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Travel Insurance 101

If you’ve been following the adventures of Jess, Sid, Soph, Will and Dave in Student Edge & Columbus Direct's #HolidayFails series, then you know exactly how wrong an innocent little holiday can go. So should you lock yourself in your bedroom and never travel more than 20km from your home eve... Read more

Travel advice: Your insurance and the Istanbul airport attack

Wednesday’s attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport have disrupted travel to and within Turkey. If you’re in Istanbul and you want to know how your travel insurance can help you, we’ve answered some FAQs below. For more information, please call our customer service team: Australia: 1300 669 999 New ... Read more

This is Travel Heroes: A site for travellers who change the world

Welcome to Travel Heroes! We're thrilled you've made your way to the Travel Heroes site. So what's this all about? We've created Travel Heroes because we believe travel is a powerful thing that can change the world for the better. Travel Heroes is a site for everyone who wants to be inspired to ... Read more

Are Aussies becoming more savvy when it comes to buying travel insurance?

Has a government guide influenced how and when we buy insurance? The answer could well be ‘yes’. According to comparethemarket.com.au, the launch of the Foreign Minister’s Travel Insurance Buying Guide in October last year has shown ‘obvious changes’ to how consumers buy insurance. One month before... Read more

Do you have what it takes to be a Travel Hero?

For most of us ‘holiday’ means cocktails on sandy beaches, shopping trips in old European cities and eating exotic cuisine in equally exotic locations. For some travellers ‘holiday’ has come to mean something more – the chance to make the world a better place. People all over the world are upgrad... Read more

The Ultimate Thailand Travel Guide

As you'll see below in our Thailand travel advice and traveller guide, from lush rainforests, pristine beaches, to a vibrant nightlife and wide range of adventurous activities like scuba diving and rock climbing, there’s no shortage of reasons to travel to Thailand. With an affordable cost of living... Read more

The Ultimate Bali Travel Guide

Bali is Indonesia’s smallest province, but it’s also one of the most popular, and it’s not hard to see why.  With gorgeous beaches suited to everything from surfing to snorkelling, a delicious and diverse cuisine as well as a lively nightlife and rich culture, this charming island in the Indian Ocea... Read more

Travel Advice Your insurance and the new device ban on flights

On March 21st US authorities announced that those flying into the USA from certain Middle Eastern destinations will not be allowed to carry large electronic devices, such as laptops or tablets, with them on their flight. Just under a week ago, UK authorities announced that they will follow suit. If... Read more

Your guide to travel insurance and pre-existing medical conditions

Buying travel insurance for a pre-existing medical condition can seem daunting; what needs to be disclosed? What if you’ve been free from a disease for a certain number of years? Do conditions like asthma need to be declared? We listen to you when you come to us with questions, so here are some of ... Read more

Meet Australia and New Zealands Travel Hero

Australia and New Zealand’s Travel Hero is… JACKIE SCOTT Jackie’s cause, The Sandra Jones Centre, will receive a $5,000 donation from Columbus Direct. In recognition of her amazing work Jackie will also receive $500 personal spending money.  WHO IS JACKIE SCOTT? In 2015 Jackie travelled aroun... Read more

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