Welcome to Ethical Traveller. have been writing about ethical, green, responsible, eco, sustainable travel, call it what you will, for the last six years, after completing a Masters degree in Responsible Tourism Management. During this time I have written about the issues of ethical travel not only in my columns in National Geographic Traveller Magazine, The Irish Times and Green Parent Magazine, but also in UK newspapers and magazines, where I am given an opportunity to share some of my travel experiences and tell you about some of the inspiring people I have met on the way. These people are totally committed to improving the impacts of travel around the world, and have created some exemplary, exciting tourism products. Giving these people a voice is what I care about most, as they are the ones making a difference and so it was a great honour to win the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award for Best in Responsible Tourism Writing 2011 at this year’s World Travel Market in London.
I am Irish, but based in London, so forgive me if the website is slightly weighted towards the greenest island of them all. I hope that the majority will be of interest to anyone who finds their way to the site, and that they might provide a useful source of information for your travels. I recently wrote a travel app called Ireland Green Travel, available for iphone and Android, which you can also follow on its own Twitter page or Facebook. My recent travels have taken me to some beautiful yurts in Lanzarote, swimming from island to island in Croatia, and strolling along the pink granite coast of Brittany. I am heading to the far side of the Atlantic to write about responsible travel in New York State, and will also be kayaking and wild camping along County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. I also hope very much to make it to Palestine this year to write about some fascinating community tourism projects there.
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