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24 Oct, 2016, 22:34 BST Columbus Direct: Travel to Make the World a Better Place and be Rewarded

Travellers who want to use the power of travel to change the world now have the opportunity to win $5,000 for their cause or charity, plus $500...


23 Oct, 2016, 22:30 BST Calling on all Australia's and New Zealand's Travel Heroes for the Chance to Win $5,500

Travellers who want to use the power of travel to change the world now have the opportunity to win $5,000 for their cause or charity, plus $500...


21 Jul, 2016, 09:00 BST Captain Kirk's £13,000 Insurance Premium

Star Trek's Captain Kirk would have to pay £13,880 in travel insurance for a mission to boldly go where no one has gone before. Costs calculated...


14 Apr, 2016, 10:55 BST Columbus Direct Launches Pet Insurance Offering in Partnership with Surewise.com

Leading UK insurance brand Columbus Direct has further extended its product offering with the launch of a brand new Pet Insurance product. (Logo:...


24 Mar, 2016, 13:24 GMT Flight Delays of One Hour or More Covered by Columbus Lounge Benefit Over Easter

This Easter Columbus Direct is reducing the threshold for its exclusive airport delay benefit from two hours to just an hour. Between March 24th and...


17 Mar, 2016, 09:30 GMT One Passenger in 16 Delayed in 2015 as Columbus Reveals Details of Easter Flight Delays

As the Easter holiday approaches, Columbus Direct has found that an average of one passenger in 16[1] experienced an airline departure delay of at...


04 Nov, 2015, 14:36 GMT Columbus Direct Responds to Indonesia Airport Closures

Thousands of tourists are stranded after ash spewing from the Mount Rinjani volcano in Indonesia forced the temporary grounding of all flights to the ...


22 Oct, 2015, 12:28 BST Columbus Offers Travellers Complementary Airport Lounge Access for Announced Flight Delays of an Hour

As many families get ready to jet off for a few days over half term, Columbus Direct has announced that it will reduce the threshold for its airport...


08 Oct, 2015, 08:56 BST Columbus Direct Finds Gap Year Medical Claims Have More Than Doubled in Two Years

Columbus direct provides advice for gap year travellers Travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct has found that the average cost of backpacker...


28 Aug, 2015, 10:08 BST Columbus Offers Airport Lounge Access for Major Delay

Columbus Direct is pleased to announce free airport lounge access as part of its travel insurance policies to help customers that are affected by an...


24 Aug, 2015, 12:59 BST Columbus Direct Launches First Airport Kiosks for Last-Minute Insurance Buyers

Columbus Direct is addressing the risk of people travelling uninsured with the introduction of self-service kiosks at Gatwick Airport for the...


10 Jul, 2015, 18:28 BST Columbus Direct Responds to Indonesia Airport Closures

Three airports in Indonesia, including Bali, have been closed until Saturday, after a volcanic eruption. Travel insurer Columbus Direct is reminding...


02 Jul, 2015, 14:06 BST Londoners and Welsh Most Likely to Claim for Lost Bags and Medical Expenses

Research conducted by leading travel insurer Columbus Direct has revealed what people in different parts of the UK are most likely to claim for on...


25 Feb, 2015, 11:26 GMT Columbus Direct Launches Income Protection Product

Travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct has launched its new direct to consumer income protection product. With cover starting from £2.20 per...