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Press release: Columbus Volcano Update

Columbus Direct Give Joy To Passengers Halted By Volcano Columbus Direct have provided a little comfort to its customers whose holiday plans have been disrupted by the grounding of flights due to the Icelandic Volcano, offering both trip delay and trip abandonment compensation. While the BBC, amon... Read more

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

Travellers may be asked for credit card instead of EHIC card, warns EU Commission

Some Columbus Direct customers have experienced issues using EHIC cards in SpainLondon 31 May 2013 – A year ago this month, Columbus Direct warned British travellers that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) card may not be enough to cover their medical expenses if they fall ill in countries su... Read more

Protect your income with Columbus Direct

We're delighted to announce that we've launched our new direct to consumer income protection product. With cover starting from £2.20 per month†, we've developed our new cover to make income protection more affordable. It provides different levels of cover, including accident and sickness, unemploym... Read more

Sterling Takes a Pounding

STERLING TAKES A POUNDING The pound has enjoyed a strong currency for many years, but the falling pound in recent months has left British holidaymakers lighter in the pocket. Brits heading to Europe, the US and Australia in particular will feel the pinch of less favourable exchange rates. We h... Read more

Five festival gadgets you need this summer

Music festivals offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy a weekend of inhibition-losing - a time to let your hair down, get muddy and have fun with the people and bands you love. The fact that we spend hundreds of pounds to sleep in makeshift shelters, cook on small fires and sit on the floor listenin... Read more

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears leave thousands of Brits trapped in Austria

Freak snowfall and avalanche fears left thousands of British tourists trapped in ski resorts in the Austrian Alps last night. More than 1,000 Brits are stranded in the town of Ischgl alone, but many more are believed to be stuck in ski resorts Galtur, St Anton and Arlberg. The Tyrol region has seen... Read more

Quake off Solomon Islands Triggers Deadly Tsunami

Homes were damaged and at least four people have been reported dead after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake hit the Solomon Islands. The quake, with a magnitude 8.0, struck at 01:12 GMT near the Santa Cruz islands, the US Geological Survey said. A tsunami measuring 0.9m (3ft) then hit Lata in t... Read more

Gadgets and tech to keep elderly people safe at home

Making sure that an elderly relative stays safe in their home can be stressful - if you're not living with them, you can't be around 24/7 to make sure they're OK, and making constant phone calls and visiting them can be draining for you both. We've compiled a list of the best gadgets for the home t... Read more

Hurricane Irma tears path through the Caribbean and Florida

Hurricane Irma tears path through the Caribbean and Florida Travellers heading to the Caribbean and Florida over the weekend are justifiably on high alert about the progress of Hurricane Irma. Already tearing into the eastward islands of Turks and Caicos on Thursday night, Irma has been upgraded to... Read more

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