Richard Hammond is a writer and videographer (self-shooting producer/director) specialising in sustainable travel and tourism. In 2006, he founded the media agency 'Green Traveller', which promotes low-carbon travel and positive-impact adventure through words, photos, and film. His most recent work has been a feature for the Financial Times about a green weekend in London, a series of articles about sustainable travel in Switzerland for National Geographic, and a series of short films about ecotourism in protected areas for an EU project DestiMED Plus.
Richard was previously the Guardian's eco travel correspondent (2004-2008) and the editor-in-chief of the trade newswire TravelMole (1999-2003, establishing its sustainable tourism newsletter in 1999). He has also been the Editor of Sawday's Green Places to Stay, Editor of Green Hotelier, Travel Editor of National Geographic GREEN, author of the Responsible Traveller column in Geographical – the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, and he has co-authored and contributed to several books on sustainable travel (Guardian Books, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides). His latest book, The Green Traveller - conscious adventure that doesn't cost the earth, was published in 2022 by Pavilion Books.