About Columbus


Columbus Direct is a leading travel insurance specialist, established in 1988. We have a history of innovation in the industry, including being the first company to sell travel insurance direct to the consumer in the UK and also the first to fully sell online (including providing policy documents by email in PDF format).

We have covered over 15 million holidaymakers since 1988 and customer satisfaction and value for money are the driving forces behind Columbus Direct. We pride ourselves on providing a quick, efficient and hassle-free service.

Over the years Columbus has won multiple awards including the National Insurance Awards for Travel Insurance in 2022, ITIJ Travel Insurance Intermediary of the year in 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2012, Your Money Award for the Best Direct Travel Insurance Provider in 2019 and 2014.

COLLINSON INSURANCE SERVICES LIMITED trading as Columbus Direct is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm reference number 311883.

Reg. No. 00758979. Registered in England & Wales. Reg. Add: 5th Floor, 3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ.

About Collinson Group


Collinson Group offers a unique blend of industry and sector specialists who together provide market-leading experience in delivering products and services across four core capabilities: Loyalty, Lifestyle Benefits, Insurance and Assistance.

The group is built on a history of success within the travel and financial services sectors providing unrivalled insight and expertise around consumers and frequent travellers, creating and delivering products and services that increase engagement, loyalty and value for customers.

We have more than 25 years’ experience, with 28 global locations, servicing over 800 clients in 170 countries, employing 1,500 staff, and managing over 20 million end customers. We have been bringing innovation to the market since inception – from launching the first independent global VIP lounge access programme, Priority Pass™ to being the first to sell direct travel insurance in the UK through Columbus Direct and creating the first loyalty agency of its kind in the travel sector with ICLP. Today we still invest heavily in innovation to ensure that we continue to deliver superior customer experiences.

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