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Top five facts about Christopher Columbus

We thought we’d have some fun and find out more about our namesake - so here are our top five facts about Christopher Columbus: 1) Christopher Columbus was actually Italian – born in Genoa in 1451 (although he always wrote in Spanish).  However, some believe he was born on the island of Corsica, whi... Read more

Sports and activities covered free with Columbus Direct

When we go away on holiday, most of us just want to be to be covered for a relaxing snorkel or a round of golf on our travel insurance. However, what if you're after a little bit more? We cover 150 sports and activities as standard, so if you're seeking a new challenge, we're the right insurer for y... Read more

Columbus Direct goes street with the launch of txt speak policy wording

Columbus Direct, the travel insurance specialist it has re-vamped and updated its entire policy wording to “text speak” in a bid to to make insurance more accessible to the youth market. With mobile users in the UK sending around 11 million texts an hour, text speak or “txt speak” has even been use... Read more

Announcement: Columbus Day Prize Draw Winner

Congratulations to Jessica Coleman from Kingston Upon Thames on winning the case of new world wine in our 'Columbus Day Prize Draw'. Read more

Columbus Wins ITIJ Award Second Year Running

We’re happy to announce that Columbus Direct Insurance won Intermediary of the Year for a second year at the ITIJ Awards. The International Travel and Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Awards were held this month and whether you’re an insurer, claims handler, air ambulance operator, or medical provid... Read more

Top 5 Columbus Day Celebrations

It’s Columbus Day on October 12th and Christopher Columbus’ crossing of the Atlantic is celebrated in many cultures and in many forms. The explorer’s heritage means you can immerse yourself in Italian culture in San Francisco’s 145th Italian Heritage Parade, or you can dance Salsa all week in the to... Read more

Columbus Sponsors Selsdon Little League in Croydon

The Selsdon Little League in Croydon is a great place for kids aged 7-13 years old to play football and netball in a fun and friendly environment. Run entirely by volunteers, Selsdon Little League provides a place for families to come along on Saturday mornings and enjoy meeting other parents and th... Read more

Columbus Direct Brand Evolution

You may have noticed our updated logo and the make-over we’ve given to Columbus the dog – we hope you like what we’ve done.We thought you might be interested in seeing how the brand has changed over the last 25 years, so we’ve put together a short video so you can see the evolution of both the logo ... Read more

Columbus Wins Best Online Travel Insurance Provider 2014 award

We are proud to announce that Columbus Direct has won a prestigious Your Money award – Best Online Travel Insurance Provider 2014. This is the second time we have won the award, the last time being in 2012. Now in their 17th year, the Your Money Awards are the longest standing awards in the industry... Read more

Columbus Direct gears up for Movember 2014

Just as we were beginning to get over the excitement of Octobeard, along came Movember - and the men of Columbus Direct are keen to get involved. Mark Phillips, Simon Head and Roger Gordon are taking part as Team Screwdriver, and we're already anxiously scanning their top lips for signs of wondrous... Read more

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