Airline in-seat technology is taking flight

There was a time that the most sophisticated piece of technology around your airline seat was the aircraft itself. As we become inseparable from our digital devices and the daily tasks we rely on them for, airlines are finally catching up. British Airways parent company IAG is making its low-cost airline Level pretty high tech when it comes to passenger convenience – at least electronic convenience. The airline will feature a way to connect mobile devices to seat back screens to order a variety of meals and services. From Wi-Fi to snacks and movies, purchases can be made on the screen and com... Read more

The top five airport hubs you need to explore

While all airports now offer some form of entertainment, some go further than others. Here, we introduce you to five of the world's most impressive airport hubs. From tropical gardens and indoor golf courses to the comfort of airport lounges, there's plenty to put a smile on your face. 1. Munich Fr... Read more

Hurricane Irma tears path through the Caribbean and Florida

Hurricane Irma tears path through the Caribbean and Florida Travellers heading to the Caribbean and Florida over the weekend are justifiably on high alert about the progress of Hurricane Irma. Already tearing into the eastward islands of Turks and Caicos on Thursday night, Irma has been upgraded to... Read more

Columbus Direct Wins Best Direct Provider of Travel Insurance at prestigious YourMoney.com awards

25th July 2017 – Columbus Direct is delighted to announce it has won the Best Direct Provider of Travel Insurance accolade at the prestigious YourMoney.com awards 2017. YourMoney.com is a website that acts as a guide to consumers throughout every stage of their personal finance lives. The awards re... Read more

ESSENTIAL TRAVEL APPS FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP

These days a smartphone is an essential travel companion. Most people wouldn't even dream of leaving the house without theirs. If you want to connect to the internet or keep in touch with friends and family, they make the job much easier. For travellers though, this is just the tip of the iceberg. ... Read more

#nofilter: 5 ways to perfect your Instagram travel pictures

Instagram is a traveling photographer's dream. Whether you're wining and dining in a European capital or island hopping in the South Pacific, you'll be keen to give friends and family back home a snapshot of the experience. The combination of artistic shots, breathtaking scenery and playful caption... Read more

Going on your holidays? Take a GP in your pocket (just in case)

Most of us go on our holidays hoping to relax and enjoy ourselves. Just occasionally, things don’t always go to plan, our health has other ideas. It may be an upset stomach, a fall by the poolside, or a nasty insect bite, we know these things happen.  When they do, all you want to do is see a doctor... Read more

Chemmy Alcott - travelling with a 10 week old baby

Following the birth of her baby boy Locki in January this year, four-time British Winter Olympian and our brand ambassador Chemmy Alcott has long gone back to her demanding work duties. Juggling between sleepless nights, her work as a ski race coach and TV presenter, as well as a hectic travel sched... Read more

Sterling Takes a Pounding

STERLING TAKES A POUNDING The pound has enjoyed a strong currency for many years, but the falling pound in recent months has left British holidaymakers lighter in the pocket. Brits heading to Europe, the US and Australia in particular will feel the pinch of less favourable exchange rates. We h... Read more

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 ho... Read more


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