Karen Simmonds


Karen Simmonds is the founder of the award winning travel concierge Travel Matters and the Make Travel Matter campaign. Having travelled extensively and worked in Germany, France and Portugal, she now lives in London, UK. She loves adventures and  travelling for pleasure as well as work, visiting different places and meeting new partners. She is passionate about building awareness and engagement about how we can travel responsibly and in a sustainable way, sharing good practice with travellers as to how their travel choices and decisions can have a positive impact on the communities they visit. She is a committed and passionate responsible travel ambassador. Karen Simmonds can be followed on LinkedIn  Facebook and Instagram

25 May 2021

How can travel and tourism help protect our oceans?

I’ve always been a lover of the sea, be it for the pleasure of swimming in it or being close by. Let’s face it there are […]
9 April 2021

Are you thinking about Net Zero emission targets?

The UK is hosting COP26 in November and in preparation to this important assembly, the COP hosted a climate and development meeting. On listening in, the […]
2 March 2021

Optimism and hope as we build back better

There is a sense of optimism and hope in the air. The season is changing. Spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere as we edge out […]
19 January 2021

Holiday: Literally speaking it means a “holy day”

The word is Christian in origin, although in many English-speaking countries, it is widely used and accepted to wish people a “Happy Holiday,” regardless of a […]
14 December 2020

Can our global efforts to combat Covid-19 teach us to work collectively with climate change?

Last week, the UK started the vaccination of care workers, front line staff and elderly people across our nation. With many heralding the day of this […]
5 November 2020

Make your travel matter!

In these challenging times we must all play our part – stay at home! The new England wide lockdown begins on Thursday 5 November. If you […]
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