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The strangest travel accessories known to man

We all thought that travel accessories hit a new low when the Knee Defender was released - but it looks like that was only the beginning of the spate of accessories designed to make travel even more tedious. (Just in case you'd forgotten about the Knee Defender, you can read all about the most pass... 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

London Fashion Week: What to wear to travel

Packing for a trip can be a minefield if you’re looking to get the most out of your wardrobe. Whether it’s a two-day city break or a week in the sun, you’ll often find yourself fretting over a suitcase, muttering ‘I know I don’t need this all, but I have no idea what to pack.’ If you need a helping... Read more

Your travel insurance questions answered

Booking your holiday is always a great feeling. After all, it’s your world - enjoy it! From exploring a new city to lounging on the beach with a cocktail, your holidays are the best time of the year. We’ve covered the most frequently-asked questions about our travel insurance; from your first holid... Read more

Travel advice: Your insurance and the Brussels attacks

The airport and metro attacks in Brussels have caused widespread travel disruption. Eurostar services to Brussels have been suspended, and there are no flights to or from Brussels Airport. If you’re in Brussels and you want to know how your travel insurance can help you, we’ve answered some FAQs be... Read more

Seven travel resolutions for 2016

Whether you’ve saved enough to finally enjoy your gap year and head off somewhere exotic, or you’re determined to explore beyond Europe, it’s always good to start the New Year with some travel resolutions. Lacking inspiration? Fear not - we’ve done some thinking on your behalf. Bring your own food ... Read more

Hurricane Gonzalo causes travel chaos

As the UK is battered by strong winds and rain due to being on the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo, travel timetables have been disrupted.According to Flight Aware, a flight-tracking site, 9% of flights in and out of Heathrow today have been cancelled and a further 9% of flights are facing delays.Manc... Read more

Travel Delays likely as Lufthansa cancels flights

People flying in and out of Germany will experience travel delays as Lufthansa cancels flights due to a second strike. At least three airports – Frankfurt (Germany’s busiest airport), Tegel Airport in Berlin and Munich airport are affected by the industrial action. Lufthansa has cancelled 190 fli... Read more

Cold snap may lead to weekend travel delays

A cold snap heading for Britain could cause travel chaos this weekend, as temperatures could drop as low as -7°C. The bad weather, triggered by snowstorms in the US, could also bring freezing, heavy rain and strong winds. There's a good chance that these adverse conditions could wreak havoc on tra... 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

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