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Travelling with medical conditions: How to stay healthy abroad

Taking a trip when you have a condition can make even the most experienced traveller nervous. Luckily, we’re on hand to ensure you can make the most of your time away. Here is some advice to help you stay safe while on holiday. Why do you need to declare medical conditions? If you’re travelling an... Read more

Avoid travel illness with these splendid superfoods

We’ve all been there – you land at JFK with every intention of getting on the subway and blitzing New York, squeezing the most out of every single minute, and you end up passing out in your hotel room and missing the first twelve hours. Or maybe you land and instantly regret that second helping of y... Read more

Why you need life insurance

If you think that you can forego life insurance, think again.It's true that it has a few other functions - for instance, protecting key employees in businesses and paying potential estate taxes. However, most people will buy it to protect their loved ones in case something happens to them.It's a mor... Read more

Brit tourist unable to be repatriated due to invalid travel insurance

The body of a 59-year-old father of six who died suddenly on holiday is ‘stuck’ in Spain, as his travel insurance has been deemed invalid.Thomas Owens was insured by StaySure, but the company are apparently refusing to repatriate his body as he failed to disclose he had a heart condition when bookin... Read more

Numbers of uninsured travellers on the rise

According to new research by ABTA, almost 22% of travellers are now jetting off without buying travel insurance. Younger travellers are thought to be behind the new trend, with cost being the main reason they don't want to invest. The study shows that over a third of 16-24 year olds and 25-34 year... Read more

Graham Precey explains Ski 4 Cancer's mission

Ski 4 Cancer’s chair of trustees, Graham Precey, is delighted that the charity is being supported by The Arctic V. This short film explains what the charity does and how its work helps families fighting cancer. Graham, who volunteers for the charity, is delighted that The Arctic V are u... Read more

Schumacher's accident having little effect on winter sports fans

Despite the widespread reporting of Michael Schumacher’s recent accident and subsequent head injury, winter sports enthusiasts are still playing roulette with their lives. We surveyed 3,500 of our customers, and found that over a third (34%) of people would not wear a helmet while on the slopes. Ho... Read more

Protect your income with Columbus Direct

We're delighted to announce that we've launched our new direct to consumer income protection product. With cover starting from £2.20 per month†, we've developed our new cover to make income protection more affordable. It provides different levels of cover, including accident and sickness, unemploym... Read more

How to stay safe when visiting 2015’s hottest destinations

Heading abroad this year? Make sure you read this first. We've taken a look at some of the potential risks associated with the top destinations for 2015, listed in ABTA’s latest Travel Trends Report. However, before we begin assessing the risks, what are the top travel destinations for 2015? Aust... Read more

Is there a way of truly beating jet lag?

We love to travel, and you do too - and let's face it, we've all been bitten by jet lag in the past. It's a touchy subject; a million internet forums advise ways to beat the dreaded fatigue and illness that can hit days after you land, and we've tried to shed some light on how you can prevent feeli... Read more

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