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Top 5 Columbus Day Celebrations

It’s Columbus Day on October 12th and Christopher Columbus’ crossing of the Atlantic is celebrated in many cultures and in many forms. The explorer’s heritage means you can immerse yourself in Italian culture in San Francisco’s 145th Italian Heritage Parade, or you can dance Salsa all week in the to... Read more

Top tips for your first time in Rome

Ah Rome, the eternal city. Italy's much-loved capital continues to enchant millions of visitors every year with its ancient architecture, its vibrant culture and pure romance. It's no wonder that Rome appears on many people's bucket lists, it offers so many attractions and landmarks. However, when ... Read more

Where to go in May

With the unseasonably chilly spring we’re having, we’re all in need of some sunshine here at Columbus Direct towers and our thoughts are turning to hotter climes.  Why not plan an early-season Summer break to get your dose of Vitamin D?  Here are our top picks for travel during May: Bahamas May is... Read more

Twenty-four little-known facts about the Euro 2016 countries

Even if you’re not a football fan, you can’t have missed the build-up to Euro 2016. This Friday, it’s all kicking off – and 24 countries will go head to head to battle for the top spot. There’s such an eclectic mix of countries taking part, we thought it would be good idea to find out some little-k... Read more

Ryanair fined €550k for poor customer service

Ryanair, the budget airline, has been fined €550k by the Italian competition watchdog AGCM after huge numbers of customers complained about the company's premium rate phone line. According to The Australian, people found it 'difficult and unreasonably expensive' to find alternative flights, claim r... Read more

New research reveals Brits' shocking attitude to food abroad

Brits abroad are famed for many things - but it seems like rolling their sleeves up and trying as many foreign foods as they can isn't one of them. New research by Sunshine.co.uk has revealed which meals Britons go for when they're on holiday - and yes, you've guessed it, junk food features fairly ... Read more

Keeping the kids entertained this Easter holiday

Easter is fast approaching, and although a few chocolate-based goodies will keep the kids entertained for a while, you'll only have so long before they start asking what you've got planned for the break. Research has shown that keeping kids entertained during the Easter holidays - with the likes of... Read more

Where to go this August bank holiday?

It's the last one of the year - at least until Christmas rolls around all too quickly. Bank holidays are the perfect excuse to book a little getaway with your partner, friends or family (before the kids go back to school). August 25 is a great time to have one, too. The sun is still shining, the fi... Read more

Top five facts about Christopher Columbus

We thought we’d have some fun and find out more about our namesake - so here are our top five facts about Christopher Columbus: 1) Christopher Columbus was actually Italian – born in Genoa in 1451 (although he always wrote in Spanish).  However, some believe he was born on the island of Corsica, wh... Read more

How to sustain a holiday romance once you're back home

Few can resist the allure of a holiday romance; the heat, the sea, the bars, the clubs and the cheap-as-chips drinks, coupled with a lack of responsibility, fast-track ‘feelings’ like nobody’s business. Emotions run high, bar tabs run even higher, and before you know it, you’re weeping on an easyJet... Read more

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