Richard Hammond

Writer and Filmmaker in Wiltshire, UK

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I'm the Executive Producer of Greentraveller Productions, a media agency I founded in 2006 that specialises in sustainable tourism, biodiversity conservation and adventure through writing, photography and film production (I am CAA-approved for using drones). I have produced over 50 videos for the public and private sector, including hoteliers and tour operators, national tourist boards and international organisations, such as the World Travel and Tourism Council's 'Transforming Our World' series. I also oversee our Greentraveller's Guides that promote low carbon holidays "for inquisitive travellers looking for local character and adventure".

Previously, I was the Guardian's eco travel correspondent (2004-2008) and prior to that the editor-in-chief of the travel industry newswire TravelMole (1999-2003). In 2010, I instigated the Guardian's Green Travel List and co-authored Rough Guide's eco travel book: "Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World". I was the Travel Editor of National Geographic GREEN magazine and Managing Editor of Sawdays worldwide guide to 'Green Places to Stay', and have contributed to green travel guides published by Guardian Books and Lonely Planet. I have also written a regular column on sustainable travel in National Geographic Traveller magazine and wrote the 'Responsible Traveller' column in Geographical (the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society), and have written extensively on the subject in a range of other publications, including BBC Countryfile, BBC Wildlife, Observer, Ecologist/Resurgence, Sunday Times Travel magazine, The Times, and Wanderlust.

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    • Greentraveller Productions