Hogwarts tops mythical holiday destinations for children

Two in five children would rather holiday in fictional destinations than real places Hogwarts and the Star Wars Universe top children’s mythical holiday destinations ‘No school’ is voted as the best thing about going on holiday Two-fifths (40%) of children aged five to 11 would choose to holiday in a mythical destination rather than a real place, reveals new research from travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct1. Hogwarts and the Star Wars Universe were voted as the top mythical holiday destinations closely followed by Candyland, Neverland, Narnia and Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Me... Read more

Half of Children Have Met the Real Santa Claus

Half (47%) of British children (aged five to 11) claim to have met the “real” Santa Claus, reveals new research from travel insurance specialist Columbus Direct1.  When asked how Santa Claus knows where they live: 11% of children claim he uses magic to find them on Christmas Eve. One child claimed... Read more

Barcelona on a budget

City breaks don’t get much better than a trip to Barcelona. It’s one of Spain’s most enchanting seaside cities; a mix of great food, wonderful architecture, fabulous places to enjoy a beer in the evening and world-class shopping. However, there’s more to this much-loved city than its fabled streets.... Read more

Airbnb Vs Hotel – pros and cons

Airbnb or hotel? It’s a question many travellers ask. Each have their pros and cons, so how do you decide on which one to choose when travelling? Airbnb has had its fair share of controversy with wayward tenants occasionally trashing homes and engaging in illegal activities - but try finding a hotel... Read more

Thrill seekers series 1: Olympic sport holidays

Our pursuit for new highs has caused the demand for adventure holidays and extreme sports to boom – we need to feel alive again and what better way to do it than to flirt with danger. So if you’re an adrenaline junkie or just prefer to live life on the edge (literally), then you’re probably quite sp... Read more

Explore Greece like a local, the less-known islands list

Set the wind in your sails, escape the crowds and the tourist hot spots and venture to the lesser-known yet enchanting islands for an authentic taste of Greek life. There are a whole host of Greek islands overlooked by tourists that make for an off-the-beaten-track secret island escape. Forget the h... Read more

Top 5 family holiday destinations in Europe this summer

Planning a family summer holiday requires a certain amount of creativity so that it’s fun for the kids, relaxing for you, and affordable. When travelling with young children, you want flights to be relatively short, so if you haven’t planned that much needed getaway during the six week summer stretc... Read more

Summer flight delays and cancellations on the rise

For many people, summer holiday is not a necessity, but a must. Whether it’s a beach holiday, a road trip, an adrenaline-filled adventure, or an exotic vacation in the Far East, summer seems like the perfect time to get away from the hectic rush of everyday life to relax, unwind and replenish energy... Read more

Advice concerning Low Cost Holidays

Holiday booking company Lowcosttravelgroup Ltd. (lowcostholidays.com, Hoteling.com, Lowcostbeds) has gone into administration. The company ceased trading on 15th July 2016. In statement on the Lowcosttravelgroup website the company says: "We deeply regret to announce that the lowcosttravelgroup ceas... Read more

Travel advice: Your insurance and the Istanbul airport attack

The attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport (Europe’s third-busiest airport) have caused some travel disruption 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 servic... Read more


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