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,, 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