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We have partnered with Columbus Direct to bring you award winning travel insurance coupled with outstanding customer service. Columbus has a range of options available, including Single Trip Travel insurance, Annual Travel Insurance and travel insurance for Adventure Holidays. Columbus even provides travel insurance for people with existing medical conditions.

With single trip policies starting at only £2.99* and annual cover from just £22.50 Columbus Direct offers a wide range of competitively priced policies.

Arranging Travel Insurance through Columbus Direct is simple and you will receive a quote in seconds. They have three levels of cover, Bronze, Silver and Gold, which you can chose to reflect the level of cover you need. You can also tailor your policy by adding or removing certain benefits such as cancellation, baggage, gadget and winter sports cover.

Since 1988 Columbus Travel has covered over 15 million holiday makers and through this considerable experience they have developed products with your needs in mind. Their policies can provide the following benefits:

  • Up to £15 million emergency medical expenses
  • High levels of cancellation and baggage available
  • 24 hour English speaking emergency helpline
  • Up to £25,000 personal accident
  • Up to £3 million personal liability
  • Option to cover winter sports
  • Over 150 sports and activities covered as standard
  • Children are covered for free on annual policies**
  • And much more...

Obtaining a quote is quick and easy and you complete your purchase online.


Columbus has won multiple awards including 13 Which? Best Buy awards, the ITIJ Travel Insurance Intermediary of the year, The Best Customer Focus Award from the Best Business awards, Best Internet Travel Insurance provider from Your Money Direct and also the Best Travel Insurance Provider award from the Personal Finance Awards 2011 and 2012.

*Prices obtained online during May 2013 for an individual aged 18-49 travelling to Europe on bronze cover (excluding cancellation and baggage). Prices shown include a 10% online discount when compared to call centre prices. Prices do not include cover for any pre-existing medical conditions and discounts do not apply to any additional medical condition premiums included on the policy. ** Kids are covered for free on all annual family policies, however this does not include cover for any pre-existing medical conditions. Travel Insurance is provided by Columbus Direct. Columbus Direct is a trading name of Columbus Travel Services Ltd who are registered in England & Wales, Reg. No. 2642155 at 17 Devonshire Sq, London EC2M 4SQ. Columbus Travel Insurance Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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