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What you need to know about Ebola and travel

Please note: If you've got any questions about your travel insurance and how Ebola might affect your journey, tweet us @Columbus_Direct with your questions.Passengers arriving in the UK from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will have their temperatures tested for suspected Ebola at Heathrow terminal... Read more

The 5 Best Safari Countries

When it comes to adventure holidays, they don’t come much bigger and better than a safari. While there are many kinds of safaris, the word safari will always be synonymous with exploring the wilds of Africa in search of the animals you find nowhere else on earth. Here we look at the 5 best safari co... 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

New research suggests female solo travellers are on the rise

Good news, solo lady travellers - your numbers are growing.  New research undertaken by Travelzoo has suggested that 60% of women in the UK would be happy to head off on holiday alone, and that the destinations British women perceive as the world’s safest are France, Spain, Canada, Italy and the Uni... 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 w... Read more

Holidaymakers urged to watch out for fraud scams this summer

If you're booking your holiday online this year, make sure you're aware of the scams out there that could set you back thousands of pounds. According to a new report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau section of the City of London Police, around £2.2m was stolen from unsuspecting holidaymaker... Read more

Hot places to jet off to this October

Autumn's finally hit the UK, and if you're chasing the sun, here are some destinations that we recommend.  The Canary Islands: The Canary Islands, found just off the west coast of Africa, must have some of the happiest residents in the world; they've got high temperatures all year long and you're pr... Read more

Eight unusual wine making regions around the world

Think wine and, most of us anyway, immediately think of the major wine producing countries such as France, Spain and Italy. Those who think of themselves as modern connoisseurs may think Australia, America and Chile. The fact is that there are very few countries who don't produce wine now, and they ... Read more

How to stay safe when visiting 2015’s hottest destinations

Heading abroad this year? Make sure you read this first. We've taken a look at some of the potential risks associated with the top destinations for 2015, listed in ABTA’s latest Travel Trends Report. However, before we begin assessing the risks, what are the top travel destinations for 2015? Austria... Read more

Escape from the General Election 2015 at the world's remotest locations

If you can't take another minute of politicians leering out of the TV at you (sorry, Ed, that voice - it's too much, even for us), you'd better hold on - Election 2015 fever is picking up, and it'll be making headlines for the next month or so as the victor settles in, and the loser licks their woun... Read more

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