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Get a helping hand on your holidays from our health partner, Babylon Health

So you’ve booked your holiday and started counting down the days until you travel. You’ve packed your bag and purchased those little essentials. More than likely, you’re travelling for some time to relax and enjoy yourself at your chosen destination, but you don’t ever imagine falling ill or getting... Read more

Funny TripAdvisor reviews: Part 1

In terms of culture, art and beauty, we’re remarkably lucky to live in Europe. There’s so much to take in, and it’s just a short Eurostar or plane ride away. Who can forget their first time in Paris, or the trip they took to Rome as a university student, keen for amazing food and great nights out? ... Read more

A Brief History of Insurance Throughout The Ages

Where did it all begin? Where did the practice of assessing risk begin, and why? We’ve taken a look at the history of protecting yourself and your loved ones against unforeseen circumstances, and how the world and financial markets have changed to accommodate ever-changing ideas of risk. The art ... Read more

Going on your holidays? Take a GP in your pocket (just in case)

Most of us go on our holidays hoping to relax and enjoy ourselves. Just occasionally, things don’t always go to plan, our health has other ideas. It may be an upset stomach, a fall by the poolside, or a nasty insect bite, we know these things happen.  When they do, all you want to do is see a doctor... Read more

Columbus Direct wins Best Direct Travel Insurance Provider at the Your Money Awards 2019

We’ve gone and done it! Columbus Direct collected the Best Direct Travel Insurance Provider at the Your Money awards last night at Merchant Taylor's Hall in the City of London. To say we’re thrilled is an understatement. Your Money are well respected in the industry for being consumer champions in ... Read more

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, ... Read more

5 days of free Wi-Fi now available to Columbus Direct customers

Going abroad and not having full use of your mobile without paying extortionate charges for roaming can be very frustrating, especially when you like to stay (or need to stay) connected. Not all hotels and resorts are well connected, you may find that they offer no Wi-Fi, or offer a poor connection ... Read more