Get To Know Us

The Good Travel Guide editorial team

We are committed to responsible tourism because we are worried about tourism becoming increasingly unsustainable for the planet and for the travel destinations. We hope to motivate travellers to change their unsustainable behaviour.

So many tourists contribute to the climate crisis by flying too much and they spoil the most beautiful places on earth through a lack of respect. Although tourism will never be entirely sustainable, travellers can become more responsible – and this is easy. Some destination and businesses leaders do their best to respect their local community and their environment, to make their destination a better place. It is our aim to present them to 'green travellers' like you, because they deserve it.

Our GREEN values

We work closely with Green Destinations and learn that the letters G.R.E.E.N. have a meaning that is easy to remember:

Genuine

Supporting the authentic celebration of culture, tradition and local life.

Responsible

Behaving respectfully to the local community and to local values; avoiding exploitation of people, nuisance and impacts to residents.

Economically sustainable

Supporting local crafts and businesses and trying to avoid international outlets.

Environment and climate

Limiting the carbon, water and waste footprint of travel by reducing air miles and avoiding large cruise ships; or offset travel CO2.

Nature and scenery

Helping to protect scenic views, landscapes, natural habitats and wildlife.

Get featured in this guide

Are you a sustainable destination, a responsible business or a non profit for green tourism?
Get in contact with us! We will need more information about how sustainable and responsible your travel offer is, checked against our G.R.E.E.N. criteria.

The Good Travel Map

Some of the destination pages in this guide have a map showing the range of responsible activities or accomodations on offer. These maps display attractions, business and travel products that do not compromise sustainability. Businesses certified for sustainability are shown automatically. In addition, businesses and travel products can be shown after they have been checked against our criteria by an independent panel.

The Good Travel Seal

Businesses that are committed to our GREEN values can  display our green Good Travel Seal when they are checked by independent experts.

Meet the team

ALBERT SALMAN
Team Leader and
Editor-in-Chief

SEEMA THAKUR
WordPress Administrator

AB HOOGLAND
Part-time Volunteer
for Hike & Bike

TIKA LUBIS
Managing Editor and
Web Development

CAMILLA GAMMERI
WordPress Editor,
Trainee (Italy)

PAULA RADMAN
Content Editor,
Trainee (Croatia/NL)

Page Editors

VALENTINE ZHENG
Editor for Germany & Taiwan

DIOGO NEVES
Editor for Portugal

NARSH GIBBS
Editor for Dutch Caribbean

FLORE VESSEUR
Editor for Nijmegen & Berg en Dal

YUWI JAMAL
Content Editor,
past intern (Indonesia)

MARIA JALWAN
WordPress Editor,
past intern (Lebanon)

JULIE HEALY
WordPress Editor,
past volunteer (UK)