Do you love travelling? Enhance the way you explore the world with NAVIGATE - a series of conversations with travel industry experts and experienced everyday adventurers.
Each episode, our guests share their unique travel insights, experiences and advice, empowering you to tackle any potential challenges with confidence.
Whether you're currently abroad or eagerly awaiting your next trip, join our World Travel Protection hosts as they explore how to travel the world in the best - and the safest - way possible.
How to research your trip like a risk expert | Riskline and former intelligencer officer
Travellers face a variety of risks on their trip due to their personal risk profile, their destination, and the activities conducted during the trip. On top of that, the environmental risks can change at a daily - and hourly - rate. Joining us to talk about seven different types of risks that travellers need to monitor is Manu Scansani from Riskline, a world-class travel risk intelligence company.
We then hear from former intelligence officer, Paul Trotter on what to do with this information. With 15+ years of experience assessing information in high risk locations, Paul shares three things businesses should check in their intelligence reports. And be sure to listen to the end for two trending risks that Paul plans on monitoring moving forward.
For episode transcripts, visit the NAVIGATE podcast page by World Travel Protection.
From Reactive to Proactive: How the Travel Industry has Changed
What if you could avoid risky or dangerous situations while traveling? In this episode, we discuss how the development of new technology is reshaping the Travel Risk Management industry to more proactively avoid risk.
We hear from leading industry experts as they share where the travel industry's been and where it's heading. Listen to the end as Jason Scott, from leading critical event management tech company Onsolve, shares two key components needed for effective Travel Risk Management.
Common travel safety mistakes | Security risk management expert
With travel picking up, we interviewed security risk management expert, Molly Sweeney, to understand the most common mistakes travellers make when it comes to their safety. Have you made any of them?
Listen to learn the different misconceptions made by business and leisure travellers when it comes to research and preparation. At the end of the episode, Molly and host Paul Trotter discuss the importance of destination intelligence and why each traveller needs a tailored risk assessment.
Evacuating Afghanistan to escape from the Taliban | Conflict and international development expert
In this episode we hear one woman's story of living in Afghanistan when the Taliban returned to Kabul in August 2021. Conflict and international development expert Jill Kornetsky had lived in Afghanistan for seven years and found herself faced with a tough decision to stay or leave - and a closing window of opportunity to make that choice.
Listen to this episode to hear the incredible story of how she managed to escape as part of the US led evacuation effort with her assistant. At the end of the episode, we hear Jill's three tips for travelling and living in high-risk destinations.
Traveller Story Special | Medical Evacuation off the Matterhorn
To finish our Mile High Medicine series, this special episode features one traveller's first-hand experience being medically evacuated off the Matterhorn mountain after an intense climbing fall. Adventure enthusiast Chris Shirley shares the complexity of an international evacuation - especially during a pandemic - and what it's like to activate your crisis plan in an emergency.
If you travel to remote places or are an adventure traveller too, listen for Chris's take on having a 'guardian angel' and the lessons learned for future trip planning.
Mile High Medicine Part 2 | Fit to Fly with evacuation experts
Part 2 of our Mile High Medicine series focuses on travellers being fit to fly. Guest host Will McAleer, President of World Travel Protection (WTP) - Canada, is joined by evacuation experts Dr Joel Lockwood, Chief Medical Officer - Americas for WTP, and Graham Williamson, CEO for LIFESUPPORT Air Medical Services. They cover what it means to be 'fit to fly' from the perspective of travellers, airlines and medical repatriation coordinators.
Listen to this episode for a behind-the-scenes look into complex medical repatriations and to learn why organisations with a plan 'save lives, save limbs, save time and money'.
Informative and genuine
Great easy listen. I appreciated the views of informed people who live and breathe medical assistance. Thank you for what you do.
Really enjoy and pick quality tips to better protect my staff, highly recommend listening.