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 started in 2006 - 'Green Traveller' - promotes sustainable tourism through words, pictures and film.

We use the latest filmmaking technologies, including animation and motion graphics, a range of interview techniques, and provide high quality Broll resolution up to 6k. We also use drones (I am CAA approved and so too are our other videographers), and we are experienced in making videos interactive and optimising video distribution on social media.

In addition, we run the consumer website,, which 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 British 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/journalist and consultant 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 was the consultant on sustainable tourism to the Travel Channel's six-part TV series 'How to holiday grenener', author of Sawday's 'Ecolodges and other green places to stay' (worldwide), co-author of Rough Guides' award-winning book 'Clean Breaks - 500 New Ways to See the World', and have contributed to several other guide books on sustainable travel for Guardian Books and Lonely Planet. I have also written articles about sustainable travel in a range of other national publications, including BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, Family Traveller, Marie Claire, Resurgence/Ecologist, Sunday Times Travel magazine, and The Times.

  • Work
    • Green Traveller