World Nomads Joins Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF)

ATCF members provide direct funding to support natural and cultural projects in worldwide destinations.


Fit Asian woman trekking in tropical rainforest, crossing riverbed on fallen tree trunk functioning as a bridge, with early morning mist Photo © Getty Images / Martin Puddy

New York, April 5th, 2024: World Nomads is proud to announce their membership in the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF), an international nonprofit focused on funding on-the-ground conservation projects around the world. The ATCF provides members in the travel and outdoor industry an avenue to directly support projects that are critical to protecting the future of adventure travel.

“Adventure and outdoor organizations have an opportunity to come together as members of the ATCF to protect international travel destinations where we all love to explore, learn and play,” says Soraya Shattuck, ATCF Executive Director. “Without the conservation of these unique environments, cultures and communities, we risk losing the very experiences that we seek when we travel.”

World Nomads, a leading travel insurance provider, has already been supporting ATCF for several years though its micro-donation program, Footprints. When purchasing a travel insurance policy, customers have the option to make a micro-donation to one of several community and conservation-based projects. Several projects over the years have been in partnership with ATCF, including work to protect sharks in Panama, save endangered macaws in Brazil and clean up trash in the Mt. Everest region.

"Now, with our partnership officially established, we're excited to expand our support and make an even greater impact together," says Christina Tunnah, World Nomads General Manager of Global Marketing & Brands.

The adventure tourism industry is highly dependent on conserving the world’s natural and cultural resources, which is why World Nomads and ATCF members from across the globe are uniting to protect threatened communities, cultures and wild places for current and future generations. Once a year, the ATCF awards grants to organizations seeking conservation funding. Grant recipients are nominated and voted on by members of ATCF, whose membership dues fund the chosen conservation projects.

“Responsible and sustainable travel are at the center of World Nomad’s ethos,” says Tunnah. “Our customers are looking for authentic adventures and rich cultural experiences when they travel. Supporting ATCF helps ensure our Nomads can continue to enjoy the things they love for years to come.”

Both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, which may include conservation groups, indigenous people groups, tour operators, or accommodations, can receive project funding from ATCF. To learn more about the funding criteria, or to apply for a future ATCF grant, please visit the projects page on the ATCF website.  To learn more about joining ATCF and becoming a member organization supporting global conservation, please visit


Since 2002, World Nomads has been protecting, connecting and inspiring adventurous and independent travelers by offering specialized travel insurance and safety advice.

Our travel insurance products cover travelers from more than 100 countries. World Nomads focuses on what we believe is important to travelers: emergency medical and evacuation costs, baggage cover, trip cancellation, trip delay and trip interruption costs. We offer cover for more than 150 adventure sports and activities, plus tech and gear. We believe travelers have the responsibility to give back, and through our Footprints program, customers can add a small donation to the price of their policy to help fund a community development project with one of World Nomads’ global nonprofit and charity partners.

We are part of a suite of global specialist travel insurers owned by nib Group, Australia’s third-largest provider of travel insurance and a leading global distributor of travel insurance through nib Travel.  nib Group also provides health and medical insurance to more than 1.6 million Australian and New Zealand residents and more than 200,000 international students and workers in Australia.

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Soraya Shattuck, Executive Director of the ATCF