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Help Columbus make a difference this Christmas

This Christmas, we’re joining with both Rainbow Trust children’s charity and Crisis, who work with homeless people, to raise vital funds at what can be a difficult time of year for those in need. We’re inviting you to help us make a difference, by making sure we reach our target of £1,000 for each c... Read more

Sexism and travel: ABTA's guide to cultural differences and staying safe abroad

Columbus Direct has spoken to ABTA about cultural differences, and how you can avoid coming unstuck during your summer holiday by following a few simple rules. If you're reading this in the UK, you'll be aware that as a rule, we're a pretty tolerant country. However, there are some countries where ... Read more

Candies with a difference

Yes, we all know the M&Ms, Kit Kats, Haribo’s and Milky Ways, your standard run of the mill candy which you can buy pretty much all over the world. But this National Candy Day, we wanted to show you how some countries have their own tastes which are a bit more…unique Musk Sticks An acquired ta... Read more

How can tourists help stray cats abroad?

If you’re heading somewhere hot this year, there’s a good chance that your hotel, apartment or villa will have a local cat - maybe even a handful. And if you’re an animal lover, you’ll quickly become attached. You’ll feed them every day, pet them, and leave out water. You may even consider bringing ... Read more

Just so you know, the FCO is not directory enquiries

Recent enquiries received by Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff in Spain include a request for Phil Collins’ telephone number, and a man reportedly asked staff to contact his dominatrix after she had left him stranded at the airport The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is attempting to remind... Read more

Valentines Day - Romance Ratings & Survey Results

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Columbus Direct are offering 20% off our Travel Insurance products. Follow this link and 'like' Columbus on Facebook to take advantage of this offer and save today. How do you know when you’ve fulfilled your partner’s true desires on the day you propose? They say ‘yes’... Read more

Help Children like Chloe this Christmas

This Christmas, Columbus has teamed up with both Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Crisis to help raise £1,000 for each charity by Friday 21st December; money which can really help them carry out their valuable work. To lend your support, simply Like Columbus Direct on Facebook and we'll give a ... Read more

Columbus supporting Crisis at Christmas - the largest volunteer led event in the UK

Columbus Direct has teamed up with Crisis and Rainbow Trust to help raise £1,000 for each charity by Friday 21st December – and it’s easy to lend your support.  Simply Like Columbus Direct on Facebook and choose which charity you want to support - we’ll donate £1 per Like, to help us meet our fundra... Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Edinburgh

The capital of Scotland is a cultural hive of activity, and regardless of what floats your boat, it's great place for a lad's weekend, a hen party with a difference, or a quiet couples' weekend. Crowned the first City of Literature, home of the Fringe, the National Galleries, one of the best zoos i... Read more

Choosing Ski Boots with Chemmy Alcott

Boot fit is vital, whether you're new to skiing, or a pro like Chemmy.Although it can be better to rent skis when you get to the mountain as you're saving on baggage costs and getting the best skis for the conditions, if you ski regularly, you may want to consider bringing your own ski boots on holi... Read more

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