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Some of the press coverage for Responsible Travel including our campaigns and Responsible Tourism Awards.
a snapshot...
June 2011: Justin talks about CSR and hotels for BBC FastTrack
Coverage here
June 2011: Featured in the top 50 travel websites for The Independent
Coverage here
June 2011: Press trip to Guatemala
Read it here
some highlights from 2011...

June 2011

BBC FastTrack
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.

May 2011

Sydney Morning Herald - 29 May
Volunteer holidays, quotes from Krissy Roe, for the Sydney Morning Herald.

some highlights from 2010...

Oct 2010

Msafiri Magazine - Kenya Airways inflight
Ecotourism - Saint or Sinner feature written by's Justin Francis. You can download the pdf version

July 2010

Express – 18 July
Crackdown on tourists' photos of rare animals. Read it here

June 2010

Tnooz – 25 June 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

May 2010

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 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 Responsible Travel. Read it here

Telegraph – 01 May
Tiger tourism in India: the case against, by Justin Francis. Read it here

April 2010

Green Hotelier – 26 April launches Q and A. Read it here

Metro – 23 April
Responsible Tourism Awards launch with Simon Reeve. Read it here

Get Married– 23 April for honeymoons. Read it here

USA Today – 22 April
Feature on adventure tourism with mention of Responsible Travel. Read it here

Time Out – 09 April
Ghana product mention. Read it here

March 2010

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

Country Living, page 82 February 2010

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

Independent on Sunday, New Review, page 19 January 2010

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 Responsible Travel. 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)
Conde Nast Traveller, page 46: Justin Francis
Ethical Performance – 1 January
Full-page story about dropping offsets

Ethical Traveler – January
Carbon Offsets: The New Medieval Pardoning System? Read it here

some highlights from 2009...

December 2009

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

November 2009

Southern California Public Radio – 20 November
Pay more, pollute more? The problem with carbon off-sets. Listen here.

The Independent, page 2: Responsible Travel carbon offsets debate 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 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’s decision to remove offsets. Listen here.

October 2009

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.

September 2009

Sunday Mirror – 27 September
Recommends's single parent holidays.

The Guardian – 5 September
Walking article recommends's Egypt trekking holiday.

August 2009

Independent on Sunday – 30 August's UFO shaped eco accommodation in Ireland recommended for kids.

The National, Dubai – August
Detailing survey from showing that holidaymakers exaggerate their travel tales

July 2009

London Paper – 21 July
Launch of Responsible Hotels of the World collection, from Responsible Travel including eco getaways chosen by the editor using's criteria.

The Guardian – 11 July
Writer reviews La Source, a Responsible Travel 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 whale watching tour recommended.

June 2009 VISION – 28 June
Justin Francis from Responsible Travel says global green accreditation can’t work.

ES magazine (with Evening Standard) – 19 June recommended in Hettie Harvey’s ‘check out’ column

May 2009

TTG Online - 18 May becomes a travel agent .

Mirror - 16 May

West Usk lighthouse on Responsible Travel 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 Responsible Travel. "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.

April 2009

Which? Holiday - April
Review of – “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's Policy Manager, Holly Foat is this month’s ‘expert’ answering questions on volunteer travel.

BBC Wildlife magazine – April's Policy Manager Holly Foat writes to the editor about animal welfare and tourism.

March 2009

Breaking Travel news – 19 March
Water footprint – tips on conserving water whilst on holiday – 16 March
Cheryl Cole effect – Responsible Travel sees x12 increase in Kilimanjaro holidays 

BBC Radio 5 Live Morning Reports - 14 March

Interview with Justin about Cheryl Cole effect – Responsible Travel sees x12 increase in Kilimanjaro holidays

Travel Trade Gazette - 13 March

Cheryl Cole effect – sees x12 increase in Kilimanjaro holidays

The Observer– 8 March

Eco friendly weddings, comments on the 144% increase it has seen in demand for honeymoons in the UK last year

Travel Trade Gazette – 6 March

Photo of's half marathon staff running team in Brighton p.20

Travel Trade Gazette – 5 March

Large feature on train research from Responsible Travel – booking trains to the continent is currently too difficult for travellers – 4 March

Train research from Responsible Travel – 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 Responsible Travel which shows that booking trains to the continent is currently too difficult for travellers

You and Your Wedding – March has “ fabulous inspiring honeymoons with a greener twist!”

February 2009 – 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 “Forget Twitter; websites dedicated to the travel community are the places to log on. Make recommendations, get advice, even book a holiday…check out…”

The Guardian – 14 February
Double page article on Dhow sailing in Kenya resulting from a press trip set up with Diamond Beach - Responsible Travel member.

The Sunday Herald – 10 February
Article with quote from Justin about the benefits and rise in holistic holidays from our press release. – 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“…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.

January 2009

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 with quotes from Michael Palin’s entry on the site.

The Guardian – 10 January
Large article about kayaking in Kerala on a Responsible Travel 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 has seen for holidays in Cuba, Syria, Turkey. Endearingly referring to us as, ‘THE boffins at Responsible Travel 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…’ – 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’s members disapprove for the plans for Heathrow’s third runway.

The Sunday Herald – 30 January
Rise in holistic holidays.
a snapshot of 2008...
Jan 2008: Travel company audit with The Telegraph.
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Apr 2008: Justin and the company featured in business section of The Sunday Times.
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Jul 2008: Justin discussed volunteering holidays on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.
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Oct 2008: Justin live with Kate Humble on BBC Radio 4's Excess Baggage.
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