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Travelling with medical conditions: How to stay healthy abroad

Taking a trip when you have a condition can make even the most experienced traveller nervous. Luckily, we’re on hand to ensure you can make the most of your time away. Here is some advice to help you stay safe while on holiday. Why do you need to declare medical conditions? If you’re travelling an... Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

Olympics cause 40% of Brits to delay summer holidays

Two out of five people are juggling their holidays because of the games One in ten have decided against a foreign holiday London 16 July 2012 – With just a couple of weeks to go until the London Olympics, travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct has found that many Brits are planning their ... Read more

Help Columbus make a difference this Christmas

This Christmas, we’re joining with both Rainbow Trust children’s charity and Crisis, who work with homeless people, to raise vital funds at what can be a difficult time of year for those in need. We’re inviting you to help us make a difference, by making sure we reach our target of £1,000 for each c... Read more

Avoid travel illness with these splendid superfoods

We’ve all been there – you land at JFK with every intention of getting on the subway and blitzing New York, squeezing the most out of every single minute, and you end up passing out in your hotel room and missing the first twelve hours. Or maybe you land and instantly regret that second helping of y... Read more

Why you need life insurance

If you think that you can forego life insurance, think again.It's true that it has a few other functions - for instance, protecting key employees in businesses and paying potential estate taxes. However, most people will buy it to protect their loved ones in case something happens to them.It's a mor... Read more

Brit tourist unable to be repatriated due to invalid travel insurance

The body of a 59-year-old father of six who died suddenly on holiday is ‘stuck’ in Spain, as his travel insurance has been deemed invalid.Thomas Owens was insured by StaySure, but the company are apparently refusing to repatriate his body as he failed to disclose he had a heart condition when bookin... 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

Graham Precey explains Ski 4 Cancer's mission

Ski 4 Cancer’s chair of trustees, Graham Precey, is delighted that the charity is being supported by The Arctic V. This short film explains what the charity does and how its work helps families fighting cancer. Graham, who volunteers for the charity, is delighted that The Arctic V are u... Read more

Schumacher's accident having little effect on winter sports fans

Despite the widespread reporting of Michael Schumacher’s recent accident and subsequent head injury, winter sports enthusiasts are still playing roulette with their lives. We surveyed 3,500 of our customers, and found that over a third (34%) of people would not wear a helmet while on the slopes. Ho... Read more

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