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Why Columbus Direct?
FREE airport lounge access if your flight is delayed for more than 1 hour
Over 150 sports and activities covered free
Award-winning products and services
Over 15 million customers since 1988
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Columbus have been covering travellers for 30 years, with a wide range of policies available, no matter what you want to do, wherever you are in the world, we’ll look after you.
Whether you’re travelling for work and need business travel insurance, off for some fun on the slopes and require winter sports cover, or just heading off to soak up the sun, Columbus will ensure you’re covered. So pack your bags, deliver a killer presentation, find that fresh powder or bag the perfect sun lounger, there’s an adventure waiting, and we’ve got a policy for you!
However, it’s not just all about you - our family travel insurance and group cover also looks after your loved ones and friends, so you’re able to travel with peace of mind. Our flexible policies mean you’re free to explore and be adventurous, because it’s your world, so enjoy it!
Our world is full of beautiful countries, and each country has their fair share of equally beautiful cities. So whether you’re travelling near, and only require European travel insurance, or ticking off cities a little bit further afield, Worldwide travel insurance is there for you too.
Travelling shouldn’t be stressful. You’re booking a holiday to get away and explore, or relax for a week or two (or longer if you’re lucky). If you’re travelling with a new born baby or young child, it’s very possible that you’ll have no experience in this (unless you’ve got older children too), and... Read more
The mercury has begun to plummet, and the evenings are getting incredibly dark, incredibly early, which means it’s time for the snow to fall on the mountain tops, and for resorts across the globe to get prepared for the upcoming ski season. Ski holidays are nearly as popular as summer holidays, so w... Read more
Be clever with currency
Every time you swap one currency for another, you pay for the privilege through exchange rates, fees or interest. There are ways to get travel money for less:
Research options early. If you buy foreign exchange at the last minute – i.e., at the airport – you’ll be stuck w... Read more
It wasn’t that long ago that we were all basking in the summer heatwave taking over the UK. But as fast as you can click your fingers, it’s all a distant memory, and the Autumn half-term is nearly upon us. But what better way to reduce the winter blues, than use the week-long October break to catch ... Read more