NAVIGATE, the Podcast: Traversing the Globe with World Travel Protection

Looking for the best travel podcast to inspire your upcoming adventures while also helping you travel smarter? Listen to NAVIGATE – the top travel podcast that enhances the way you explore the world.

Each episode, our World Travel Protection host speaks with a travel industry expert or experienced everyday traveller to bring you thought-provoking travel insights, experiences and advice, helping empower you to travel the world with confidence.

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#11: Coordinating evacuations during a pandemic – Part 2

We’re joined again by AMREF Flying Doctors as we dive further into supporting clients and patients during the pandemic. Our guests are Chief Commercial Officer, Stephen Ombuya, and Medical Assistance Manager, Jane Munyua. They share with us what a day at AMREF looks like and what organisations need to consider when they’re deploying staff to Central and Eastern Africa.

#10: Coordinating evacuations during a pandemic

With close to 60 years of experience in the aeromedical transport industry to draw from, AMREF has safely completed over 300 COVID-19 patient transfers to date. In the first of a two part series, we sit down with Medical Director, Dr Joseph Lelo, and Operations Manager, Maggie Kariuki from AMREF Flying Doctors. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, they share with us how they’ve continued to support their clients despite the complex pandemic environment, border closures, and constantly evolving regulations.

#9: One year of COVID & preparing for year two

The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic in March 2020. A year later, we’re joined by North America Security Director Frank Harrison as we reflect on the massive changes people and organisations have made since then. Having lived in Portugal and Canada during the pandemic, Frank shares how his experiences in the two countries differ. He also talks about organisations using their own experiences to develop unique lessons learned that will help them to be prepared during this second year of the pandemic.

#8: The pandemic’s effect on travel

In our series of how COVID-19 has impacted the world, this episode focuses on travel. Joined by Global Security Director for World Travel Protection, Rodger Cook, we dive into how the pandemic has changed travel and what to expect as borders start to reopen. From global security to local laws, we discuss how you – the traveller – should anticipate these changes.

#7: Running international development programs during COVID-19

In this episode, we discuss how Tetra Tech International Development adjusted its programs and efforts during COVID-19 with Amy Gildea, managing director Asia-Pacific Region. With a variety of programs that were pivoted to support economic recovery and security, listen for her thoughts on what to expect moving forward with funding, programs, re-deploying and vaccine equity.

#6: Navigating mental health and stress responses

Are you feeling overwhelmed by situations that don’t normally phase you? Has the coronavirus pandemic left you feeling anxious, isolated, or exhausted?

In part two of her conversation with NAVIGATE, integrative psychotherapist and advanced craniosacral therapist Charlotte Copeland shares her expert tips on how to support your own mental wellbeing.

#5: The pandemic’s effect on mental health

How do uncertain times affect our mental health? Has the global coronavirus pandemic altered our ability to cope with everyday stressors?

Join integrative psychotherapist and advanced craniosacral therapist Charlotte Copeland in part one of her two-part discussion with NAVIGATE, where she shares her expert tips on navigating mental wellbeing during stressful times.

#4: How do journalists avoid risk on the job?

When a disaster strikes, reporters don’t seek out safety – they run towards the danger zone instead. So, how do they manage to chase a story while also avoiding risk?

Here, Colin Pereira – Director of HP Risk Management – explains the role media safety specialists play in keeping journalists safe in dangerous situations.

#3: The realities of the tourism “death zone”

Want to know what it’s like to climb the world’s highest peak? Or what it’s like to travel through remote regions that are a week’s walk away from civilisation?

Join Leeds Beckett University PhD research student Jase Wilson as he shares the thrilling – and often risky – world of academic research occurring in the tourism “death zone”.

#2: The thrills – and dangers – of business travel

A career that takes you all over the world sounds exhilarating, but the reality of travelling for work brings about a number of challenges.

Listen in as world champion waterski jumper Jacinta Carroll details the highs and lows of business travel, as well as the risky situation she once found herself in while competing in Russia…

#1: Has COVID-19 increased fraudulent activity?

The coronavirus pandemic has created a variety of health-related issues, but has it also caused an increase in fraud-related activity?

Join leading fraud expert Jim Gee as he highlights the opportunities COVID-19 has created for scammers and the resulting challenges this has placed on businesses.

Helping you navigate travel beyond our travel podcast

Is NAVIGATE one of your top travel podcasts for travel tips and inspiration? Our team at World Travel Protection can also help you – or the travellers you’re responsible for – stay safe and informed pre-, during and post-travel.

To learn more about our expert team of travel, medical and security risk professionals, and the Travel Risk Management Tools they use to keep travellers safe 24/7, contact us today via the form below.