Columbus Direct wins ITIJ Award

Columbus Direct has won the 2019 ITIJ award for Aggregator / Broker / Affinity Provider of the Year. The International Travel & Health Insurance Journal has been around for 20 years and has been a leading voice in the world of health and travel insurance. Through news and independent articles, ITIJ stays ahead of the latest industry trends and the annual awards celebrates the companies that provide excellent service for their customers and clients. The awards are some of the leading accolades in the travel and health insurance industry and we are delighted to have received a prize. They ... Read more

The cheapest cities to explore in 24 hours

Cheap city breaks have become a popular choice for many travellers looking to get the most out of short trips abroad. In our latest study, we reveal the cheapest cities to explore in 24 hours, with Asia proving to be one of the best places to visit if you want to get some good deals and save money.... Read more

What you need to know before celebrating Diwali in India

Diwali is the biggest festival in India each year, and it sees the streets light up with candles, lanterns and fireworks. It is an annual tradition that is celebrated across the country and other parts of the world by Hindus, as well as people from other religions such as Sikhism, Jainism, and Budd... Read more

Short family breaks to go on during October half term

It seems like only last week that schools across the country opened their gates for the new academic year, but the first half term is already here. Many kids will be celebrating that a week off is just around the corner, while parents will be left wondering how to keep them entertained during the A... Read more

The best places to travel to for an Autumn holiday

Autumn isn’t always the most popular time of year for travellers, despite there being plenty of beautiful locations and fun activities to experience. The period between September and November can also be a cheaper time for people to go on holiday, and there are still plenty of warm areas that you c... Read more

6 holiday destinations to visit during Oktoberfest

It is known for being the biggest beer festival in the world, and each year it turns Munich into one of the most popular tourist destinations in September and October. The annual event is based around Bavarian culture and has a history that dates back over 100 years with millions of litres of beer ... Read more

Best places to use up your remaining holiday allowance

The end of the year is getting closer and closer, but you still haven't used all your annual leave. If you don't use it up, you'll risk losing it altogether. Our solution, you ask? Use it on a holiday. I mean come on, you've been working hard all year, you surely deserve another break? You may not ... Read more

Why you still need an EHIC post-Brexit

Our latest research shows that 1.8 million people have let their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) expire since the last Brexit date (March 2019)*, leaving themselves unprotected if they travel to Europe in the coming months. A recent survey of Columbus Direct customers found that 74% of people... Read more


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