of the Top Ten Green Travel Blogs


2011
5 November: The Guardian publishes our Green Travel List, celebrating the 25 most innovative examples of green travel and tourism, see: The 2011 Green Travel List.
27 October: Greentraveller celebrates its 5th birthday.
18 October: Greentraveller has been shortlisted for the British Travel Press Editors' Green Award 2011, for the third year in a row
18 July: The Guardian newspaper features Greentraveller in it's list of The Best Travel Websites Ever
2 July: The Sun newspaper asks Greentraveller to recommend our Ten Best Green Holidays
9 June: Greentraveller's Head of Marketing and Business Development, Holly Tuppen, presents the 'Green Traveller' Award to Nicholas Crane at the inaugural Green Tourism Awards, organised by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, hosted by environmentalist Tony Juniper.
1 May: The Independent features Greentraveller in its list of the 50 Best Travel Websites: "Going stronger than ever since its redesign, this site packed with inspirational trips and reviews on green places to stay".
25 April: Greentraveller's founder Richard Hammond appears on Channel 5's The Hotel Inspector to vet the green credentials of a hotel.
12 March: The Independent newspaper asked Greentraveller to recommend 10 bed and breakfasts for its guide to the 50 Best B&Bs in the UK, which was published in the paper & online today.
18 February: Greentraveller's chief executive and founder Richard Hammond is featured as an 'Eco Hero' on the influential green communications website Greenhouse.
10 February: National Geographic Traveller magazine features Greentraveller as a "pioneering website".

2010
10 November: Greentraveller is shortlisted for the British Travel Press Travel Editors' Green Award
11 September: Greentraveller is featured as Site of the Week in the Irish Independent newspaper
5 September: Greentraveller is the featured Site of the Week in the Independent on Sunday newspaper
1 September: Greentraveller's ferry guide for foot passengers is featured in TravelMole ('New Green Guide to Ferry Crossing'), E-tid ('Go greener: take ferries by foot'), Parenting Without Tears ('Ferry services for foot passengers'), and PATA ('Ferried away with green travel'), 
31 August: Greentraveller launches online ferry guide for foot passengers in collaboration with the Passenger Shipping Association
9 July: Sunday Times journalist and SEO expert Mark Hodson tweets: "I am increasingly impressed with Richard's website: www.greentraveller.co.uk. Sets high standards."
25 May: Greentraveller's Richard Hammond writes about 'Ecotourism Breaks' in BBC Countryfile
19 May: Greentraveller's rail planner mentioned by Tom Hall (Lonely Planet) in Guardian's Live travel Q&A today.
15 May: Greentraveller's Richard Hammond writes about Responsible Whale-watching Holidays in Geographical - the magazine of the Royal Geographic Society.
10 May: Greentraveller's Richard Hammond profiles swimming holidays in National Geographic GREEN magazine supplement
20 April: Greentraveller's Richard Hammond is interviewed on BBC Radio Wales on the consequences for alternative transport in the wake of the ash fall out.
16 March: Greentraveller's Richard Hammond quoted in this Times article on sustainability in the hotel industry: The Business of going green
7 March: Greentraveller's Catherine Mack profiles Eco Breaks in the UK in Geographical -the magazine of the Royal Geographic Society.
25 February: Greentraveller's entire Green Travel List is published in the Guardian newspaper, in association with Forum for the Future
3 February: Greentraveller profiled as Mail Online's Website of the Week
2 February: Greentraveller named as One of Europe's Best Travel Blogs by Vintage Travel.
1 February: Guardian features the relaunch of Greentraveller: "Guardian: Award-winning green travel forum and blog, has relaunched with new trip-planning and booking tools"
29 January: greentraveller.co.uk relaunches. 
January: Writing in Condé Nast Traveller, travel writer guru Nick Trend awards Greentraveller four stars and describes it as "Quirky and personal, with a really genuine feel to it"   

2009
November: Greentraveller wins the British Travel Press Travel Editors' Green Award
October: Greentraveller named in the Telegraph's list of the best travel websites
September: Greentraveller recommended for 'greener getaways' by the Energy Savings Trust
September: Greentraveller recommended on ratedpeople.com
August: Greentraveller's Richard Hammond interviewed by John McCarthy on BBC Radio Four's Excess Baggage
August: Greentraveller recommended on gadlinks.com
July: Greentraveller named as best British eco travel blog and 7th best eco travel blog in the world in the Tripbase Travel blog awards.
July: Greentraveller featured in The Telegraph's list of 'The Best Travel Websites'.
June: Greentraveller recommended in the Ecologist magazine
June: Greentraveller included in Cision's Top Ten Travel blogs
April: Greentraveller listed in The Independent's article on the 50 Best Travel Websites.
March: Greentraveller featured on Green Lashes and Fashion.
March: Greentraveller is described by Timesonline as "The leading British website for eco travel - great for news, green travel tips and inspiration for a low-impact holiday."
January: Greentraveller recommended in The Daily Mail's 'Green Scene': Reduce your carbon footprint in the sand

2008
December: Greentraveller listed as one of the top ten green travel sites by jamblemag.com. December 2008: Greentraveller featured on maketravelfair.co.uk
August: Greentraveller named as one of judges "favourite websites" in the Green Web Awards
July: Sheherazade Goldsmith recommends Greentraveller in her Daily Mail Green Scene
July: Greentraveller's Google rating goes up a notch to 5/10.
May: Alastair Sawday's Go Slow England recommends greentraveller.co.uk.
April: greentraveller recommended by BBC Bloom (the BBC's green lifestyle website)
April: Channel 4's Green Pages recommends greentraveller.co.uk.
March: The Irish Times recommends greentraveller.co.uk.
February: Raise magazine recommends greentraveller.co.uk.
January: Planeta.com in conversation with greentraveller's editor

2007
December: Marie Claire magazine recommends greentraveller.co.uk.
November: The Mail on Sunday recommends greentraveller.co.uk.
November: Tesco Greenerliving calls on greentraveller.co.uk to offer green travel advice.
October: The Sunday Times names greentraveller.co.uk as one of five 'Best On The Net' and says greentraveller is "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."
June/July: The Green Parent magazine recommends greentraveller.co.uk.
June: Timesonline names greentraveller.co.uk as one of its 100 best travel websites.
May: Whatprice? recommends greentraveller.co.uk.

2006
November: The Guardian profiles greentraveller.co.uk as 'Site of the Week'.

October: Greentraveller.co.uk launches!