Some of the press coverage for responsibletravel.com including our campaigns and Responsible Tourism Awards.
|June 2011: Justin talks about CSR and hotels for BBC FastTrack
|June 2011: Featured in the top 50 travel websites for The Independent
|June 2011: Press trip to Guatemala
Read it here
Justin on hotels and CSR for BBC FastTrack
Mail on Sunday - 6 June
Fiona Phillips writes about the Great Ocean Road and our Great Ocean Road Insiders' guide in theMail on Sunday
The Guardian - 4 June
Explorer columnist writes about a trip we set up to visit one of our members, Nitun, in Guatemala where he explored off the beaten track Mayan ruins, for The Guardian
The Daily Mail - 25 May
Volunteer holidays - recommends working with rescued chimps in Spain, for The Daily Mail
The Independent - 30 April
50 Best Travel Websites
: This site 'sets the standard for responsible tourism websites, as you'd hope it would', says Howard. It promotes 'responsible' holidays on behalf of the local and international operators that advertise through it.
Korea Herald - 10 June
Article about responsible tourism and Bali
. Quotes from Krissy Roe.
Sydney Morning Herald - 29 May
Volunteer holidays, quotes from Krissy Roe, for the Sydney Morning Herald
Msafiri Magazine - Kenya Airways inflight
Ecotourism - Saint or Sinner feature written by responsibletravel.com's Justin Francis. You can download the pdf version
Express – 18 July
Crackdown on tourists' photos of rare animals. Read it here
Tnooz – 25 June
responsiblevacation.com launches in the US. Read it here
Metro – 11 June
Eco-venture: Take your conscience on holiday. Read it here
BBC Radio 4 – 7 June
Traveller's Tree - travel in the recession. Listen to it here
The Independent – 27 May
How the independent tourism sector will cater for the rising demand for eco-travel. Read it here
Year out Group – 25 May
Volunteering with quote from Justin Francis. Read it here
Time Out – 21 May
Edgy escapes including rt.com Colombia. Read it here
Travel Daily– 14 May
Lanzarote guide launch. Read it here
Perth Now (Sunday Times) – 3 May
Tiger tourism story quoting Justin Francis. Read it here
Ecologist – 6 May
Guide to Green Travel includes responsibletravel.com. Read it here
Telegraph – 01 May
Tiger tourism in India: the case against, by Justin Francis. Read it here
Green Hotelier – 26 April
Iknowagreatplace.com launches Q and A. Read it here
Metro – 23 April
Responsible Tourism Awards launch with Simon Reeve. Read it here
Get Married– 23 April
responsibletravel.com for honeymoons. Read it here
USA Today – 22 April
Feature on adventure tourism with mention of responsibletravel.com. Read it here
Time Out – 09 April
Ghana product mention. Read it here
Intelligent Life – March
Hotels with a social conscience. Read it here
BThere (Brussels in-flight magazine) – March
West Africa product, and tips from Justin Francis. Read it here
Independent – 30 March
Quote from Justin on responsible travel. Read it here
Telegraph – 08 March
10 of the best whale watching holidays. Read it here
Independent – 27 February
Mali product mention. Read it here
Guardian – 26 February
British summer holidays long haul. Read it here
Metro – 25 February
Feature on Middle East . Read it here
Independent – 23 February
Assessing the rise in charity trekking holidays. Read a clipping here
CityAM– 15 February
Product mention in Canadian adventures travel feature. Read it here
Country Living– February
Green Getaways. Read it here
Lonely Planet Magazine– February
Cambodia with Carpe Diem. Read it here
The Guardian – 26 January
News story on Machu Picchu floods with quote from Claire Southern. Read it here
BBC fast:track – 31 January
fast:track examines carbon offsetting with Justin Francis. Watch it here
The Times – 30 January
50 Great holidays for under £500 Transylvania holiday accommodation from responsibletravel.com. Read it here
Wall Street Journal– 29 January
Quote from Justin on volunteering. Read it here
The Independent on Sunday, The New Review – 24 January
Extreme family holiday at Preseli Venture Lodge. Read it here
The Times – 17 January
Farmstays go global feature including Gecko Villa Thani Thailand. Read it here
The Independent on Sunday – 3 January
100 holiday ideas for 2010: Green. Read it here
Tesco Magazine – January
Adventure calls - activity holidays in the UK. View it here
The National – 2 January
Forty places to change your world. Read it here
Conde Nast Traveller Magazine – January
Justin interviewed as one of three eco pioneers on what it means to be green. (p 46)
Ethical Performance – 1 January
Full-page story about dropping offsets
Ethical Traveler – January
Carbon Offsets: The New Medieval Pardoning System? Read it here
The Times – 2 December
Business pages – offsetting story mention
Metro – 4 December
Norway winter double page feature. Press trip with Activities Abroad. Read it here
LA Times – 23 December
ResponsibleTravel company cancels carbon offsets. Read it here
South Australia Tourism Commission – 23 December
Youtube video of Justin Francis discussing sustainable tourism practices. Watch it here
Southern California Public Radio – 20 November
Pay more, pollute more? The problem with carbon off-sets. Listen here.
