World Nomads -- Not your average Travel Insurance company

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Ever since World Nomads burst onto the scene 3 years ago they have continued to redefine what it is to be a travel insurance company. Perhaps that's why leading travel brands such as Lonely Planet and Intrepid travel have partnered with this unique and innovative company.

It’s simply about giving something back

Trouble can trip you up wherever you’re traveling -- whether it’s an accident, an illness or your stuff is stolen -- and it’s almost guaranteed travelers won’t see it coming. The travel safety experts at World Nomads not only catch travelers when they fall, they’ve also put together a toolkit of products & services that look out for travelers ahead of strife and keep them traveling safely.

World Nomads offers travel insurance specifically for adventurous and independent travelers. World Nomads are the only travel insurance provider that allows travelers to buy their policy even after they’ve left home, extend their policy indefinitely and make claims online while they’re still away, from anywhere in the world. It covers items like iPods and digital cameras, as well as overseas evacuation, adventure sports and the things that other insurers baulk at.

To head off trouble before travelers get in it, when new members take out a policy they can choose to receive the latest independent real-time security advice relevant to their destinations and receive this via SMS to their mobile/cell phone or by e-mail. If, for example, there’s a terrorist attack in the area they're in, they will be updated and advised of the best action to take to ensure their personal safety.

And to help notify relatives that they're safe (and share their adventure stories), World Nomads offers policy holders an online travel journal -- essentially their own travel blog - through which they can share their travel experiences with friends, family and other travelers.

These three services go a long way towards keeping nomads traveling safely but if they want to take ‘responsible travel’ one step further, travelers are invited to give a little back to the communities they’re visiting. The Footprints program supports a range of community projects around the world. They can choose to make a small donation to the project of their choice when they sign up for their travel insurance. Over 88% of people have chosen to contribute and this has raised nearly $80,000 in the last year.

“It’s simply about giving something back,“ says World Nomads Managing Director Simon Monk. “We know our customers travel to some of the most isolated areas on earth, way off the beaten track, often relying on the gracious hospitality of local communities.”

World Nomads also partners with some of the best insurers in the world to provide unique but financially secure travel insurance to their customers. These include Allianz Australia, Allianz New Zealand, and World Access. World Nomads comprehensive travel insurance policies are well priced for the independent traveler and there is no extra charge for using the red24 or Travel Journal services.

For further information or to obtain an insurance policy for your next trip, visit World Nomads

Media Enquiries: Chris Noble, Global Marketing Manager, World Nomads

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