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Easy to understand and to compare all…

Easy to understand and to compare all offers available. read more


Des Wilson


Excellent service

Due to a bereavement had to make a claim for flights. Despite the deceased not being covered by my insurance and having a separate booking, the claim… read more


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When I renew my annual travel worldwide…

When I renew my annual travel worldwide insurance, it was straight forward and dealt with in a friendly and courteous manner by the agent which too my… read more


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Great service as always

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Why Columbus Direct?

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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.

Take us with you when you visit ski resorts around the world

There are many ski resorts across Europe and the rest of the world, providing plenty of options when deciding which pistes are the best match for you. Popular locations include Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the USA.

France is also known for its world class slopes and scenic views, making it an ideal location if you want to enjoy the snow. Ski resorts like Chamonix, Courchevel and Flaine provide pristine conditions to suit beginner, intermediate and expert skiers.

Before you set off on your winter sports trip, make sure that you have ski insurance in place so that you are protected if you face the unexpected. It can be added to your travel insurance policy and includes cover for search and rescue, piste closures, and if your equipment is lost, stolen or damaged during your holiday.


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If you purchase travel insurance online you will receive a 10% discount off the price of standard cover.

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