World Nomads & KILROY Announce Partnership to Serve the UK Market

KILROY enters UK market having served over 180,000 customers annually in the Scandinavian and Benelux regions


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  • KILROY enters UK market having served over 180,000 customers annually in the Scandinavian and Benelux regions
  • World Nomads to make significant investment in tech platform

Media Release: London World Nomads Travel Insurance, a global leader in cover for the adventure travel market, is proud to announce its partnership with KILROY, the renowned youth and student travel agency, as they make their entry into the UK market.

KILROY, established in Denmark in 1991 and now the largest youth and student travel agency in the Nordic region, has chosen World Nomads as its preferred travel insurance partner. This partnership aims to provide KILROY’s customers with flexible travel insurance options as part of their travel experience, catering to the unique needs of young travellers and students.

Online Program and Future Expansion

KILROY will kickstart the partnership with an initial online travel insurance offering. The youth and student travel agency's entry into the UK market is a long-term investment with plans for physical stores across the country, with the first of these opening in Bristol this month. For their part, World Nomads is investing in the development of a practical technology platform and agency infrastructure dedicated to the UK market, ensuring seamless customer experiences.

Strategic Alignment

This collaboration aligns with World Nomads' growth plans following the recent opening of its UK branch. Leveraging their UK based operations, World Nomads aims to bring its brand to new partners in the B2B2C space, expanding its reach and impact in the UK market. The partnership with KILROY is seen by World Nomads as a hugely positive affirmation of their credentials in this space.

Shared Values

Jonathan Frankham, World Nomads UK & EU General Manager, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating:

“KILROY’s principles of local and slow travel, personal growth, adventure and sustainability resonate with World Nomads' core values, emphasizing responsible and ethical travel. This partnership is about inspiring and educating young travellers on the importance of ethical travel practices and the value of World Nomad travel insurance.

“World Nomads has a rich history of serving travellers worldwide and we have successfully navigated the competitive B2C and B2B markets. Together with KILROY, we want to inspire a generation of travellers who not only seek adventure but also prioritize safety, sustainability, and cultural immersion. We're excited to be a part of their journey wherever that may take them.”

Niclas Lundquist, KILROY UK Commercial Director, says “At KILROY, our commitment goes beyond just offering exceptional travel experiences. We recognise our responsibility of providing a complete and competitive solution to our customers, which is why we're thrilled to announce our partnership with World Nomads. Their best-in-class products combined with extensive market knowledge makes them the ideal partner for us.”

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About World Nomads

World Nomads is a fast-growing, global travel insurance company. We provide inspirational stories, safety tips and specialized travel insurance for adventurous and independent travelers. Our online travel insurance offers cover to travelers from more than 100 countries and allows you to buy and claim online, 24/7, even while already traveling.

Our travel insurance focuses on what we believe is important to travelers: emergency medical and evacuation costs, baggage, trip cancellation, trip delay and trip interruption costs. We also offer cover for more than 150 adventure sports and activities, plus tech and gear. Our policies are underwritten by a suite of specialist travel insurers that provide 24/7 emergency assistance, customer service and claims support, making us a top choice for many of the world's leading adventure, independent and youth travel brands.

World Nomads is a part of the nib Group which provides health and medical insurance to more than 1.5 million Australian and New Zealand residents. We also provide health insurance to more than 170,000 international students and workers in Australia and are Australia’s third-largest travel insurer and global distributor of travel insurance through our business nib Travel.


Established in Denmark in 1991, KILROY has grown into the largest youth and student travel agency in the Nordic region. Operating in eight markets across the Nordics, Benelux, and now the UK, KILROY specializes in transformative adventures for young travellers, including working holidays, backpacking journeys, volunteer projects, and epic road trips. For over three decades, KILROY has been dedicated to making travel affordable for young people while promoting cultural understanding and tolerance.

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