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How to manage your workload before going on holiday

You may love your job - you may hate your job. You may be even be entirely ambivalent about it. But whichever way you look at it, you've got to keep things ticking over while you're on your holiday - and that can lead to some stressful times in the office before you leave. We're a team that loves t... Read more

Millennials married to their jobs in danger of 'holiday burnout'

Hands up if you're always tempted to get on your phone and do just a little bit of extra work while you're on holiday? We've done some research into working on holiday, and we've discovered that lots of people are failing to detach from the office when it comes to their summer breaks. However, it’s ... Read more

Dealing with one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year

The summer holidays are in full swing and as we approach the tail-end of July and August, you and the kids may well be flocking to your nearest airport to head abroad for a week or two.ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) estimates that 2 million UK travellers will head overseas on the last w... Read more

Ten excellent reasons to book an autumn getaway

If you've got some holiday left over but you're planning on sitting on it until something better comes along, don't. Here at Columbus Direct, we urge you to seize the day and make the most of the big wide world - and here are ten reasons why you should book that autumn break. 1) Apart from various C... Read more

The Columbus Direct team share their worst holiday mistakes

Making mistakes is what travel is all about; you can't see the world properly without the odd faux-pas or missed flight. We decided to ask around the Columbus Direct team and see what their worst-ever travel mistakes were; the responses we received surprised us. From oversleeping to undersleeping, o... Read more

The ten types of people you'll meet on your travels

From the secretly-hateful couple to the elderly pair who spend all day in the bar knocking back cocktails, the average holiday features ten types of people you'll be very familiar with. We've compiled a list of them here; it's by no means exhaustive, but it's a good start. The couple on their honeym... Read more

Women more likely to suffer from 'holiday stress', according to new research

There's no denying that getting a holiday off the ground can be pretty tough - there's lots of preparation behind the scenes to ensure everything goes well. From getting everyone packed and ready to go to getting to the airport on time, things can get tense - and there's a new study which suggests t... Read more

New survey suggests kids and relationships suffer when you work on holiday

A new survey has suggested that just taking a few hours to work on holiday can have a damaging effect on your relationships - and your kids. Parents are being warned to avoid sabotaging their much-needed quality family time by allowing work to 'gatecrash' their family holidays. A recent poll by Tots... Read more