Richard Hammond

Writer and Filmmaker in Wiltshire, UK

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Writer and filmmaker specialising in sustainable travel and tourism. My media agency 'GT Films & Media' produces films about sustainability, life stories and adventure, and also runs greentraveller.co.uk, which promotes low carbon holidays for UK travellers.

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

Greentraveller.co.uk 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 guides to destinations (Green Traveller's Guides), car-free guides and step-by-step guides to flight-free routes to Europe by train and ferry, as well as ideas for specific green holidays at selected green places to stay that we have visited, as well as holidays (organised by a selection of reputable tour operators) that are reachable without flying. We also have an award-winning blog for news and information on low carbon travel.

I am a currently one of the evaluators of the World Travel and Tourism Council's 'Tourism for Tomorrow' Awards, 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), contributor to and author of several guide books on sustainable travel (including Guardian Books, Lonely Planet and Rough Guides), and have written articles published in a range of publications, including BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, National Geographic Traveller, Resurgence, Observer, Sunday Times Travel magazine, and The Times.

  • Work
    • Greentraveller Productions