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Great Value for money

Most cost effective insurance, with good service and easy to use website. Read more
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Karen Melville Ives


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Honor Lymburn

Great as always

Easy to purchase, easy to follow, comprehensive cover, highly recommended Read more
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Honor Lymburn

Columbus Direct is rated 4 / 5 based on 28 Trustpilot customer reviews.


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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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