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Other Airlines' Plans

All major airlines are trying to run all of their flights today, but due to a backlog and logistical problems not every flight will be running as usual.  Click these links for updates: Ryanair, Virgin Atlantic, EasyJet, Aer Lingus. Read more

The 10 Most Iconic Beaches in The World

A beach is just a stretch of sand by the sea or ocean, but iconic beaches are so much more than a slip of white sand. These beaches have gained their iconic status for various reasons; appearing in classic films, being the beaches everyone wants to visit, or simply for having a reputation that every... Read more

Columbus Direct looks at the funniest airline safety videos

Even though we love seeing cabin crew take us through in-flight safety instructions (the part with the red toggles on the lifejacket is a particular favourite), we have a lot of time for in-flight safety videos. Especially when they're done well. Airlines have recently become wise to the fact that ... Read more

Jubilee knees up home or away

Whether you’re celebrating in the Mall or planning a quick getaway to take advantage of the extra Bank Holiday, we look at some of the best places to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend (Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th June 2012). London Staycations are still all the rage this year, and with ... Read more

The Ultimate List of Cruise Holidays

Cruise holidays have evolved. The landscape of uninterested couples sipping martinis has slid off the dance floor and into folklore. Those of us who are cruise virgins can now be incentivised not only by the fact that you pay up-front (and therefore stick to a budget) but that you can experience eve... Read more

US spring snow storm moves east after Midwestern havoc

A spring storm that brought as much as 17in (43 cm) of snow to parts of the US Midwest is moving east. Up to ten inches are expected in parts of Pennsylvania, with lesser totals forecast from southern New York to the states of the mid-Atlantic region. The storm was blamed over the weekend for a se... Read more

12 of the Strangest Food Events Around the World-Pt 2

Having delved into the murky world of peculiar food events from across the globe, we found there were more odd eating activities going on than we expected, so we are back with another six very strange food festivals, holidays and events. So, without further ado, here are more of the culinary odditi... Read more

How the new airport security measures may impact your travel plans

The opportunity to travel is one of life's greatest luxuries. We all want to feel secure when travelling and are used to adopting new rules if it means we can fly in safety. The US government's latest announcement, however,  has caused some confusion. It rules that airport passengers must be able to... Read more

Columbus Wins Best Online Travel Insurance Provider 2014 award

We are proud to announce that Columbus Direct has won a prestigious Your Money award – Best Online Travel Insurance Provider 2014. This is the second time we have won the award, the last time being in 2012. Now in their 17th year, the Your Money Awards are the longest standing awards in the industry... Read more

Ten celebrities who are frightened of flying

What’s the one thing that could ruin a glamour-filled jetsetting lifestyle? Why, being frightened of flying, of course. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how well-known you are - sometimes, flying's just too much for some people to handle. You won’t find these ten celebrities snoozing th... Read more

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