TRAVEL ALERT: Protests in Hong Kong

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) is warning travellers about continuing protests in several locations across Hong Kong. This includes rail stations and the Hong Kong International Airport. These protests pose an extra risk to travellers and have the potential to disrupt travel plans. This page provides an overview of how the Hong Kong Protests may affect your travel insurance. If you are looking to purchase a policy You may purchase a policy to cover your trip to Hong Kong, but it is important to note that you won’t be covered for any claims arising directly or indirectly fro... Read more

BYO Babysitter - The New Family Travel Trend.

Here’s a truth almost that every parent knows: When you take your kids on holiday, it’s really mostly a holiday for the kids. Some parents may consider a childless holiday the dream solution – think of the sleep-ins! – but for those with young children it can often cause more anxiety and organisati... Read more

TRAVEL ALERT: Volcanic Activity - Mount Agung, Bali

On 22 September 2017, the National Disaster Management Authority for Indonesia raised the volcanic alert level for the Mount Agung volcano in north east Bali to level 4, the highest level, indicating that an eruption is imminent. This page provides an overview of how the events may affect your trave... Read more

My Essential Pre-Trip To-Do List

In my early twenties I was invincible. When I travelled I was care-free and on occasion, don’t tell my mother, insurance free. These days, I wouldn’t jump on a domestic flight without insurance. Working in the travel insurance industry, I’ve had the benefit of learning not only from my own experien... Read more

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

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

Travel Blogger Interview with Don't Stop Living

Jonny's passion for people, places, travel, beer and football has seen him leave his home town in Northern Ireland in 2003. He has been on the road ever since, travelling, working and living in over 100 countries in all seven continents. He writes about his adventures every day and has been featured... 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

The top 10 travel trends for 2016

Maybe you want to try something different this year. Maybe you want to see what’s popular - and maybe you’re just curious about what everyone else is up to. What does 2016 hold for the travel industry, and which new places and ways of travelling should you be trying out? We did some research into t... Read more


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