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How does the Greek economic crisis affect your travel insurance?

**Please note - the FCO no longer advise taking euros in cash to cover the entire duration of your stay; however there are still restrictions on some banking services in Greece. Click here for more information.** The economic crisis in Greece may be causing holidaymakers a lot of worry - what does ... Read more

How will the Greek financial crisis affect your holiday and travel insurance?

**Please note - the FCO no longer advise taking euros in cash to cover the entire duration of your stay; however there are still restrictions on some banking services in Greece. Click here for more information.** The troubling events in Greece have prompted many holidaymakers to worry about their u... Read more

Columbus supporting Crisis at Christmas - the largest volunteer led event in the UK

Columbus Direct has teamed up with Crisis and Rainbow Trust to help raise £1,000 for each charity by Friday 21st December – and it’s easy to lend your support.  Simply Like Columbus Direct on Facebook and choose which charity you want to support - we’ll donate £1 per Like, to help us meet our fundra... Read more

Crisis worsens in Thailand as flood waters near Bangkok

Britain’s Foreign Office yesterday (Wednesday 26th October) warned against all but essential travel to Bangkok after the worst flood crises for nearly 60 years is set to worsen. Run off water from Thailand’s flooded central plains is heading for the capital and mixed with seasonal high tides will m... Read more

Help Columbus make a difference this Christmas

This Christmas, we’re joining with both Rainbow Trust children’s charity and Crisis, who work with homeless people, to raise vital funds at what can be a difficult time of year for those in need. We’re inviting you to help us make a difference, by making sure we reach our target of £1,000 for each c... Read more

Christmas booze cruisers urged to stay alert in Calais

A senior Eurotunnel executive has warned people heading to Calais for 'booze cruises' that migrants at Calais may attempt to target their vehicles as a means of getting into the UK. There are huge numbers of migrants camped out by the ferry terminals, looking for vehicles to smuggle themselves onto... Read more

Support The Arctic V and follow their journey to Greenland

We're delighted to announce that we're supporting Chemmy Alcott and The Arctic V as they train and prepare to tackle the Arctic Circle Race. In March 2015, Chemmy, Richard Gibbs, Max Willcocks, Chris Brooks and Adam Libbey will be heading to Greenland for three days of intense racing around the Arc... Read more

A strong pound and cheaper fuel prices bode well for Brit holidaymakers

Booking this year's summer holiday could leave you with plenty of spending money - but why? The answer's twofold - not only is the pound currently super-strong against the euro and the dollar, but fuel costs have been slashed, too. The recent crisis in the eurozone has crushed the euro's value, an... Read more

The ten most annoying things backpackers do and say

Backpacking is great. We're all for it. In fact, if you have the time and the resources, book your ticket today; we'll guarantee it'll be the best money you'll ever spend. If you've spent much time on the road, you'll be aware that backpackers are a mixed bag. On the whole, they're a lot of fun and... Read more

Nepal crisis: How to help family and friends contact the FCO

The recent tragic earthquake in Nepal has impacted many people, including British citizens. If you, family or friends have Columbus Direct travel insurance, our assistance team are on hand to provide support if medical treatment is required. If you are due to travel to Nepal you should keep an eye ... Read more

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