New York Times – 17 November
Paying More for Flights Eases Guilt, Not Emissions. Read here.
Responsible Tourism Awards – 11 November
Press coverage of our Responsible Tourism Awards 2009.
Harold Goodwin’s blog – 07 November
responsibletravel.com removes offsets. Read here.
The Independent – 07 November
Ethical travel company drops carbon offsetting. Read here.
BBC Radio 4, You and Yours – 06 November
Justin Francis discusses responsibletravel.com’s decision to remove offsets. Listen here.
Carbon offsetting – October
See highlights from the press coverage of our decision to no longer offer carbon offsetting here.
The Irish Times – 24 October
Green agency pulls plug on carbon offsetting. Read here.
CBC Radio – 20 October
'As It Happens' programme - Part 3. Listen here.
Guardian Environment online – 16 October
Responsible Travel has ditched offsetting flights and holidays for environmental reasons. Read here.
Sunday Mirror – 27 September
Recommends responsibletravel.com's single parent holidays.
The Guardian – 5 September
Walking article recommends responsibletravel.com's Egypt trekking holiday.
Independent on Sunday – 30 August
responsibletravel.com's UFO shaped eco accommodation in Ireland
recommended for kids.
The National, Dubai – August
Detailing survey from iknowagreatplace.com showing that holidaymakers exaggerate their travel tales
London Paper – 21 July
Launch of Responsible Hotels of the World collection, from responsibletravel.com including eco getaways chosen by the editor using responsibletravel.com's criteria.
The Guardian – 11 July
Writer reviews La Source, a responsibletravel.com member based in the Alps, offering responsible yoga and climbing holidays.
Metro – 10 July
Launch of Responsible Hotels of the World collection.
Harpers Bazaar Online – July
responsibletravel.com whale watching tour recommended.
Travelmole.com VISION – 28 June
Justin Francis from responsibletravel.com says global green accreditation can’t work
ES magazine (with Evening Standard) – 19 June
responsibletravel.com recommended in Hettie Harvey’s ‘check out’ column
TTG Online - 18 May
responsibletravel.com becomes a travel agent
Mirror - 16 May
West Usk lighthouse on responsibletravel.com recommended
Telegraph - 15 May
New regulations encouraging green fuels for use by Antarctic cruise ships. Comments from Justin Francis:
. “The proposed amendment is an essential step forward if we are to protect this area from the dangers of pollution," said Justin Francis, managing director of Responsibletravel.com. "It is essential that cruise operators in the region look now at changing their fuel or their ships in order to prepare properly for the future." Holly Foat is this month’s ‘expert’ answering questions on volunteer travel.
Which? Holiday - April
Review of www.iknowagreatplace.com – “seeks to offer its members specialist knowledge, tips and travel advice on destinations, with an emphasis on ethical travel…” & “This easy-to-navigate site…allows you to post pictures, make friends and share travel diaries and discussions with others. The ability to set privacy controls on your account is a feature we like.” And “another great feature is the ‘My alert’s tool, which sends a message to your account when new content has been added or updated on subjects that you have registered an interest in.”
