Richard Hammond

Videographer in Somerset/Wiltshire, UK

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Writer and Self-Shooting Producer/Director specialising in sustainable travel and tourism. The media production agency I founded in 2009 - 'Green Traveller' - promotes sustainable tourism through words, pictures and film.

Filming: we use the latest video technologies, including drones (I am CAA approved), motion graphics, interview techniques and high quality 4/5k resolution, and are experienced in making videos interactive and optimising video distribution across social media.

In addition, our consumer website, greentraveller.co.uk, aims to provide information for UK travellers on how to have a more sustainable holiday. The site features a selection of green travel guides to destinations (Green Traveller's Guides) and features on where to find and book more sustainable holidays at home and abroad.

I am a currently one of the judges of the Travel Media Awards, an evaluator of the World Travel and Tourism Council's 'Tourism for Tomorrow' Awards, write a regular column on slow travel for the bi-monthly Idler magazine, and comment in the press and on radio regarding sustainable travel and tourism.

Previously I spent 12 years as a travel writer and journalist specialising in sustainable travel. I was the editor-in-chief of the travel trade newswire TravelMole (1999-2003), the Guardian's eco travel correspondent (2004-2008), Editor of Green Hotelier, Travel Editor of National Geographic GREEN, columnist of the 'Smart Traveller' in National Geographic Traveller, columnist of the 'Responsible Traveller' column in Geographical - the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, and researched and wrote several Mintel market research reports (including 'Ecotourism & Sustainable Travel', 'Ethical Tourism', and 'Pro-Poor Tourism'). I have been contributor to and co-author of several guide books on sustainable travel (Guardian Books, Lonely Planet and Rough Guides), and have written articles published in a range of other national publications, including BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, Marie Claire, Resurgence, Sunday Times Travel magazine, and The Times.

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    • Green Traveller