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Responsible Travel, Over-tourism and Travel Insurance, with Phil Sylvester


Responsible Travel, Over-tourism and Travel Insurance, with Phil Sylvester | #5

1hr 16mins

20 May 2020

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Phil Sylvester, Travel Safety Expert for World Nomads

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Phil Sylvester, Travel Safety Expert for World Nomads is available for interview. Phil has been keeping travelers safe since 2010 through articles, content and more recently as the co-host of World Nomad’s Podcast. He will talk about Summer 2019 Travel Trends and share tips and advice with your listeners. To schedule an interview with Phil Sylvester, please contact: Heather Huzovic, 516.412.4686 or heather.huzovic@gmail.com Phil Sylvester of World Nomads talks about Summer 2019 Travel Trends Summer is just around the corner so it’s time to have a look at the travel trends for 2019 and how they’re influencing the way we will travel these holidays. In an interview, Phil can talk about the the following travel trends, as well as their latest in the popular series of travel guides: SO, YOU THINK YOU KNOW MEXICO? THINK AGAIN!: Mexican culture doesn’t stop at margaritas and mariachi. With more than 60 different indigenous groups, global influences from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and civilizations that date back thousands of years, it’s a colorful and diverse place that can’t be easily defined. From rowdy, weeks-long fiestas to elegant colonial churches, ancient Maya temples and craft-brewing hipsters, Mexico offers endless variety. Phil can talk about underrated Mexican towns you must see, the mystery of the Muxes of southwest Mexico, festivals beyond Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos and standout colonial cites and towns. All of this is captured in the latest in the popular series of travel guides published by World Nomads.com Mexico: Where Nomads Go which is now available for free download. Not For Publication copy is available for media here. EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL: The number one trend Phil says they're seeing and endorsing is the increasing number of people who consciously collect experiences rather than possessions. Maybe it’s a backlash against consumerism, maybe its FOMO and YOLO, but who needs a house full of things when there’s a world to explore and experience. And that applies while we’re traveling too. A survey by Skift in 2018 found that 67% of travelers would rather spend their money on activities than on a nicer hotel. ECOTOURISM: We're all becoming aware that the planet is fragile and we’ve been doing a good job of destroying it for many years. The need to think green in everything we do is crucial. So why go to a place that’s been developed so much it no longer resembles the thing that attracted you in the first place? Fo

20 May 2019

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Travel Safely With World Nomads w/ Phil Sylvester

Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast

Joining me today is someone who serves as a lifeguard at one of Sydney’s beaches, who loves Aussie Rules football, and who knows more about travel insurance than almost any other human alive, Phil Sylvester, Head of Media and Communications for World Nomads.  We’re going to be diving into one of the most misunderstood, seemingly complex but incredibly important parts of traveling - travel insurance - throughout this podcast, and I’ll be peppering Phil with all the questions that have come my way from listeners, friends, and family plus a few of my own. Check out the full show notes

1hr 9mins

9 Apr 2019

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Meet Phil Sylvester, Head of PR and Media Communication World Nomads


In this episode, we talk about: [01.03] Phil Sylvester Background and World Nomads Intro [02.42] World Nomads Affiliate Partner [06.42] World Nomads is a community of like-minded travellers [08.48] World Nomads Insurance Policy [16.22] Insurance Claim [18.35] Future of Travel [19.50] World nomads is the world’s most loved adventure travel brand Link mentioned in this episode World Nomads | Nomadic Matt | 2GB Radio | Eurail Today episode brought to you by: Freedom X Fest Use Promo Code FXF10 to get 10% discount The song is by: il:lo - Jesenice Joakim Karud


19 Jul 2018

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Travel Insurance with Phil Sylvester podcast

Indie Travel Podcast (enhanced)

Travel insurance is an important part of any trip. But how do you know which policy is right for you? We talk with travel safety expert Phil Sylvester about all things travel insurance.


2 Jul 2018

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Phil Sylvester

Travel Tales

Direct from Sydney, Australia! Phil Sylvester of World Nomads checks in to talk about travel insurance: why you need it, why you don't, what is covers, and what were some of the strangest claims they've ever received. He also gives great Australia travel tips!

1hr 3mins

5 Apr 2018

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Episode #8 - Phil Sylvester From World Nomads

Travel Massive Podcast

We chat with Phil Sylvester, Chief Content Manager from World Nomads (www.worldnomads.com), the world's leading travel insurance service that helps travellers stay safe and travel more. Welcome to the Travel Massive podcast, an interview series with travel industry change-makers and pioneers, sharing their stories and insights. Your host is Holly Galbraith, tourism expert and also host of the Tourism Tweetup Podcast (www.gofuturemedia.com). In this podcast episode Phil shares insights into content marketing, giving back when we travel, creating a positive work culture and change in the industry. Highlights: How Phil went from traditional media to the online travel world "Travel can change your life and if you can travel safely you can keep travelling" On Content Marketing: People are using content to get their message out "Over 50% of companies around the world have some kind of content marketing" "Content is the way to cut through advertising and connect with people" "If people share their philosophy they will reward you by buying your product". On Work Culture: Secret to success is have a purpose. "World Nomads has always had a strong sense of purpose that people share that" "We are nomads and we encourage everybody who works here to time off to travel as much as they can and bring that knowledge with them back into the business". On Change in the Industry: World Nomads was one of the industry's earliest disruptive models by going to a web address and get your travel insurance policies emailed to you. Next big change will be in mobile to enhance the way we travel i.e no roaming fees, geo-located alerts, and personalization Stop worrying about privacy invasion and start embracing the technology On giving back: The Footprints Network - make a micro-donation when you purchase travel insurance to help a community project of your choice "We believe that as a traveller you are obliged to give back. These places have given you so much, they have helped enrich your life then there is an obligation to give back that's going to help them in a sustainable way improve their life and maintain their life for other travellers to enjoy as well" Businesses that want a corporate responsibility plan they can easily do that. Lots and lots of people doing a little will make a big difference. For more information: http://www.worldnomads.com http://footprintsnetwork.org/ Plus stay tuned for the new World Nomads app for travel insurance - coming soon. If you enjoyed this episode or you would like to submit feedback, please leave a comment or email podcast@travelmassive.com


15 Sep 2015

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017 Travel Safety Special - with Phil Sylvester of World Nomads

Travel Freedom Podcast

Subscribe on iTunes SHOW NOTES: www.5dollarplanet.com/017In this World Nomads Travel Safety Podcast episode:We discuss: The biggest mistake travellers make How do you know if someone is trustworthy on the road? One great method to avoid getting ripped off by taxis The safest thing to do if someone tries to mug you How to avoid being a target for crime The best ways for female solo travellers to stay safe Ways to make sure your insurance company will pay out on a claim. Safest way to look after your passport Why your insurance will not always cover you Quick fire round - Will your insurance cover you if......? Will your insurance pay out if you have had more than one beer?QUOTE:[tweetthis]Have 2 wallets. The mugging wallet and the real one hidden in your undies![/tweetthis] [tweetthis]Keep your ATM receipts in case you get robbed and need to claim insurance.[/tweetthis]  Weblinks from World Nomads Travel Safety PodcastWorld Nomads Insurance - Specifically designed for digital nomads, flashpackers, adventure & long term Travellers - Get a 5% Discount with our coupon code: WN5DP Trusted Housesitters.com - Use discount code 5DP to get a 15% discount on membership How to become a housesitting pro in just 3 months. TBEX - The Largest Travel bloggers event in the world.


19 Mar 2015