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5 days of free Wi-Fi now available to Columbus Direct customers

Going abroad and not having full use of your mobile without paying extortionate charges for roaming can be very frustrating, especially when you like to stay (or need to stay) connected. Not all hotels and resorts are well connected, you may find that they offer no Wi-Fi, or offer a poor connection ... Read more

New research suggests female solo travellers are on the rise

Good news, solo lady travellers - your numbers are growing.  New research undertaken by Travelzoo has suggested that 60% of women in the UK would be happy to head off on holiday alone, and that the destinations British women perceive as the world’s safest are France, Spain, Canada, Italy and the Un... Read more

US flights cancelled ahead of 'enormous' snowstorm

A huge snowstorm predicted to hit the north eastern United States has led to thousands of flights being cancelled. Snow is forecast for New York and Boston, as well as surrounding areas. Up to three feet of snow could fall by the end of today. British Airways has cancelled seven flights from Heath... Read more

Be safe on the slopes

Columbus Direct is one of over 500 travel industry partners that supports of the FCO’s Know Before You Go campaign, whose aim is to help Brits to stay safe and healthy abroad. And with the ski season in full flow, the Know Before You Go team has sent us the results of a recent survey of winte... Read more

Get to know the other side of Dubai this autumn

Say 'Dubai', and most people think of millionaires speeding around in six-figure supercars, opulent designer shopping malls and slick beach resort hotels. We’ve been wondering whether there’s another side of this gleaming new metropolis to discover, and if culture, art and adventure await in the Un... Read more

Mules are fools - Brits urged to consider the consequences of drug crimes

New advice from the FCO has hammered home the message that being a drugs mule is, well, utterly bonkers. Every year, Brits are putting themselves at risk of arrest or imprisonment for drug-related offending. There has been an increase in arrests over the past year, and the Foreign and Commonwealth ... Read more

The in-flight films no airline should ever show

There's some in-flight entertainment that nobody should have to sit through. Repeat offenders include Ice Age (please don't try and defend it by referencing the squirrel and the nut, that argument carries absolutely no water), the desperately unfunny Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and, for some obscure ... Read more

Airlines and Airports to avoid if you don't want a delay

When it comes to holidays, you’d ideally want to be stress free as soon as you clock out of your final shift at work. If you’ve been planning your trip for months, exploring a new city and all the sights that come with it – or whether you’re laid back and heading straight for the beach, you’ll wa... Read more

Finding your window seat to the Wonders of the World

You can call them bucket list destinations, or places you think require spending a fortune to get to, but natural and human made wonders around the world are more accessible than ever before. Thanks to affordable air travel and the great tools available to help make savvy travellers out of all of us... 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

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