About Columbus

Columbus Direct is a leading travel insurance specialist which was established in 1988. We have a history of innovation in the industry, including being the first company to sell travel insurance direct to the consumer in the UK and also the first to fully sell online (including providing policy documents by email in PDF format). 

Customer satisfaction and value for money are the driving forces behind Columbus Direct and we pride ourselves on providing a quick, efficient and hassle-free service.

We have covered over 15 million holidaymakers since 1988 and our latest customer surveys show that over 95% of customers would recommend us to their friends and family. See our customer reviews page here.

Over the years Columbus has won multiple awards including the ITIJ Travel Insurance Intermediary of the year 2012 and 2008, The Best Customer Focus Award from the Best Business awards, Best Internet Travel Insurance provider from Your Money Direct, over 10 Which? Best Buy awards 2006-2009 and also the Best Travel Insurance Provider award from the Personal Finance Awards 2011 and 2012.

You can rest assured that by arranging your travel insurance through Columbus Direct you are dealing with a reputable company. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and also operate a claims charter. Our underwriter is a travel insurance specialist and a member of the Financial Ombudsman Scheme (FOS).

More information about Columbus Direct is provided in our Terms of Business.

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