World Nomads Wins 2023 Global Youth Travel Award

World Nomads wins Extraordinary Experience category for Content Creator Scholarship campaign.


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Media Release: World Nomads, a globally recognized leader in travel insurance, travel experiences and responsible tourism, has been honored with the Extraordinary Experience Award at the 2023 WYSE Travel Confederation’s Global Youth Travel Awards. This award acknowledges World Nomads' exceptional commitment to providing young travelers with unique and transformative experiences.

For the Extraordinary Experience category, WYSTC was looking to recognize “organizations that have, through innovative and inclusive programs, facilitated extraordinary experiences for young people abroad. These experiences are designed to challenge and transform young travelers, leaving a lasting impact by equipping them with new skills, knowledge, and a broader perspective, fostering open-mindedness, tolerance, and compassion.”

World Nomads won for their Content Creator Scholarship campaign, which, in partnership with NOMADasaurus, Sony and RØDE microphones, ran a scholarship contest that gave four winners the opportunity to sharpen their content creation skills and business savvy.

The three original winners won a prize pack worth more than US$2,000, which included a Sony Camera, RØDE audio gear, Bright Trip travel creative courses and $150 toward travel insurance. Each winner was also given US$2,500 to travel and create on assignment. They also received online mentoring from 2014 scholarship winner and content creators NOMADasaurus.

After the winners' assignment trips, World Nomads then held public vote to crown a People’s Choice winner, who received an additional US$2,500 to fund their next trip. One public voter also received a prize pack with the same inclusions as the original scholarship winner.

“At World Nomads, we firmly believe that travel has the power to inspire, educate, and enrich lives,” said Christina Tunnah, General Manager of Marketing and Brands, World Nomads. “Receiving the Extraordinary Experience Award at the 2023 Global Youth Travel Awards is a significant honor for us. This campaign embodied our commitment to offering life-changing opportunities for young travelers to explore the world. This award is a testament to the dedication of our team and the remarkable young individuals who have participated in our initiatives."

The Global Youth Travel Awards spotlights organizations that consistently exceed expectations in catering to the needs and aspirations of young travelers. World Nomads’ win in the Extraordinary Experience Award category reaffirms its position as a trailblazer in the travel industry and a leading advocate for youth empowerment through travel.

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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.