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Columbus Direct travel insurance kiosks launched at Gatwick Airport

If you’re heading away on your holidays soon and you’re flying from Gatwick’s South Terminal, you may spot a familiar face as you wait for your flight. For the next three months, Columbus Direct will be selling travel insurance from new kiosks in the airport’s main atrium - so if you've forgotten t... Read more

Hurricane Gonzalo causes travel chaos

As the UK is battered by strong winds and rain due to being on the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo, travel timetables have been disrupted.According to Flight Aware, a flight-tracking site, 9% of flights in and out of Heathrow today have been cancelled and a further 9% of flights are facing delays.Manc... 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

Claim compensation for your delayed summer flight

According to new research by flightright.co.uk, as many as one in five flights leaving the UK were delayed this summer - but passengers can still claim compensation from the airlines they travelled with. Flights from Gatwick to Spain were the worst affected, and people travelling to Barcelona affec... Read more

A step by step guide to dealing with children on flights

It tends to happen when you really don't need it; you're hungover, you're tired, or you have shedloads of work you need to get through before you land. Yes, we're talking about a flight where a troublemaking child is seated near you - and they won't take no for an answer. Here's how to placate the ... Read more

The worst things about returning home from holiday

Returning home from holiday is a bit like meeting up with a recent ex. You may have a stiff drink to strengthen your resolve beforehand and try to convince yourself that this is all for the best, but there's no denying that a few hours in, you'll realise that you're in the middle of a fairly uncomfo... Read more

A parental guide to holiday romances

Ah, holiday romances. The domain of a million teenage romance novels and normally the reason why you hear "But, Dad, I love him!" being screamed at any European airport over the summer. If you're about to jet off on an autumn break and you're a bit concerned that your boy-crazy (or, indeed, girl-cr... Read more

UK flights face disruption after London airspace closes

Flight delays are predicted this evening. A computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre means that all flights have been grounded and passengers are facing widespread disruption.While most travel insurance policies include cover for Travel Delay, the cover is normally only provided wher... Read more

Top ten surefire signs that you need a holiday

Let's be honest - most of us feel like we could do with a holiday all of the time.  However, there are certain tell-tale signs that you're nearing the end of your tether and modern life is getting on top of you - and that's when you should begin looking at flights, fast. You become unbearable on s... 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 honey... Read more

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