Lonely Planet – April
responsibletravel.com's Policy Manager, Holly Foat is this month’s ‘expert’ answering questions on volunteer travel
BBC Wildlife magazine – April
responsibletravel.com's Policy Manager Holly Foat writes to the editor about animal welfare and tourism
Breaking Travel news – 19 March
Water footprint – tips on conserving water whilst on holiday
Guardian.co.uk – 16 March
Cheryl Cole effect – responsibletravel.com sees x12 increase in Kilimanjaro holidays
BBC Radio 5 Live Morning Reports - 14 March
Interview with Justin about Cheryl Cole effect – responsibletravel.com sees x12 increase in Kilimanjaro holidays
Travel Trade Gazette - 13 March
Cheryl Cole effect – responsibletravel.com sees x12 increase in Kilimanjaro holidays
The Observer– 8 March
Eco friendly weddings, responsibletravel.com comments on the 144% increase it has seen in demand for honeymoons in the UK last year
Travel Trade Gazette – 6 March
Photo of responsibletravel.com's half marathon staff running team in Brighton p.20
Travel Trade Gazette – 5 March
Large feature on train research from responsibletravel.com – booking trains to the continent is currently too difficult for travellers
Travelmole.co.uk – 4 March
Train research from responsibletravel.com – booking trains to the continent is currently too difficult for travellers
Observer – 1 March
Lisa Bachelor, Observer’s Consumer Affairs Correspondent writes about research from responsibletravel.com which shows that booking trains to the continent is currently too difficult for travellers
You and Your Wedding – March
responsibletravel.com has “ fabulous inspiring honeymoons with a greener twist!”
Travelmole.com – 16 February
Article detailing the rise in self catering holidays,
with quotes and stats from Justin via recent press release.
The New York Times – 15 February
Article encouraging the cruise industry to cut carbon emissions, with quotes from Justin.
The Independent – 15 February
The Independent on Sunday's ‘Hot List’, mentions all things ‘hot, hot, hot’ to check out, including iknowagreatplace.com... “Forget Twitter; websites dedicated to the travel community are the places to log on. Make recommendations, get advice, even book a holiday…check out…iknowagreatplace.com.”
The Guardian – 14 February
Double page article on Dhow sailing in Kenya
resulting from a press trip set up with Diamond Beach - responsibletravel.com member.
The Sunday Herald – 10 February
Article with quote from Justin about the benefits and rise in holistic holidays
from our press release.
Travelmole.com – 3 February
Article about Good Business’ research on how travellers want more information about the environmental impact of their holidays
– quote from Justin.
Woman – 2 February
Glowing description of the launch of Iknowagreatplace.com:“…Looking for authentic insider travel advice for you next trip?...which includes travel tips from Michael Palin, and Kate Humble…”
Sunday Mirror (Homes and Holidays) – 1 February
Valentines on a budget - our Cornwall accommodation in Fowey - special offer with bubbly!
Also mentions the new Honeymoon vouchers scheme.
The Independent, The Traveller – 3 January
Article calling on the expertise of ‘key players’ in the industry to forecast travel in 2009
- Justin gives his views on hot destinations for 2009, changes in trends etc.
The Independent on Sunday – 4 January
An article all about Launch of iknowagreatplace.com
with quotes from Michael Palin’s entry on the site.
The Guardian – 10 January
Large article about kayaking in Kerala
on a responsibletravel.com holiday.
The Independent – 11 January
Krissy explains how it is possible to take a good value responsible holiday
Travel Mole - 16 January
Article detailing reactions
over Heathrow’s plans for a third runway, quotes from Justin and other travel industry experts.
The Australian – 17 January
Article all about ‘staycations’
and holidaying at home, quoting Justin about the rise in ‘home holidays’ also mentions the rise in interest that rt.com has seen for holidays in Cuba, Syria, Turkey. Endearingly referring to us as, ‘THE boffins at responsibletravel.com predict a further increase in traditional holidays close to home…’!
Mail on Sunday You magazine, Green Scene column – 18 January
Article highlighting that eco and responsible holidays
don’t have to be camping, trekking and volunteering, there is no need to lose the luxury factor just because its eco! ‘For a comprehensive guide to the best sustainable holidays, visit responsibletravel.com…’
ttg.live – 22 January
Article quoting Justin
with response to the third runway debate, also with a picture of Justin.
The Daily Telegraph – 24 January
75% of responsibletravel.com’s members
disapprove for the plans for Heathrow’s third runway.
The Sunday Herald – 30 January
Rise in holistic holidays.
Read more 2008 press coverage
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|Jan 2008: Travel company audit with The Telegraph.
|Apr 2008: Justin and the company featured in business section of The Sunday Times.
|Jul 2008: Justin discussed volunteering holidays on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.
|Oct 2008: Justin live with Kate Humble on BBC Radio 4's Excess Baggage.