Gift guide for travellers

The perfect gift is hard to find especially if you are looking for a gift for a traveller. The best gifts are often a mix of efficiency and distraction. What gift(s) could limit airport anxiety, increase comfort in an airport or on a plane, and put a smile on their face? We’ve collected some of our favourite gifts that you could give to that special person in your life. From practicality to convenience, there’s something on this list for nearly any type of traveller. Noise-cancelling Headphones Other than your personal identification to get through security, there’s nothing more important t... Read more

Give your pets a helping hand this fireworks season

Many pets are nervous at the sound of the booming fireworks that light up the night sky this time of year, with some even needing to receive medical care during these stressful times. If you’re worried about your pet, then try some of our suggestions: Small Pets - Bring hutches/cages in to a quiet... Read more

Where to head for some winter sun that won’t break the bank

It’s that time of year where summer seems to have been an age ago, and your attention is focused on the clocks going back, making the days shorter, the inevitable frost is on its way and you’re searching your wardrobes for that thick winter coat. All that may seem a bit gloomy, so when the British ... Read more

Halloween around the World

Whether you’re trick or treating, carving pumpkins, lighting bonfires or bobbing for apples this Halloween, in many other parts of the world you will find church services and lighting candles on graves. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up what you could expect to see taking place around the world, i... Read more

Partnerships help budget airlines expand destinations, go long-haul

European budget airline easyJet has formed partnerships with two other airlines to do what larger airlines have easily done for many years – allow passengers to book an entire journey from its website involving more than one airline. It might not seem like much of a big deal to the average flyer bu... Read more

First moves to make in a zombie apocalypse

It's not every day that you should have to think about what your plan would be should it turn all Walking Dead on us, but sometimes it is good to have a little idea about how you would survive. There has been a huge amount of zombie-related TV and film which you may want to look back on to assist i... Read more

Winter is coming, get covered

Ski breaks can be expensive enough once you’ve bought the gear, lift pass and ski hire, so the last thing you want while on your holiday is a hefty medical bill in the unfortunate event of an accident. With Columbus Direct Winter Sports Cover, we will provide you with cover that will put your mind a... Read more

Spooky destinations you could visit this Halloween

While a lot of people choose their holiday destinations based on a bustling city break, or time to relax on a beach, some people enjoy visiting parts of the world where the history behind it is enough to send chills down your spine. With Halloween nearly upon us, there’s really no better time for s... Read more

A survival guide to Après-Ski

Heading for a week away in the ski season, and are totally unprepared for the physicality of a week of full on skiing, followed by long hours of après-ski? We’re here to help with some handy tips and advice on how to stay fresh all week long. Get the right gear - Being warm, dry and comfortable wil... Read more

Seismic activity increases as Bali prepares for possible volcano eruption

Highest volcano threat level activated as Mount Agung, Bali seismic activity remains high. Mount Agung, situated on the highest point in Bali, last erupted in 1963/64 which was considered one of the largest and most devastating in Indonesia’s history. It first erupted in February, with lava travell... Read more

Monarch Cease Trading: Important Information for Passengers

Thousands affected as Monarch cease trading At 4:00am BST on Monday 2nd October, Monarch Airlines Ltd, Monarch Holidays Ltd (ATOL Number 2275), First Aviation Ltd (ATOL Number 4888) previously trading as Monarch Airlines, Avro Ltd (ATOL Number 1939) and Somewhere2stay Ltd ceased trading and entered... Read more