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Why Columbus Direct?

  • A trusted brand for more than 25 years
  • Travel insurance from New Zealand's specialists
  • Over 15 million travellers covered worldwide
  • Policies underwritten at Lloyd’s
  • Award-winning products and services
2013: Travel Insurance Intermediary of the year award by the ITIJ2011: Best Travel Insurance Provider award from the Personal Finance Awards 2012: Best Travel Insurance Provider award from the Your Money Direct AwardsBest Online Travel Insurance Provider award from the Your Money Direct Awards 

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Great news for Adventurers

Columbus Direct now offers cover add-ons for a huge number of sports and adventure activities. This includes a range of activities that are traditionally difficult to find cover for like cycle touring, skydiving, on-road motorcycling over 250cc, outdoor rock climbing, and quad biking.1 [1 Cover is... Read more

5 Scary Movies not to watch this Halloween if you're planning to travel

Halloween is almost here! Grab the popcorn and dim the lights - it’s time to snuggle up with a good old scary movie. A word of warning though: if you have a holiday coming up then think twice when scrolling through the Netflix catalogue. Horror filmmakers love travel-gone-wrong stories. You want to... Read more

Travel Heroes Competition Launched

Calling all Travel Heroes! We’re on the lookout for people who use their holiday time to make the world a better place. Travel Heroes climb mountains and run marathons to raise money for charity. They provide aid to people in need, pitch in at environmental reserves or become volunteer teachers. Tr... Read more

9 reasons why New Zealand rocks

Ask any Kiwi why they love their country, and they’ll fall over themselves to tell you why their home country is so great. The rugby team are capable of knocking the socks off any team from around the world, the food is terrific and when it comes to natural beauty, we win. However, we weren’t conte... Read more