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Travel warning: Strikes in Germany, India and Spain

People travelling to Germany, India and Spain are strongly recommended to check with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office before setting off on their journey. Germany Strike action at Frankfurt Airport is expected to cause severe delays and cancellations until Thursday, 1st March, as up to quarte... Read more

Flooding in the Indian states of Assam and Sikkim

Heavy rains in North East India have wreaked havoc in the states of Assam and Sikkim.  At least 21 people have been killed by the landslides and flooding caused by the torrential downpour. Five people are reported to have lost their lives in Assam where as thousands are thought to be stranded. 16 ... Read more

Kingfisher Airlines Halts Overseas Operations

Crisis for the embattled Indian carrier, Kingfisher, escalated further as the indebted airline chose to stall all of its international operations and drastically reduce its local routes in an effort to cut costs. However analysts believe that this move will not help Kingfisher as it draws closer to ... Read more

16 of the most remote and beautiful places you can visit: Part 1

We all want different things from our travel experiences in terms of entertainment, culture and seeing what life's like in other parts of the world. There are those, however, who want to veer as far off the well-beaten tourist track as possible, and visit the most remote places that are both access... Read more

Top three long weekend breaks for singles

Fed up with spending Easter gorging yourself on chocolate, watching the same old films trotted out every year? Of course you are. Why not make the most of this year's four-day weekend by packing a bag and jumping on a flight to somewhere new? You don't need a travelling companion; just book a bed, ... 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

Tornadoes In Georgia And Tennessee Cause Widespread Destruction

30 January 2013 Last updated at 19:21 GMT Columbus Direct customers who have purchased their policies after 30 January, 19.21 GMT will not be covered under the policy for Travel Delay, Abandonment, or Missed Departure as a direct or indirect result of the recent storm in the Southeast and parts of ... Read more

Great holiday ideas to get away from it all

The daily commute and demands of juggling a hectic social and family life can leave you in the doldrums at this grey old time of year.  What you need is a pick-me-up – so what about planning a getaway that’s both rejuvenating and good for the soul, to set you back on track?  Here are a few of our ... 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

Cyclone Mahasen: Bangladesh orders coastal evacuation

Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated from coastal areas of Bangladesh threatened by Cyclone Mahasen. The Bangladeshi authorities have raised the danger level to seven out of 10 for low-lying areas around Chittagong and the coastal district of Cox's Bazar. The cyclone, heading north-e... Read more

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