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
  • FREE access to video consultations with a UK based GP, 24/7 – in partnership with babylon, the UK’s leading digital healthcare service
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Award Winning Insurance Provider

Columbus have been covering travellers for over 30 years, offering a wide range of policies with an array of options when exploring the globe.

No matter where you’re heading, or the reason you’re heading there – business or leisure; Columbus will ensure you’re covered. Whatever your reason for travel; Taking in the sights, soaking up the rays, hitting the slops , backpacking, or making that business deal, Columbus have a policy for you.

Travel with peace of mind, the way it should be when you’re heading abroad, with comprehensive cover for you, your friends, and your loved ones. We ensure you’re free to explore and adventure; it’s your world, enjoy it.

Stroll through some of the most beautiful cities on the planet, and experience life like a local. Whether they’re in Europe or Worldwide, our Award-winning service gives you the freedom to choose.

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Cheaper to fly to New York than take the train to Brighton

The average cost of flying to a holiday destination abroad is 40% cheaper per mile than travelling by train to a UK holiday destination The average cost of flying abroad is 36p per mile, compared to 61p getting a train to a UK holiday destination The average cost per mile of hiring a car and using ... Read more

When is it safe to go scuba diving?

For holidaymakers, scuba diving offers a completely different type of activity which may peak your interest due to your location, the party you’ve travelled with, or simply you just feel like trying something new. In many resorts across the globe, scuba diving is readily available, and often comes w... Read more

Get suitcase savvy this summer

Some people can’t wait to start filling their suitcase ready for a long-anticipated holiday, planning it weeks in advance and making long lists of things they want to take. But, for many of us, packing can be a real chore that comes with the added worry that we’re going to forget an essential item o... Read more

Finding your window seat to the Wonders of the World

You can call them bucket list destinations, or places you think require spending a fortune to get to, but natural and human made wonders around the world are more accessible than ever before. Thanks to affordable air travel and the great tools available to help make savvy travellers out of all of us... Read more