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Top 5 Football Injuries and The Cost for Treatment in Brazil

With Brits buying over 38,000 tickets to the World Cup, it is expected that thousands will be jetting off to sunny Brazil this June. Kick-off is just a few weeks away so leading travel insurance specialist, Columbus Direct, has looked at the top football injuries and how much it would cost for treat... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Brazil

Brazil’s popularity as a holiday destination continues to grow rapidly, as the hosts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics, and record numbers of tourists have visited over the past 10 years. From golden sands to stunning lagoons and mountain forests, even a casual walk out of the cities will... Read more

EHIC card may not cover Brits who fall ill in struggling euro countries

Columbus Direct has warned British travellers that the EHIC card may not be enough to cover the medical expenses if they fall ill in countries such as Greece and Spain, due to these countries' failing economies.With 26% of British travellers in Europe believing the European Health Insurance Card (EH... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Portugal

There’s a freedom in Portugal that infiltrates your senses and gives you tingles. Strolling from Unesco world heritage sites, challenging hiking trails, some of Europe’s finest beaches, medieval houses, Roman temples, through Moorish alleys, Portugal has it all bathed in year-round sunshine. What is... Read more

BBQs around the world

The sun is high in the sky and it’s a hot day. Your good friends are all around you. And you’ve got control of the barbeque and have a great selection of steak, roast pork (with crackling), lamb chops and someone made a killer pistachio and peach salad. Now look to your left and see the view. It’s t... Read more

Brit holidaymakers splash out on breaks in 2014

Despite the fact that the rest of the world thinks that Brits are remarkably tight-fisted, our new research has shown that British holidaymakers have been big spenders in 2014.Our survey, which looked at Brits' spending habits, revealed that nearly half of all UK holidaymakers spent between £1,000 a... Read more

Numbers of uninsured travellers on the rise

According to new research by ABTA, almost 22% of travellers are now jetting off without buying travel insurance. Younger travellers are thought to be behind the new trend, with cost being the main reason they don't want to invest. The study shows that over a third of 16-24 year olds and 25-34 year... Read more

A strong pound and cheaper fuel prices bode well for Brit holidaymakers

Booking this year's summer holiday could leave you with plenty of spending money - but why? The answer's twofold - not only is the pound currently super-strong against the euro and the dollar, but fuel costs have been slashed, too. The recent crisis in the eurozone has crushed the euro's value, an... Read more

The FCO looks at 2015's travel trends

What's new for travel in 2015? The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has made some prediction for travel trends this year - so here's what you can expect... Affluent travellers will stop being so cautious: Cautious optimism is so out; well, for the better-off traveller, anyway. In 2014, people to... Read more

Holidaymakers urged to watch out for fraud scams this summer

If you're booking your holiday online this year, make sure you're aware of the scams out there that could set you back thousands of pounds. According to a new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau section of the City of London Police, around £2.2m was stolen from unsuspecting holidaymake... Read more

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