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Renowned International Travel Personality and Bestselling Author of The Great Australian Bucket List


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Having chased his bucket list to over 110 countries across 7 continents, renowned travel writer and bestselling author Robin Esrock knows how to tell a good story.

Robin’s articles, stories, columns and photography have appeared in major publications on five continents, including National Geographic, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, South China Morning Post, Readers Digest, the Melbourne Herald, Dubai Gulf News and Toronto Star.

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Robin has been profiled as a global travel expert by 60 Minutes, ABC Morning News, Channel 10, CNN, ABC Radio, 9News, MSNBC, CBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Sydney Morning Herald and many other outlets. He was honoured as Master of Ceremonies at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner in New York (sharing the stage with Buzz Aldrin and Ken Burns), and his TEDx talk is one of the most popular travel talks on the TED network.

The creator and co-host of the 40-part television series Word Travels, Robin has been seen by millions of viewers in nearly two dozen languages on the National Geographic Channel and Travel Channel International. A recognized pioneer in travel blogging and social media, Robin is the bestselling author of The Great Australian Bucket List and The Great Global Bucket List (Affirm Press).

Talking Points

Breaking Boundaries

With the world as his canvas, Robin Esrock reflects on the unique life experiences that have enabled him to break through the personal, professional and organizational boundaries that stand in our way. This entertaining talk helps audiences recognize, respect and ultimately hurdle over their own limitations. Incorporating themes of transformation, intention, instinct, and curiosity, Breaking Boundaries distils hard-won, often hilarious takeaways into inspiring strategies for future success.

The Great Australian Bucket List

Weaving in photography, video and his trademark humour, renowned international travel writer Robin takes us on a remarkable journey to every state and territory, sharing the destinations, activities and personalities that breathe life into the nation, along with the inspiring insights he's picked up along the way.

The Power of Story (Tourism and Hospitality)

In competitive industries cluttered with information, how do you get your story through? Using real-world examples, Robin discusses the impact of storytelling as a means of connecting with both media and consumers, offering advice and suggestions gleamed from working with dozens of major publications, and hundreds of tourism organizations.

How to Get Overtourism

Can you have too much of a good thing? Ask Bali and Barcelona, Dubrovnik or Monkey Mia. Ask frustrated tourists unable to access overcrowded museums or devastated popular landmarks, from Venice and the Great Barrier Reef to the summit of Everest. A perfect storm is changing the face of modern tourism around the globe. As a bestselling "bucket list" author who has ticked off attractions in over 100 countries, Robin Esrock admits he's complicit His latest hot topic keynote explores the roots and impact of the overtourism phenomenon, and how destinations, marketers, attractions and operators can encourage responsible travel, before its too late.

Isn't It Dangerous?

Renowned adventurer and bestselling author Robin Esrock has visited over 100 countries on seven continents. Throughout those travels, he has never been attacked, robbed, or even violently ill. He has, however, faced the wrong end of an AK-47 in Ethiopia, a tribal spear in Papua New Guinea, and hungry piranhas in Venezuela. Despite all this, Esrock refuses to be labelled an adrenaline junkie. Instead, he shares with audiences his unique insights and practical strategies for the management of risk, both on the road and in the workplace.

Audience: Keynote, Transport, Government, Transport, Corporate
Robin’s talk took us through his life journey and lessons in an unbelievably inspiring, honest, informative and visually stimulating talk. He broke down all the boundaries we consistently face and provided real, digestible strategies to help us succeed in what we do - be it business or personal. He wraps executive coaching and leadership into one powerful presentation. Electronic Arts Inc

Robin Esrock is a fantastic keynote speaker who is able to connect with the audience on personal level. An innate storyteller, Robin’s vast catalogue of travel experiences and life lessons are woven into his presentation and lead attendees on a journey. Multiple attendees cited Robin as being the best keynote from the conference. As an event organizer, I found Robin extremely flexible and down-to-earth to work with as our closing keynote speaker, who left our participants engaged, entertained, and inspired.

University of Waterloo (Canada)

Robin Esrock was the Master of Ceremonies at our annual black-tie dinner event at the Waldorf-Astoria. He performed for a sophisticated lay audience with aplomb on the podium, juggling numerous award introductions, keynote introductions, even wild animals. He brought a fun, professional sheen to the evening, and I would highly recommend him for future events.

The Explorers Club, New York (USA)

Your story was loud and clear and I had several people come up after your presentation and talk about how much they loved it, and how great it was! It was definitely unlike what they have heard in the past, and they loved it.

Vacation Rental Management Association (USA)

We were privileged to have Robin Esrock speak at our annual DiBrina Group corporate retreat. At such a time of change in our industry, his ability to connect with our team and encourage and inspire each of us to achieve our goals, take risks and succeed in what we do both professionally and personally was energizing. His presentation is professional and entertaining and helped us celebrate the leadership environment that we have at our company.

DiBrina Financial Group (Canada)

Robin was a very engaging and topical speaker for our National Tourism Summit. He was happy to adapt his presentation and use his global experience to address a specific New Zealand question: Overtourism - are we there yet and what do we do before it’s too late? His insight was gratefully received by the audience.

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA)
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