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Weekly Updates of “The Future of Travel”

“The Future of Travel” with the Founder of Nomad Stays Mark Phillips.

Mark is a businessman first and has 30 years experience in international travel as do I as the cofounder I have 25 years experience in international travel and have lived and worked on 4 continents.

What’s happening this week?

Here is a sneak peek of what mark covers in his chat this week

This week 30 July

  • Sudden changes
  • UK, Spain
  • QLD on NSW Australia
  • Risk of getting isolated when crossing several countries increasing
  • Germany, Spain had more notice
  • Upticks in Eastern Europe and Morocco
  • Evidence
  • Point to Point wins
  • 2 countries, not 3 the norm
  • Travel Corridors have opened
  • More news of New Freelancer visas and incentives
  • As well as startup incentives
  • Big EU restart budget proposed
  • Bigger per-capita one in Australia focused around infrastructure
  • Red Traffic Day Warnings in France
  • Physical meetings and meetups restarted
  • Shops insisting on masks, whether the law or not
  • Economically things are still volatile
  • Many online businesses getting record growth
  • Open regional accommodation getting very reasonable short stay visitors – a few days to a week
  • Rates still a lot lower than normal
  • Freight costs still low – globally
  • Pet ownership still strong
  • Many physically business still closed – like accommodation
  • Many had opened and now closing again
  • Banks cracking down on lending – 100% pre-sales in Victoria
  • More evidence that very much a 2-speed economy
  • Talk of more airlines going under
  • Much faster refunds at present


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Mark is the Founder of Nomad Stays. He is an Australian entrepreneur and traveller who has explored over 100 countries. A keen adventure motorcyclist he rode the Silk Road for his 50th birthday, has backpacked throughout Africa a number of times and visited many Pacific Islands.Trained as a Chartered Accountant and having worked in the tech industry for giants including Apple and Microsoft, he has a unique insight into the impacts of technology and business. His first travel company, MudMaps, enjoyed numerous industry awards and taking thousands of clients from around the world into the Australian outback.Mark has lived as a digital nomad for over 8 years and is currently in Europe.

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