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Travel insurance ad aims to scare people into buying cover

A new advert has been launched in Australia that aims to 'frighten people' into buying travel insurance. Backed by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, in association with the Choice Guide to Travel Insurance, the unusual ad chooses to personify the 'risk' uninsured people face as a large, int... Read more

Insurance fraudster ordered to pay back thousands of pounds

A former City insurance employee who made six sham insurance claims to fund jaunts around the world has been handed a suspended jail term and ordered to repay tens of thousands of pounds to his victims at the Old Bailey. Jay Martin Solder, 28, had previously admitted making four fake travel insuran... Read more

Foreign Travel Insurance: Caution and Common Sense for Holidays in Portugal

There’s a freedom in Portugal that infiltrates your senses and gives you tingles. Strolling from Unesco world heritage sites, challenging hiking trails, some of Europe’s finest beaches, medieval houses, Roman temples, through Moorish alleys, Portugal has it all bathed in year-round sunshine. What is... Read more

Columbus Direct shortlisted for Travel Insurance Provider of the Year Award

It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Travel Insurance Provider of the Year Award in The Consumer Moneyfacts Survey ! According to MoneyFacts Group, Columbus Direct, "is shortlisted because its products are technically amongst the best in their field". Now you... Read more

Delayed in a manger: Six travel insurance tips for Christmas from the Nativity Story

Overcrowded hotels, unsuitable transportation, marauding soldiers, a pregnant backpacker going into labour; we might think that Christmas travel chaos is a relatively new phenomenon, but a brief analysis of the Nativity Story reveals that all the signs were there 2,000 years ago. Just as the three ... Read more

Ski Insurance and Winter Sports FAQs

Purchasing insurance for your winter sports holiday and have a niggling question? This blog will outline some of the most asked questions across a few categories, and provide information on how to access more details. You’ve got to always look after number one, so when purchasing travel insurance f... Read more

Holiday insurance for pregnancy: Here’s what you should know

Maybe you’re jetting off on a long-awaited babymoon, or you’re enjoying a beach break with the kids before the new arrival comes? Either way, a break with a bump is guaranteed to be a lot of fun. Picture the scene, holidaymakers. You’ve just arrived at the airport, you’ve sailed through security, a... Read more

Winter sports holiday insurance: Your questions answered

Winter sports are less of a hobby, and more of a glorious obsession. The satisfying sound of clicking into your skis, the way the piste feels when it’s soft and crunchy underfoot. When else can you enjoy a lunchtime beer overlooking the mountains, and wallow in a steaming hot tub at the end of the d... Read more

British woman highlights dangers of travel without travel insurance

A British woman whose travel insurance didn’t cover her is effectively ‘trapped’ in the US after falling ill abroad. Denise Griggi, 63, was rushed to hospital shortly after landing in the US due to early stage congestive heart failure. Her condition has been stabilised and she is recovering alongs... Read more

Holiday insurance FAQs for people travelling alone

There’s a lot to be said for hitting the road alone. You’re free to make your own choices. You can choose where and when you eat, sleep and stay; it’s an empowering way to travel. Found a new destination you’d like to see? Just pack up, buy your ticket and move on. Now, imagine getting to the airpo... Read more

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