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Travel trends in 2018 that may surprise you

Every place in the world is on notice: Travellers will be headed YOUR way this year. While there might be some dips in travel to popular destinations of the past, the theme for 2018 could best be captured by the popular Monty Python catchphrase, “And now for something completely different.” We’ve no... Read more

Travel advice: Your insurance and the Istanbul airport attack

The attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport (Europe’s third-busiest airport) have caused some travel disruption to and within Turkey. If you’re in Istanbul and you want to know how your travel insurance can help you, we’ve answered some FAQs below. For more information, please call our customer servic... Read more

The 8 mistakes successful travel bloggers don't make

Everyone wants to be a travel blogger, which is unsurprising. Getting paid to travel the world, seeing incredible sights and then writing about them doesn’t seem too hard, does it? However, there’s no disguising the fact that not all travel blogs are created equal - many just don’t have the pulling... Read more

The FCO looks at 2015's travel trends

What's new for travel in 2015? The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has made some prediction for travel trends this year - so here's what you can expect... Affluent travellers will stop being so cautious: Cautious optimism is so out; well, for the better-off traveller, anyway. In 2014, people to... Read more

How to travel cheaply around Europe by rail

If you've ever tried to book a trip around Europe by rail, the many problems that surround booking decent rail tickets hit you as soon as you get online. Which website should you use - why do prices vary so much? Why can't you get an economy ticket - and why can't you travel during the day? We spok... Read more

The travel hacks you'll kick yourself for missing out on

We're always in favour of hints and tips, shortcuts, and hacks, whether they're home or travel based. We've already looked at the essential life hacks for your holidays, and backpacker hacks that you should memorise before you leave the house; but the internet is wide, millions of people come up wi... Read more

Responsible Travel reveal how to be an ethical tourist

How do you travel ethically? We've spoken to Saul Greenland at Responsible Travel about travel and ethical tourism, and how people who want to see the world with a guilt-free conscience can make the most of their time abroad. Please can you give us a bit of background about Responsible Travel; whe... Read more

Travel trends changing shorter, city breaks

In 2016, UK residents went on over 70.8 million holidays abroad, which is a 68% rise from the 42 million trips taken in 1996. The way the world travels is forever changing in order to keep up with new trends and excursions. One of those changes in trends is the decrease in the traditional two-week ... Read more

Columbus Wins Best Online Travel Insurance Provider 2014 award

We are proud to announce that Columbus Direct has won a prestigious Your Money award – Best Online Travel Insurance Provider 2014. This is the second time we have won the award, the last time being in 2012. Now in their 17th year, the Your Money Awards are the longest standing awards in the industry... Read more

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

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