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

Where to travel with a Young Family

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

Where to go for your Family Ski Holiday in 2019

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

Travel money tips for your gap year

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

Last-minute Autumn Half-Term Holidays, fit for your family

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

Best Places to Heal a Broken Heart

It can seem like vacations are for lovers. Honeymoons, babymoons, engagement trips, romantic getaways are everywhere. Cities like Paris and Rome promise holidays for the heart and posts of couples drawing hearts in the sand in the Maldives clutter up social feeds. What about those grieving a failed... Read more

10 best places to visit in South East Asia in 2018

Many travellers still think first of ‘The Beach’ when contemplating trips to South East Asia, but the region has a myriad of beautiful places to explore whether you are looking for spiritual enlightenment, a driving adventure, or sporting thrill.  Whether you are a seasoned backpacker or looking fo... Read more

Less common but amazing places to visit in the USA

The United States is always a favourite holiday destination for Brits, who venture across the Atlantic to explore New York, Florida, California and many other well-known states. The attraction of America is understandable, as they speak the same language and we feel a familiarity having read out it ... Read more

Top Summer Destinations for British Tourists in 2018

With the summer nearly upon us, it is time to start thinking about that much anticipated sunshine holiday. The world really is our oyster when it comes to deciding on a destination, so where do you start if you haven’t already planned your holiday? Long-haul destinations are tempting during the col... Read more