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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

Travellers may be asked for credit card instead of EHIC card, warns EU Commission

Some Columbus Direct customers have experienced issues using EHIC cards in SpainLondon 31 May 2013 – A year ago this month, Columbus Direct warned British travellers that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) card may not be enough to cover their medical expenses if they fall ill in countries su... Read more

Travel advice for fans travelling to Australia for the ICC Cricket World Cup

If you're travelling to the ICC Cricket World Cup this spring, you'll be aware that it's a hectic time for a cricket fan. The tournament runs from February 14 - March 28, and 49 one-day international matches will be played. That's a lot of games. So, without any further ado, here's what to check be... Read more

Travel advice for over 65s: Staying safe, the best destinations and life hacks

It's generally known that age isn’t anything but a number - and we couldn’t agree more. There’s been a huge increase in the number of older people saying ‘Pah!’ to their advancing years, and seeing the world. Which is great. However, being an older traveller brings its own set of advantages and dis... Read more

Questions about holiday insurance for the over-65s

We love to hear from over 65s who want to insure their holiday with us - it’s great to see older people planning the trip of a lifetime. You may have some questions about how your age affects your policy; we’ve answered some of the most common ones below. If you have any other questions, please giv... Read more

Holiday insurance for over 65s: What you need to know

It’s amazing how travel improves as you get older. Suddenly, you’re not in such a hurry to run from place to place; you can take your time and really relish the sights. This is your opportunity to get to know the country you’re visiting – and why not? Life’s too short to miss anything; why not enjoy... 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

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