Richard Hammond

Writer and Filmmaker in Wiltshire, UK

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Writer, filmmaker and storyteller specialising in sustainable travel and tourism. My media agency 'Green Traveller' promotes low carbon holidays, slow travel and sustainable adventure 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 4k resolution, and are experienced in making videos interactive and optimising video distribution across social media.

Our website,, was set up in 2006 and 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), car-free guides to protected areas, and step-by-step guides to flight-free routes by train and ferry to Europe and beyond, 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 about sustainable tourism worldwide.

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 journalist, editor and author 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