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Travel insurance comparison welcomes Columbus Direct


Travel insurance comparison welcomes Columbus Direct

New Zealand travel insurance comparison website, is pleased to announce Columbus Direct as the latest insurer to be added to its panel.

Natalie Ball, Director, said:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Columbus Direct to our panel of insurers on In the last few months we’ve seen a huge increase in Kiwi’s researching their travel insurance by using comparison websites like ours and the competitive nature of Columbus Direct’s travel insurance policies will appeal to many customers.

With more insurers joining our panel soon, our customers will have a wider choice of products to compare. We are actively looking to add more insurers to our comparison.”

Antje Lauterbach, Marketing Manager, Columbus Direct Travel Insurance said:

We’re excited that Kiwis can now compare our full range of travel insurance products on With our updated booking engine and new online medical screening we’ve made it easier than ever to customise our policies after comparing. Comparison sites are a successful channel for us and we’re looking forward to working with to help more Kiwis find the right travel insurance cover.

About Columbus Direct

Columbus Direct is a leading international travel insurance specialist who have been offering low cost travel insurance to New Zealand residents for over 10 years.

Trusted around the world since 1988, Columbus Direct provide value for money travel insurance tailored to the travel needs of Kiwi residents. Free cover for up to three dependent children and automatic discounts for groups and couples are only two examples of how Columbus Direct have earned their reputation for putting the customer first.

Their Premier policies include $20 million overseas medical cover, $15,000 cancellation, $7,500 personal baggage, $5 million personal liability and more. They also have policies for frequent travellers - their Annual Multi-Trip travel insurance offers year-round protection covering an unlimited number of trips as long as no single trip exceeds 60 days. And for those adventure enthusiasts they offer specially designed Adventure and Winter Sports cover. Columbus Direct policies are underwritten by certain syndicates at Lloyd's of London. Columbus Direct Travel Insurance Pty Limited (ABN 99 107 050 582) is an Australian Financial Services Licence holder: No. 246636.

Travel Insurance Panel

Whilst you don’t get a comparison of all providers in the market, the Compare Travel Insurance site compares a vast range of basic and comprehensive policies from various insurers to ensure Kiwi travellers get a great deal on their travel insurance. Their site is suitable for singles, families, backpackers, skiers and seniors, offering cover for all destinations and trip lengths. The site currently compares the following travel insurance brands 1Cover, American Express, Columbus Direct, Compass Travel Insurance, DUinsure and STA Travel. Comparisons are default ranked according to price and users have the ability to sort by popular cover levels.

The website owners are actively looking for more travel insurance companies to add to the list. Watch this space for more insurers added to the panel in the coming weeks.

About is New Zealand’s leading comparison site solely focussed on travel insurance. is owned and operated by CoverDirect NZ Limited (INC 3526051) and the quote engine is powered by 'Compare Insurance’.

Their comparison provides unbiased travel insurance information making it easy to compare travel insurance quotes, policies and levels of cover in a few simple steps. Best of all, their service is free! Their quote engine will provide you with the same great price that you will get by going direct to the insurers site.

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