TRANSFORMING TRAVEL (2018)
Published in January 2018, Transforming Travel - realising the potential of sustinable tourism presents an urgent argument for transforming tourism so it can reach its potential to promote tolerance, restore communities and regenerate habitats, while providing a vital guide for anyone looking to develop the sustainable tourism enterprises and destinations needed to do so.
'Transforming Travel' is superb, touching, fresh and thought-provoking. If you believe in the possibility of improving our world through travel, it is a must read.
Kelley Louise, Executive Director, Impact Travel Alliance“
A fresh and optimistic agenda setting book for sustainable tourism. Innovative and full of inspiring examples”
Xavier Font, professor of Sustainable Tourism Communication, University of Surrey
"This concise book is full of inspiration, optimism and hope for creating a more sustainable tourism industry... must be read by tourism managers, entrepreneurs and policy-makers, as it will encourage them to revisit their operational practices and strategies, and realise the potential of their organisations to drive positive social change through travel and tourism."
Richard Aquino, Journal of Ecotourism
"As a green ideas guide and tool book for tourism administrators, decision-makers, green tourism entrepreneurs and eco-friendly hotel managers (especially in large chains with long arms and big pockets where anything is possible) the book succeeds 100%."
Antonis Petropoulos, Editor, Ecoclub.com
"[A] provocative and enlightening book... critical, realistic and positive...
a hopeful book, one which would be of interest to students of tourism, practitioners and policy-makers around the globe.... I can personally relate to virtually every page in this book; these are issues that are in my mind constantly."
Paul Wilkinson, Anatolia Journal of tourism and hospitality research
CLEAN BREAKS (2009)
Rough Guides published it in August 2009, and then relaunched it in 2010 under the name 'Great Escapes'. It sold around 30,000 copies.
"The selection and presentation are inspired: this is a beguilingly simple, tactile compendium brimming with solid research and good writing."
Dan Linstead, Editor of Wanderlust Magazine
"When planning a holiday, what you're looking for are good ideas - and this book is chock-a-block with them... Before planning your next break, this book, by Richard Hammond and Jeremy Smith, is well worth perusing."
Frank Barret, Travel Editor, The Mail on Sunday's Book of the Week
"What I really like are travel books that make you desperate to visit the places they describe - Clean Breaks does this, and, best, it does it for every continent."
The New Yorker
"Fab book, brilliantly researched, and makes me very green... with envy, that I didn't write it, of course."
Catherine Mack, Irish Times
"I should warn you the moment you start reading you will want to organise your perfect trip! Perhaps it should come with a health warning to be read only when you've just been paid... or when you've got lots of annual leave to use."
Liverpool Daily Post
"The book is an entrancing collection of unspoiled, culturally rich places that revive an explorer's spirit."
Joanna Kakissis, World Hum
"It is a special piece of travel publishing, one far more ambitious than anything I've seen from its competitors."
Ethan Gelber, WHL.travel
"Lush material for either planning or daydreaming."
The Green Life
"This book is a real pleasure – something you’ll pick up and daydream over time and again. "
There’s no better reading material for a green globetrotter.
Nov 2016: PROGRESS IN RESPONSIBLE TOURISM: Sustainability communication in the tourism and hospitality industry (co-written with Prof Xavier Font)
Dec 2014: ADVENTURES LESS ORDINARY: Good For Animals: How to work for, not against, conservation