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Top 5 Columbus Day Celebrations

It’s Columbus Day on October 12th and Christopher Columbus’ crossing of the Atlantic is celebrated in many cultures and in many forms. The explorer’s heritage means you can immerse yourself in Italian culture in San Francisco’s 145th Italian Heritage Parade, or you can dance Salsa all week in the to... Read more

Announcement: Columbus Day Prize Draw Winner

Congratulations to Jessica Coleman from Kingston Upon Thames on winning the case of new world wine in our 'Columbus Day Prize Draw'. Read more

Top five facts about Christopher Columbus

We thought we’d have some fun and find out more about our namesake - so here are our top five facts about Christopher Columbus: 1) Christopher Columbus was actually Italian – born in Genoa in 1451 (although he always wrote in Spanish).  However, some believe he was born on the island of Corsica, wh... Read more

Our Columbus Day competition was a huge success

We've got just one word for you - wow. The standard of entries for our Columbus Day competition was incredible, and we'd like to thank everyone who entered. We received over 100 entries, and when it comes to imagination, you lot don't disappoint. From discoveries that came about due to dodgy satna... Read more

Check out the winning entry for our Columbus Day competition

When we finally sat down to try and choose a winner for our Columbus Day competition (with an independent adjudicator, of course), we had no idea how hard it would be to pick a winner. We asked you to submit your accidental holiday discoveries, and sifting through the hundreds of incredible entries... Read more

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

Columbus saves holiday from becoming a disaster

Dear Sirs, I had to write to let you know that your wonderful new service has saved our 'Once in a Lifetime' holiday from becoming a disaster. When I tried to input the flight details for our future holiday into your website, the outward flight loaded without a problem. However when I tried to loa... Read more

Columbus Direct Brand Evolution

You may have noticed our updated logo and the make-over we’ve given to Columbus the dog – we hope you like what we’ve done.We thought you might be interested in seeing how the brand has changed over the last 25 years, so we’ve put together a short video so you can see the evolution of both the logo ... Read more

Columbus Direct wins ITIJ Award

Columbus Direct has won the 2019 ITIJ award for Aggregator / Broker / Affinity Provider of the Year. The International Travel & Health Insurance Journal has been around for 20 years and has been a leading voice in the world of health and travel insurance. Through news and independent articles, ... 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, ... Read more

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