Journalism, travel writing, blogging
My fortnightly column for World Travel Market, on current issues in responsible tourism, is published here. I regularly write about transformative tourism, overtourism, climate change, social media, rewilding and more.
My monthly newsletter for the World Travel & Tourism Council, featuring the top stories of the month in sustainable tourism, is published here.
I write regular freelance articles about tourism and/or sustainability for a range of publications.
All my recent articles are linked to below.
"His articles are some of the most read and commented on blogs on our website"
Paul Nelson, WTM Portfolio Press & PR Manager
New Book: Transforming Travel
My new book was published by CABI in December 2017. Transforming Travel - realising the potential of sustinable tourism presents an urgent argument for transforming tourism so it might reach its potential to promote tolerance, restore communities and regenerate habitats, while providing a vital guide for anyone looking to develop the successful sustainable tourism enterprises and destinations needed to do so.
Responsible Travel Guidebook
It’s the most comprehensive worldwide guide to unusual holidays and alternatives ways to travel that make a real difference to the lives of local people and the planet.
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
Jan 31, 2018: £22 for a sunlounger? Is no part of our holiday sacred?
Dec 5, 2017: How to redesign tourism to end #pointlessplastics
Aug 30, 2017: Using social media to do more than sell holidays
Aug 15, 2017: Why tourism needs to support rewilding initiatives
Aug 1, 2017: How can we truly measure tourism’s impact?
July 19, 2017: Could the world’s hotels run on renewable energy?
July 4, 2017: Why tourism finds it hard to talk about climate change
June 6, 2017: Pandora’s Paradox: social media, tourism and FOMO
Selected older articles
GREEN HOTELIER: Talking Point: Hotels can support indigenous tourism
AFRICA CONSERVATION: Tourism and poaching - silence is not an option
CHINA DIALOGUE: Rhino poaching campaign targets Chinese youth
CHINA DIALOGUE: Inside China’s booming cities
CHINA DIALOGUE: Tracking the rhino killers
CHINA DIALOGUE: Chinese mining fuels trade in Guinea’s apes